The Sniper: Play 1...g6, ...Bg7 and ...c5!

  • A repertoire for Black against 1 e4 and 1 d4
  • Packed full of creative and original ideas
  • Explains typical plans and tactics for both sides.
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Interview with Charlie Storey

The Sniper is a dynamic and universal opening weapon for Black which can be used against all mainline openings. Black's system of development with ...g6 and ...Bg7 initially allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, Black strikes back immediately with ...c5. The Sniper can lead to original or barely-known positions in which Black can strive for the initiative. It's also rich in move-order possibilities, with potential transpositions into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.

FIDE Master Charlie Storey has spent years refining his favourite opening, successfully testing it out against players of all levels. In this book he reveals all his secrets, recommends his favourite lines for Black and provides you with everything you need to know about this fascinating opening.

  • A repertoire for Black against 1 e4 and 1 d4
  • Packed full of creative and original ideas
  • Explains typical plans and tactics for both sides.

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Additional Information
eBook Price from $19.95
Book Pub Date 15 Feb 2011
Book Pub Date (US) 15 Feb 2011
eBook Pub Date 4 Apr 2011
Format Paperback
Pages 176
ISBN 9781857446432
Author Charlie Storey
Updates No
Openings Unusual Openings
ePub Yes
Chess Viewer Yes
Kindle Yes


Customer Reviews (5)

Chess TodayJohn Donaldson
The Sniper is an ambitious project to provide a one system setup for Black. There is much that is original and the author's passion for his subject matter shows on every page but so does aclear bias for Black that sometimes goes too far and causes him to omit or overlook strong possibilities for White.
Chess Moves (ECF Magazine)Gary Lane
One has to admire Mr Storey for brimming with enthusiasm as he uses game after game to convince the reader to switch to his pet line. I am not entirely convinced that Anand will be changing hisrepertoire but it does not pretend to be for superstars but to facilitate players rated above 1400 to try something different. A good idea is to be practical for weekend tournament players or team matches, so for example there are chapters on the Closed Sicilian and the Grand Prix Attack against the Sniper.A delight to read.
The SpectatorRaymond Keene
I have been so impressed by Charlie Storey's book covering the Pterodactyl variation included in his new openings manual The Sniper (Everyman Chess or www.wcoengland.com) that I have decided it is worth revisiting. The Pterodactyl variation consists of a kind of chess openings philosophy all of its own. First of all it can be used against virtually any White opening whilst secondly it is based on a blatant attempt to rip any large white pawn centre to shreds by the most violent of means. A further virtue is that the relatively small exploration of the airspace so far means that highly creative situations can arise
Nederlands DagbladBab en Truus Wilders
A very sound and interesting new opening and if your opponent doesn't know the tricks he will surely loose his advantage of the first move.
marshtowers.blogspot.comSean Marsh
It is clear that FM Storey has worked very hard on The Sniper (both the opening and the book). It looks set to be one of the most interesting opening books of 2011.