The Modernized Modern Defense - Daniel Fernandez
Paperback, 376 pages, Thinkers Publishing 2020
>The very first line of this book’s introduction was so important, it had to be on the back cover as well: “The Modern is not an opening. It is a philosophy.” A philosophy, one might add, that many players the world over adhere to: a mischievous and undogmatic attitude towards the game, a preference for understanding-based chess, and a faith that the bishop on g7 will prove its worth later in the game.
But can this cavalier, “chess is art” approach still work in the modern computer era? In this book, you will see how you can make it work. Drawing on a decade of his own experience using the Modern as one of his main weapons, Fernandez explains the concepts and theory in rigorous detail, all the while not forgetting that chess is to be played for fun.>