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Opening Repertoire the Modern Defence

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Utgivelsesdato November 2019
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En spennende repertoarbok med Moderne forsvar, g6 og Lg7, og her også tidlig c6 og d6 eller i noen tilfeller d5. Forfatteren presenterer 66 mønsterpartier i en systematisk rekkefølge, og starter med berømte Evans - Suttles fra 1972 (0-1).

Med Lakdawala som forfatter blir dette selvfølgelig aldri en "kjedelig repertoarbok", derimot en inspirerende gjennomgang av spennende partier og varianter.

Fra starten av Lakdawalas høyst lesverdige forord

The fight is won or lost far away from witness, behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”
Muhammad Ali

With 1...g7-g6! we agree to enter a lightless place, where only cockroaches, earthworms and Modern Defence players dare enter. The Modern Defence is a job from which I have clocked in and out of for five decades, with my first day on the job in 1969. I have no plans to retire either. The experience of five decades has given me some inside information on the lines which I plan to share with you in this book.

Old is New and Past is Present

Our opposition frantically studies the latest theoretical trends to remain relevant. My question is: how many of them study the past? Evolution implies an improvement over the old. Anything but that and it is considered devolution. This does not apply to chess open-ings. What is old is not necessarily bad, but merely forgotten, and therefore to our advan-tage if we studied the lines, while it’s highly unlikely our opponents do the same.

Our repetitive openings these days turn us into the factory assembly line worker who feels as much a machine as the machines he or she works with. In this book, I do everything possible to avoid this fate. How? By advocating out of fashion Modern Defence lines which were in fashion in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. There is absolutely nothing unsound or wrong in playing the Old School way. It is just simply out of fashion.

The great benefit we receive from playing the Old School Modern is that our theory-loving opponents will most likely not be up on the old theory and ideas which were popu-lar five decades ago. So in this book we plan to weaponize the old to ambush the current. Those who play the Modern with a ...c7-c6-based repertoire (rather than the currently more popular ...a7-a6 versions) lead a lonely life, since it’s unlikely anyone you know plays it.

Forlagets egen omtale

The Modern Defence is an opening that will appeal to player of an experimental nature. Black allows White to establish an apparently impressive position in the centre. The plan is to use this structure as a target – it will be restrained, undermined and eventually destroyed. When this plan works it can succeed beautifully but, naturally, if Black’s play is inaccurate there is a danger of being overwhelmed. For this reason a thorough understanding of the intricacies of this opening is essential.

Opening Repertoire: The Modern Defence examines all aspects of this highly complex opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans. The suggested lines for Black are based around the very latest games and analsysis.

  • A complete repetoire for Black in the Modern Defence.
  • A question and answer approach provides an excellent study method.

Om forfatteren Cyrus Lakdawala

Cyrus Lakdawala er en Internasjonal mester (IM) fra USA som i senere år faktisk må ha blitt verdens mest produktive sjakkforfatter. Likevel leverer han bok etter bok som er både instruktiv, poengtert og leseverdig. Han skriver så lett og vittig at det er mulig å mene at han overdriver, men en Lakdawala-bok er i alle fall langt fra tørr og kjedelig. Det er åpenbart dagens effektive analysemotorer og partibaser som gjør det mulig å levere raskt så mye sjakkstoff på et faglig bra nivå. Lakdawala har tydelig en glimrende oversikt selv og klarer å nå reelt godt fram til alminnelige sjakkspillere kanskje mest på ratingnivå cirka 1200 - 2000.
Detaljert info
Antall sider 415
Innbundet? nei
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk