This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings.
By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
1...b6 is a dynamic defence which allows Black to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory, where White players are unable to relax and rely on their ‘opening book’ knowledge.
A major attraction of 1...b6 is that it can be employed against all of White’s mainline openings, including 1. e4, 1. d4, 1. Nf3 and 1. c4.
In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines all the important variations after 1...b6.
Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1...b6.
Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master, a former National Open and American Open Champion, and a six-time State Champion. He has been teaching chess for 30 years.
003 About the author
005 Series Foreword
025 1. Owen’s Defence: Lines involving Nc3
100 2. Owen’s Defence: Nd2 Lines
188 3. Blatny’s ‘Ruy Lopez’
210 4. Hippopotamus Lines
232 5. The English Defence
313 6. English Defence: Non-Critical Lines
373 7. Odds and Ends
412 Index of Variations
415 Index of Complete Games