Play 1..b6: A Dynamic and Hypermodern Opening System for Black

Play 1..b6: A Dynamic and Hypermodern Opening System for Black

by Christian Bauer

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Play 1..b6: A Dynamic and Hypermodern Opening System for Black by Christian Bauer

Fed up with getting difficult positions with the black pieces? Tired of always having to keep up with all the latest developments? Take a break from the mountains of opening theory and play 1...b6! With the move, preparing a bishop fianchetto, Black immediately directs the game into relatively uncharted territory, one where White players are not able to sit back and rely on their "opening book" knowledge.

The real beauty of 1...b6 is that it can be played against virtually every single first move by White, so it is a perfect choice for Black players with neither the time nor inclination to memorize a multitude of different defences. Despite being relatively unexplored, 1...b6 has been the weapon of some dynamic and uncompromising world-class players, including Britain's first Grandmaster, the late Tony Miles.

In this revolutionary book, Christian Bauer reveals for the first time the secrets of how to play 1...b6 with success. He takes an in-depth look at both the main lines and White's more offbeat tries, creating a comprehensive repertoire for the Black player and highlighting the tactical and positional ideas for both players.

Written by a 1...b6 expert
All of White's possibilities are covered
Full explanation of the most important thematic ideas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857444100
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Series: Everyman Chess Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Christian Bauer is a young Grandmaster from France. He is a former national champion and has represented France in numerous team tournaments, playing top board at the 2000 Istanbul Olympiad. He is a regular columnist for the renowned French chess magazine Europe Echecs.

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