Christian Bauer – Candidate Moves

“In his revolutionary opening books, Bauer reveals the secrets of how to play certain unknown variations. He takes an in-depth look not only at the main lines but also more offbeat tries, creating a comprehensive, ready-to-use manual for any player. Beyond any question or doubt, Christian is a top author.”

Christian tackles one of the most important issues in chess: how to select candidate moves. He illustrates and discusses many different themes such as:

  • entering relatively uncharted territory
  • replying on your acquired knowledge
  • using intuition
  • play prophylactically

He uses examples from his own games, the result is a uniquely useful book that will help you to raise the level of your general play.

French Grandmaster Christian Bauer is one of his country’s leading players. He is a former national champion and has represented France in numerous international team events. He has written many articles and books for several publishing houses: ‘Play 1…b6’ and ‘The Philidor Files’ for Everyman Chess and ‘Play the Scandinavian’ for Quality Chess. Many of his books have been translated into other languages. This is his fourth book and his first for Thinkers Publishing.