A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White - Graham Burgess
Paperback, 192 pages
A good opening repertoire need not require an enormous
amount of study to be highly effective. A cunning choice of lines and
move-orders can steer the game to positions that we like and deny the opponent
his preferred strategies.
In this book, highly experienced chess opening writer Graham
Burgess presents a repertoire based on 1 d4 and Nf3 with precisely those aims.
Black's possibilities for counterplay - and sharp gambit play - are kept to a
minimum. Our aim is to give Black exactly the type of position he doesn't want.
If he is seeking blocked positions with pawn-chains, we'll keep the game fluid.
If he wants complex strategy, we'll attack him with simple piece-play.
Simplifications? No thanks, we'll keep the pieces on and intensify the battle.
Gambits? Hardly, as we simply prevent most of them!
The main cornerstones of the repertoire are carefully chosen
Queen's Gambit lines, the Torre Attack (vs ...e6), and a variety of fianchetto
options against the King's Indian and related set-ups. White's position is kept
highly flexible, with many possible transpositions to a wide variety of systems
that the reader can use to extend and vary the repertoire. The book features a
wealth of new ideas and original analysis.
FIDE Master Graham Burgess is Gambit's Editorial Director,
and one of the founders of the company. He holds the world record for marathon
blitz chess playing, and lives in Minnesota. This is his 23rd chess book.