Daniel Hausrath – Double Fianchetto – The Modern Chess Lifestyle – ISBN 9789492510754 – 282 pages
I became an IM in 1997 and a GM in 2013. Many of my students have asked me when I will start writing a book, because they know that I like writing and explaining things. I come from a teaching family; my father was a teacher at a German academic high school and I always loved and still love reading and writing. Nowadays it is no longer easy to find enough silence for reading, because I have three small children between the ages of 3 and 6.
This book is definitely not a book full of theoretical lines. Of course, I will give some advice if possible and necessary. But the main purpose is to explain the structures that can result from double fianchettoed positions. The reader will find five chapters with structures from the white side and six chapters with structures from the black side. The last chapter is a mixed one, with games from both sides. The main — and longest — part will be the first chapter, with games and analyses of my own main weapon starting with Nf3, g3 and b3 against the King’s Indian and Grünfeld. I will show the reader a few games of my own and also games from Kramnik and Andersson, two of my favourite players.
I have learned a lot from their games myself. I have played those structures for nearly 25 years and one of my sons also now starts with 1.Nf3. During my years of playing chess I tried many possible openings with White and Black, but I was only successful with fianchettoing one, or even better both, bishops. Maybe this was a sign and those structures are really a lifestyle for me? I hope you will enjoy reading this book and maybe these structures will also become part of your lifestyle. ~ Daniel Hausrath
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GUENEAU Christophe (verified owner) –
Bullet reception. Fast and good. Tremendous task with Covid but TP managed to hold.
Will need more time to read the book
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Michael Ciamarra –
I have the highest praise for GM Hausrath’s work. The sixty-two well annotated games illustrate themes and concepts of the finachetto systems. Hausrath’s book is accessible to both strong players and those who are looking for new opening horizons to explore with excellent game selections. As a FIDE Trainer, I am recommending this book to students who want to explore the ‘Modern Chess Lifestyle’ (subtitle of the book). Congratulations Thinker’s Publishing for the book and my very best to GM Hausrath!
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Olof T. (verified owner) –
I have only had time for a quick view, and the book looks really interesting. Good layout and fonts that are readable (serif-type font in the body text is very good).
Tony (verified owner) –
GM Hausrath is an enthusiastic pedagogue and I am an enthusiastic student! I am looking forward to unlocking the positional secrets of the mysterious DF.