Beating Unusual Chess Defences: 1 e4: Dealing with the Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine and other tricky lines

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Anyone who plays 1 e4 as White must be prepared not only for Black?s main defences but also an assortment of less popular lines. These, when taken together, represent a significant percentage of the replies you can expect to meet when opening 1 e4. Dealing with these slightly offbeat variations is often a daunting task, especially since your opponents are likely to be specialists in these lines and therefore know them inside out.

This book provides the perfect solution. ...

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Overview

Anyone who plays 1 e4 as White must be prepared not only for Black’s main defences but also an assortment of less popular lines. These, when taken together, represent a significant percentage of the replies you can expect to meet when opening 1 e4. Dealing with these slightly offbeat variations is often a daunting task, especially since your opponents are likely to be specialists in these lines and therefore know them inside out.

This book provides the perfect solution. International Master Andrew Greet gets to grips with each of these tricky openings. He identifies how to exploit their weaknesses whilst avoiding their strengths, thus constructing a practical and dependable repertoire for White. This book covers everything a 1 e4 player needs to know about facing these defences.

  • Written by a renowned opening expert
  • Full of original ideas and analysis
  • Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players
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Editorial Reviews

Chess Today - John Donaldson
Beating Unusual Chess Defences: 1.e4, is organised around 62 model games that offers both plenty of concrete analysis and explanatory prose. This combination helps to make the book useful for a wide audience from 1800 on up to professionals. An excerpt of this book, which is also available as an e-book, can be found online.

Highly Recommended
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857446210
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,364,083
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Greet is an International Master and a former British Junior Champion. In 2005 he scored a perfect 11/11 in the Four Nations Chess League, the first time any player had achieved this remarkable feat. His previous books for Everyman Chess have been widely praised for their depth and original analysis.

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