Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mayhem in the Morra!
A complete anti-Sicilian repertoire
by Marc Esserman

 photo: Tony Cortizas, Jr.

photo:  Robert Oresick

IM Esserman is a member of and player at the Boylston.  At last his book on the Morra is available -- check it out.

 Our Price: £ 19.99 (Paying in GBP £ only for customers in the UK) Publisher: Quality Chess, 2012
Edition: Paperback medium
Expected release: July 2012
ISBN: 978-1-907982-20-0
Pages: 360
Language: English

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The Morra Gambit is a popular weapon at club level, but can it be effective at GM level? Marc Esserman believes so and he has 2700-rated scalps to back up his view.

Mayhem in the Morra offers a complete fighting repertoire for White against the Sicilian with 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3.

Esserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.

Don't be afraid of the Sicilian - unleash Mayhem in the Morra!

• A complete anti-Sicilian repertoire
• Ideal for attacking players
• Hundreds of novelties and improvements

Marc Esserman is an IM from the USA who has played and analysed the Morra Gambit for most of his life.

Three-times US Champion GM Larry Christiansen:
"In 2011, when preparing for the US Championship, I decided to employ the Morra Gambit as a surprise weapon if given the chance. Marc supplied me with a vast amount of analysis and novelties for that tournament and I became convinced that the gambit was not only dangerous, but perfectly sound. There is no greater authority in the world on this line than Marc Esserman and he lays it all out there in this book."

GM Loek van Wely:
"I thought: Is he serious? Are we going tp play coffeehouse today? Now I know the answer, and the answer is yes! I got crushed in an impressive way, leaving me both groggy and completely mad, forcing me to consider the Morra seriously for the first time in my life.."
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Rihel said...

I recommend everyone curious about this book to read the free sample from the Introduction but especially the first pages of the "meat" of the book.

Marc has an engaging writing style that promises to make this not your typical openings book.

Anyone who has analyzed with him will also know he is a funny chess comedian.

Matt Phelps said...

Is it available from a US vendor yet?

Quozjax said...

Yes. You can buy the book directly from Marc for $35 for paperback or $45 for hardcover. Note that these are copies that we physically have locally, so there is no involved shipping (ideally, anyone interested can complete a purchase at the Boylston or Harvard Square). All copies bought this way will be signed by the author.

For more details, or to purchase a copy this way, send me an email at nathan.smolensky@gmail.com.

- Nathan Smolensky, manager