2nd Revised & Extended Edition
Von Ivan Ivanisevic, Milos Perunovic und Robert Marcus
324 Seiten, kartoniert, 2. Auflage 2022, Erstauflage 2016
About the specific move order in reaching our Paulsen-Taimanov variation, there are two possibilities. The first possibility is to start with 2...e6 and 4...Nc6, and the second one is revealed by 2...Nc6 with 4...Qc7.
We decided on the move order 2...Nc6 and 4...Qc7 firstly because we all learned this way in the Paulsen-Taimanov variation, but also for practical reasons. Firstly, we avoid 5.Nb5, which results in typical Hedgehog set-ups, and these positions are not to everyone's taste. Another reason is to keep in reserve the option of playing ...e5 at once, or sometimes even ...g6 without touching the e-pawn. This book is the result of twenty years of our work and playing the Taimanov combined.
We have played over 500 games in this variation and we desired to show all the beauty and richness of "our" variation.
We hope that our book will conjure all this and more, and will help our readers into the labyrinths of our Taimanov Bible.
Ivan Ivanisevic, Milos Perunovic, Robert Marcus