Tiger's Modern

Tiger's Modern

Book - 2005
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In this book Swedish grandmaster Tiger Hillarp Persson presents his own favourite defence against 1.e4, the Modern Defence with a6. With his trademark laid-back approach, he explains the different White replies to his system. His repertoire is based on deep understanding, common themes, and interesting games, rather than simply theory to be memorised. Pieces are sacrificed in a great number of games and famous grandmasters meet their doom on the pages of this refreshingly lively opening book. In today's chess teaching, opening theory often reaches deep into the middlegame, and players struggle to create something new and inspiring at the chessboard. Here Tiger Hillarp Persson shows that it is possible to be original at an early stage.
Publisher: Gothenburg, Sweden : Quality Chess Europe, 2005.
ISBN: 9789197524360
9197524360
Branch Call Number: 794.122 P467
Characteristics: 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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FrancescoDunne
Jun 14, 2014

This book constitutes an extremely refreshing deviation from opening books promoting 25 moves of forcing lines in the Sicilian Najdorf and a draw if both players remember the whole line. Hillarp Persson presents and advocates for a system which he has played himself for many years, the Modern Defense with ...a7-a6 (1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 followed by 4...a6.) This line has as much scope for creativity and free-wheeling as any response to 1.e4 out there, as evidence by the authors own games, as well as many others who take up the Black side on occassion. Black probably doesn't achieve full equality...but who cares says Tiger. All in all, a very enjoyable book, which is not something true about the typical opening book...but this is not a typical opening book!

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