Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don’t have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year.
1 Jeroen Bosch - The SOS Files
2 Ruben Felgaer - Meeting the Caro-Kann with 2.Ne2
3 Dimitri Reinderman - The Meszaros Variation of the Sicilian
4 Jeroen Bosch - SOS versus Anti-Berlin
5 Alexander Finkel - SOS versus the Paulsen
6 Mazé & Cornette - Nimzo-Indian with 6...Qe8!?
7 Arthur Kogan - The Budapest Gambit Can Still Surprise!
8 Jeroen Bosch - French Prophylaxis
9 Adrian Mikhalchishin - Caro-Kann: Dementiev Variation
10 Dimitri Reinderman - The Porcupine Variation
11 Jeroen Bosch - Gajewski’s Incredible Spanish Novelty
12 Arthur Kogan - Play the Spielmann Attack
13 Alexander Finkel - An Old Idea in the Modern Defence
14 Jeroen Bosch - A Modest Indian
15 Igor Glek - A 19th Century Weapon versus the French
16 Leonid Gofshtein - A Dynamic Ruy Lopez Surprise
17 Dorian Rogozenko - Kamsky’s ‘Spare’ Slav
18 Who is Who? - Authors and their Subjects
Join the SOS Competiton: every 6 months, New In Chess offers a prize of € 250 for the best SOS game! Submit the game you played with an SOS variation to: New In Chess, SOS Competition, P.O.Box 1093, 1810 KB Alkmaar, The Netherlands.
"I have always loved opening surprises, and to see the face of my unsuspecting opponent while he falls into a deep think in a position where he has no idea what to do next. If you hold a similar opinion, you are going to love these series."
The Washington Post:
“A refreshing book, full of rare, uncommon but sound ideas that can spice up the opening repertoire of any tournament player.”
“The variations can be exceedingly difficult if you are not prepared.”
Bob Long, Chessco:
“For throwing your opponent off balance, it is hard to beat this series.”
John Watson, The Week In Chess:
“The most entertaining of books about openings that I know of. I recommend SOS because it is so much fun, to be sure, but also for its practical utility.”
Joe Petrolito, Australian Chess:
“These suggestions are very attractive to club players.”
“No matter what you play, you will find something exciting here.”
IM Jeremy Silman, author of 'The Amateur's Mind':
“You’ll be glad you joined Bosch’s bandwagon.”
GM Glenn Flear:
“Tricky opening ideas, not much to learn, surprise value and lots of fun!”