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Opening Repertoire: 1 e4

336 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2018

From the series »opening repertoire«

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In this book, prolific chess author Cyrus Lakdawala recommends a repertoire for White players who like to open 1 e4. The repertoire is based around two main themes:

1. The suggested variations for White are ones that rely far more on a generic understanding of strategic ideas rather than the memorisation of reams of opening theory. This explains the choice of the Bishop’s Opening (handled “Lopez-style”) against 1...e5 and the Bb5 variations against the Sicilian Defence. Both these lines are designed to create dynamic and interesting middlegame positions rather than attempting to score a quick knockout victory – a generally overambitious aim that often backfires

2. The variations are chosen so that White can gain space whenever possible. Therefore the Advance Variation is recommended against the French Defence (1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5) and also the Caro-Kann Defence (1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5). The fact that these lines often create similar middlegame structures is helpful for general comprehension of White’s plans.

If you want to develop your repertoire with 1 e4 then this is the book for you.

  • Everything you need to know to open 1 e4 with confidence

  • Solid, reliable systems that do not require a mass of memorisation

  • Written by one of the world’s leading chess authors

More Information
Weight 570 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2018
Author Cyrus Lakdawala
Series opening repertoire
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1781944752
Pages 336
Binding paperback

003 About the Author

005 Introduction

011 1) Bishop’s Opening

068 2) Sicilian Defence

123 3) French Defence

158 4) Caro-Kann Defence

202 5) Pirc, Modern and Philidor Defences

251 6) Scandinavian Defence

294 7) Alekhine’s Defence

321 8) Odds and Ends

332 Index of Variations

335 Index of Complete Games

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