The hippopotamus, as each sizeable video game hunter understands, is a deceptively harmful beast. And so, within the chess international, is the Hippopotamus safety. To competitors strange with it, it appears awkward and unaggressive—until it crushes the existence out in their favourite openings. Andrew Martin analyzes the elemental strikes and key diversifications of the Hippopotamus, displaying with illustrative video games the way it confuses the typical participant but is inherently sound adequate for Grandmaster festival. at present of massive databases and lengthy forcing strains, the Hippopotamus stands proud, providing each person the opportunity to play chess in an unique and engaging way.
Read Online or Download The Hippopotamus Rises: The Re-Emergence of a Chess Opening (Batsford Chess Books) PDF
Best Chess books
Many books were written at the major traces of renowned openings similar to the Sicilian and Nimzo-Indian and but there's little on abnormal off-beat traces. some of the adaptations during this e-book are fairly unexplored and will be necessary guns for the weekend event play. foreign grasp Joel Benjamin and USCF grasp Eric Schillerr have written an outline of all of the much less universal diversifications.
The a hundred remarkable video games during this quantity are Mikhail Botvinnik's personal offerings because the most sensible video games he performed earlier than turning into global Champion in 1948. They hide the interval from his first gigantic event — the USSR Championship of 1927, during which the 16-year-old Botvinnik grew to become a grasp — to the foreign event at Groningen in 1946 — during which he established his skills for successful the area championship.
Additional resources for The Hippopotamus Rises: The Re-Emergence of a Chess Opening (Batsford Chess Books)