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GM Saric - A new look at the Italian (Giuoco Piano) (Chess24 ebook)

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GM Saric - A new look at the Italian (Giuoco Piano) (Chess24 ebook)

Post  ChessCaissa on Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:19 am

True PDF (0.42 mb):

Thanks to golemcillo and chesskom! sunny

This is the e-book version of the following:

One of the oldest chess openings, the Italian game (also known as the Giuoco Piano) still has relevance today.

The Italian has seen a resurgence in the last couple of years due to the influence of defences to the Spanish (Ruy Lopez) such as the Berlin and the Marshall and GM Saric believes every serious 1.e4 player should have both 3.Bb5 and 3.Bc4 in their repertoire.

With many 1…e5 players expecting 3.Bb5, the Italian can be a great surprise weapon, especially when you are well prepared.

In this 3 hour course, GM Ivan Saric shows you how to create maximum problems for your opponent using systems with d3. Known as the Giuoco Piannisimo, or “very slow game”, this opening is inaccurately named as the positions can become wild and full of attacking possibilities at any point.

With GM Saric’s advice on the key lines and plans, you will be able to get an early advantage in your games by playing the Italian.

1. Introduction
2. Rare 3rd moves
3. 3…d6 and 3…Be7
4. 3…Nf6 4.d3 h6
5. 3…Nf6 4.d3 Be7
6. Main line: 3…Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.0-0 0-0 7.Bb3 a6 8.h3 Ba7 9.Re1 and 9…Ne7
7. Main line: 3…Bc5, with 9…h6 10.Nbd2 and 10…Nh5
8. Main line: 3…Bc5 with 9…Be6 or 9…Kh8
9. Main line: 3…Bc5 with 9…h6 and 10…Re8
10. 3…Bc5, followed by retreating to b6, rather than a7
11. 3…Bc5 with 7…a6, but not Ba7
12. Move-order tricks and transpositions


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Re: GM Saric - A new look at the Italian (Giuoco Piano) (Chess24 ebook)

Post  festival on Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:09 pm

Thanks for sharing!

This is an excellent overview of the Italian game .

Is the video available too?


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