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The Great Evans Gambit Debate Paperback – February 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0938650751 ISBN-10: 0938650750 Edition: 0th

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  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Thinkers' Press (February 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0938650750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0938650751
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,191,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ZDSD on June 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
A Short History On The Evans:

The Evans-gambit is the subject of hard debate; still not too many modern players were brave enough to take the challenge of mastering it. Rhode was probably the bravest of them all! He gladly took on the challenge and read all the other books on the Evans, these include: Play the Evans Gambit by Tim Harding, The Evans Gambit Revolution by Richard Moody, Giuoco Piano by Eduard Gufeld and Oleg Stetsko, The 23, 1996 issue of Inside chess by Christensen, Books by murray chandler and others...
In Rhode's own words:
"When Kasparov crushed Anand in the Tal Memorial at Riga 1995 in their last tournament game before their 1995 World Championship Match, he sparked an amazing debate concerning the strength of the Evans Gambit, the most "romantic" of all chess openings"
Indeed the Evans was the weapon of choice for chess legends such as Morphy, Anderssen and others but with the rise of players of a more subtle approach it was regarded as "un sound". When the chess world perfected the art of defense it gave birth to players such as Steinitz, Lasker and among all others at that time, Capablanca... 1.d4 took-over for the old 1.e4 and players began to believe that in the opening stage one should just develop in comfortable manner before tactics take place. Even the adventuress Frank James Marshall was playing 1.d4 ... 1.e4 was almost tossed aside and when ever a player played it he would play the Ruy-Lopez not "giving in" to such childish openings as the Evans or King's gambit.
The Evans always remained in the shadows, lurking, waiting for the right time to strike back with full force... Now is the Time!
With this simple book, or rather a booklet Rhode reopened Pandora's Box and set free once more the true magic of chess!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Gifford on October 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is the book that kindled my interest in the Evans Gambit, and because GM Michael Rohde often qoutes Moody's "The Evans Gambit Revolution" and Harding's "Evans Gambit and a System vs. Two Knights Defense" [both 1st and 2nd editions] that I also acquired those books... and I believe the three work well together.

Rohde's does a nice job of analyzing lines, including taking analysis from Moody and Harding and going a little further with with support or criticism as applicable. However, the layout of the book I find to be a bit laborious in regard to reading it.

Rohde's book has a 2-1/2 page introduction. The main content then begins on page 9 and ends on page 79... but after considering that six of those pages are title pages and that several pages have a a fair amount of white space, in fact, page 48 is blank... we are seeing a relatively thin book. That said, the book has 6 parts as follows:

Part 1 - Evans Gambit Accepted pg. 10 (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. B4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 ((with 6. O-O or d4 or Qb3))

Part 2 - Evans Gambit Accepted pg. 26 (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. B4 Bxb4 5. c3 Be7 ((with 6. d4 or Qb3))

Part 3 - Evans Gambit Accepted pg. 40 (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. B4 Bxb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. d4 exd4 7 cxd4 (7.O-O) Bb6 8. O-O a6 followed by 5 move options for White

Part 4 - Evans Gambit Accepted pg. 50 (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. B4 Bxb4 5. c3 Bd6 6. d4

Part 5 - Evans Gambit Declined pg. 56 (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. B4 Bb6 with 3 White move options

Part 6 - Evans Gambit Odds & Ends pg. 64 (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. B4 ...

Pages 81 and 82 present a nice "Variations Index" with page number reference.
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