This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved, and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general skills and knowledge. The Modern Defence is an ambitious, counter-attacking choice for Black which can be played against all mainline openings. In typical hypermodern style, Black allows White to occupy the centre and then undermines this centre by attacking it with pawns and pieces. In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the key variations of the Modern Defense. He shares his experience and knowledge, presents a repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions.
Author Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master, a former National Open and American Open Champion, and a six-time State Champion. He has been teaching chess for over 30 years, and coaches some of the top junior players in the US.
- Essential guidance and training in the Modern Defence
- Covers the Modern against 1 e4, 1 d4 and 1 c4
- Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
- 400 Pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Published: September, 2012
- "A few years ago Everyman Chess started its move by move series in which the author seeks to replicate an individual one on one lesson by engaging the reader with a question and answer format. One writer who has adapted well to this new way of doing things is Cyrus Lakdawala. His latest book, The Modern Defence: move by move, shows why the San Diego based International Master is well-suited to this: he has 30 years of teaching experience, communicates well and knows his material. This book is a good guide for players rated between 1800 and 2300 who want to play 1...g6, recommended." John Donaldson - Jeremysilman.com/Chess Today
- "As with his other efforts in this series, you can always question whether the chosen lines are the most ideal or not, but Lakdawala makes a good case for them and presents them in a way that is understandable to the target audience, which in my estimation is from around 1500 to 2100. The games are well-annotated, well-chosen, and quite instructive. Once you have worked your way through this book, you are definitely well on your way to playing this opening with a certain degree of confidence (***** out of 6)." Carsten Hansen - ChessCafe.com