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The Modern Defence

416 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2019.

From the Series »opening repertoire«

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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.

Language English
Author Lakdawala, Cyrus
Publisher Everyman
Series opening repertoire
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 860 g
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Pages 416
ISBN-13 9781781945308
Year of Publication 2019
Binding paperback

003 About the Author

005 Bibliography

006 Introduction

014 1) Modern Versus Pseudo-Dragon

074 2) Modern Versus Classical System

117 3) Modern Versus Coward’s Variation

143 4) Modern Versus Fianchetto Variation

167 5) The Íc4 Cro-Magnon Lines

194 6) The Anti-Austrian Attack

245 7) The Maybe Benoni

324 8) Modern Versus English Opening

354 9) Other Tries for White

408 Index of Variations

414 Index of Complete Games


The Modern Defence