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The Modern Defence

168 pages, paperback, Hardinge, 2003.

From the Series »Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics«

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Deskriptive Notation.

Descriptive Notation.

This Hardinge Simpole Openings Classic reprint represents a landmark in the evolution of openings theory. This ground-breaking treatise on the revolutionary Modern Defence became a Bible for those adventurous players who were prepared to permit the opposition to construct a vast pawn centre - only to dynamite it with violent counter-measures in the middlegame. Such players included Botvinnik, Ivkov, Larsen and Suttles, as well as the two authors who were enthusiastic practitioners of the System.

George Botterill is an International Master, respected openings theoretician and twice winner of the British Championship title.

Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion, and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for Services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times, The Sunday Times, The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.

Language English
Author Botterill
Keene, Raymond
Publisher Hardinge
Series Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Medium Book
Weight 250 g
Width 13.7 cm
Height 21.5 cm
Pages 168
ISBN-10 1843821168
Year of Publication 2003
Binding paperback

007 Preface

008 Symbols

009 Introduction

018 1 Averbakh System 1

022 2 Averbakh System 2

036 3 Averbakh System 3

041 4 Averbakh System 4

050 5 Averbakh System 5

052 6 The Three Pawns Attack 1

058 7 The Three Pawns Attack 2

074 8 Black Avoids the Three Pawns Attack

080 9 Blockade on the White Squares

091 10 The Pseudo-Austrian Attack

108 11 The Two Knights' Variation

113 12 White Plays B-QB4 and Q-K2

122 13 Geller's Quiet System

133 14 White Plays B-K3

138 15 The Avant-Garde

159 Epilogue

161 Index of Complete Games

163 Index of Variations

The Modern Defence