Birds Opening: Detailed Coverage of an Underrated and Dynamic Choice for White

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Bird's Opening is an underrated and dynamic choice for White that immediately directs the game into relatively unexplored territory, setting Black players early problems and forcing them to think for themselves rather than having the luxury of relying on the theory of more mainstream openings. It's also a very flexible option that can lead to both sharp gambit play, such as the notorious From's Gambit, as well as quieter positional lines.In this book International Master Timothy Taylor unearths the secrets of ...
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Overview

Bird's Opening is an underrated and dynamic choice for White that immediately directs the game into relatively unexplored territory, setting Black players early problems and forcing them to think for themselves rather than having the luxury of relying on the theory of more mainstream openings. It's also a very flexible option that can lead to both sharp gambit play, such as the notorious From's Gambit, as well as quieter positional lines.In this book International Master Timothy Taylor unearths the secrets of Bird's Opening and its many deviations. Using illustrative games, he examines tactical and positional ideas for both colors and recommends the best paths in both the 'main lines' and the lesser-trodden paths. A study of this book will give the reader the required knowledge and confidence to play the Bird's Opening with either color.*Written by a Bird's Opening expert*A complete up-to-date survey on an active chess opening*Ideal for club and tournament players
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857444025
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Everyman Chess Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 978,178
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

International Master Timothy Taylor is an experienced tournament player who has enjoyed several notable successes including winning the U.S. Open. He is also a skilled chess writer, one of his previous books How to Defeat the Smith-Morra Gambit becoming a U.S. Chess Federation bestseller. Outside of chess, he is the author of two published novels, Elaine The Fair and Amanda, while he directed the film Wicked Pursuits. He is resident in the U.S.
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