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Author: Gary Lane
ISBN13: 978-0713487121
Title: Ideas Behind the Modern Chess Openings (Batsford Chess Book)
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Publisher: Batsford (June 30, 2003)
Pages: 160

Ideas Behind the Modern Chess Openings (Batsford Chess Book) by Gary Lane



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Here, Lane explains the principles behind chess openings to allow a greater understanding of how to conduct attack or defence; there is no need to learn lots of different moves when an easy plan is clearly explained. The book is suitable for new players who wish to improve. ISBN13: 9780713487121. Release Date: June 2003.

A Batsford chess book. The classic text on the ideas behind chess opening, by Reuben Fine, is now over 50 years old and out of date. Gary Lane has brought his considerable skill for lucid explanations to put together the latest thinking on the modern chess opening. Gary Lane explains the principles behind the openings to allow a greater understanding of how to conduct attack or defence. There is no need to learn lots of different moves when an easy plan is clearly explained. Suitable for players who are new to the game but wish to improve.

Book Description This repertoire of easy-to-learn openings, based on Garry Kasparov's move 1 d4, offers openings with a modern twist. Each one has simple principles that allow White to play just about the same moves against the Grunfeld, King's Indian, and Nimzo-Indian Defense. There are also modern systems to repel the Dutch, Benoni, and even offbeat lines such as the Englund Gambit. Nothing is left out: the tricks and traps in the opening for both sides; the basic plan and strategy using entertaining games; and how to play the middlegame by following easy plans.

Start by marking Ideas Behind the Modern Chess Openings as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This repertoire of easy-to-learn openings, based on Garry Kasparov's move 1 d4, offers openings with a modern twist. Noth This repertoire of easy-to-learn openings, based on Garry Kasparov's move 1 d4, offers openings with a modern twist. This book was ok. It stressed the London System for white and the ways that it can defeat different opening of black. In my opinion there weren't enough diagrams as he works through a number of past games.

I must point out his answer to the London System has a major flaw that I have told him about. The moves . 4 d5 . f3 Nc6 . f4 Bg4 . 3 f6? that pawn move will cost Black a valuable central pawn after . e2 e5? . xe5 Bxf3 . xf3 pxe5 . xd5!! instead of Bg3 as played by numerous players including some GMs! The point being after . xd5 pxf4 . h5+ winning. Other than that and another line I do not wish to talk about, this book.

It was interesting as well. One complaint I have with Mastering the Chess Openings by John Watson is the bazillion number of variations he inserts into each chapter, obscuring the ideas behind the moves. The other complaint is that he does not cover some major openings, . Fine's book is higher level and more general - fewer lines, really more about ideas - . what are the main strengths and weaknesses to be seen in the main/popular lines.

Gary William Lane is a professional chess player and author. He has written over twenty books on chess, including Find the Winning Move, Improve Your Chess in 7 Days and He has also represented Australia in the 2002, 2004, and 2006 Chess Olympiads. He has been a chess coach for England or Australia at the World Junior and also European Junior championship for over a decade. He was unbeaten in both events. He played the Closed Sicilian which he has also written about in two books. Gary is a passionate supporter of Torquay United .

This repertoire of easy-to-learn openings, based on Garry Kasparov's move 1 d4, offers openings with a modern twist. Each one has simple principles that allow White to play just about the same moves against the Grunfeld, King's Indian, and Nimzo-Indian Defense. There are also modern systems to repel the Dutch, Benoni, and even offbeat lines such as the Englund Gambit. Nothing is left out: the tricks and traps in the opening for both sides; the basic plan and strategy using entertaining games; and how to play the middlegame by following easy plans.Intermediate
Reviews: 5
Zinnthi
This is not exactly similar to Fine's Ideas Behind the Chess Openings, as the title might suggest. It's not a modern version, and it's a bit more complicated than just basic ideas.
This is more like a repertoire book in that it has sometimes deep lines of annotation for variations of an opening, and I normally advocate against studying repertoire books. However, if you absolutely must have an opening repertoire as White, you could do worse than the London System, which is a large part of what this book teaches. (Usually, 1.d4 ... 2.Nf3 ... 3.Bf4)
Strictly speaking, this is a "system", not a repertoire, since the idea is to develop your pieces into a typical structure largely independent of what Black does. You can play nearly the same move order, with nearly the same basic plans for almost any response by Black, and you will have attacking chances on the kingside.
Other systems are the Colle System, the Barcza Opening (explained in Seirawan's Winning Chess Openings), and Purdy's System in his 24 Hour Opening Repertoire book.
1.d4? Hmmm. I think it makes more sense to stick to open games (1.e4) while you're learning tactics below master level. If you want cheap, occasional victories, try gambits. But a system can be useful if you want a chance to reach the middlegame against stronger players. (You'll still lose, but the game will SEEM even for longer.)
If you think you want to learn the London System, I suggest that you start with Saddler's Tips for Young Players (not really for young players at all!) where he demonstrates the London System with a thorough explanation of all his moves in a single game, in a way which early intermediate players can comprehend. Then tackle this book if you're still interested.
Still, this book does a good job of explaining the goals and strategies behind many modern openings which are common in club play. If you follow one of the basic systems described here (including the Barry Attack and others) you won't have to memorize moves in order to have a decent game against such modern defenses as the Grunfeld, King's Indian Defence, Nimzo-Indian Defence, Dutch, Benoni, etc.
Or, you could play 1.e4 and study tactics instead of openings...
Benn
If you start with 1 d4 then this book has plenty of ideas to help you to win. The backbone of the openings that Lane wants everyone to play is the London System. This has never struck me as being particularly aggressive but it is perfect to make sure that White enters the middlegame with no fear of falling into a trap. The London System is no good against every opening and the author is honest enough to admit this rather than give a game which just happens to demolish the Dutch or something! I have found that how to deal with the side-lines such as the Clarendon Court are very useful. In the main lines the easy to follow guide in the Benoni and the Dutch are well worth a look.
Basically, I have improved my openings as a result of this book and that really is the true test.
roternow
After (1) d4 - d5, (2) Nf3, that is the basic London set up, the author fails to mention a single word about some very often seen black replyes such as (2) c5, Bf5 or even Bg4!
Just for the record in the "Opening for White According to Kramnik" by the top GM Khalifman there are more than 100 pages of analyses regarding the black's second move replies mentioned above.
Gary Lane does not play the London System and has no idea how to handle this opening. If you are in doubt just check your database.
This is just another easy book with the only purpose of making money for the author.
The title of the book has nothing to do with the classic book written by Fine.
This is NOT a complete repertoire book for chessplayers wishing to start their game whith "d4".
The lines mentioned in the book are not complete and have a lot of flaws.
Finally please note that the back cover statement that "a repertoire easy-to-learn based on Gary Kasparov's favorite move 1 d4" is 100% false.
Kasparov favorite move has been "e4" and not "d4" for the last 15 years.
Kasparov has not played the London more than 2 times in his whole carear.
Thus do not foull yourself with this awful book.
Tekasa
This book has some decent attacking ideas, note -if your opponent is a novice and does not know how to develop his pieces or play defense-. It is a typical, one trick book. It starts off with a couple of games in which white creams the opponent. Then it goes into the london system for a chapter. Then the rest of the book is a mystery. It is kinda thrown together?? With the following chapters, each one gives a paragraph or two on an opening ex. kings indian defense, benoni, anti-benko, then it explores a game, then it describes how you can use the london system.. In a few of the chapters, the author admits that you cannot even use the london system. And he goes into a completely different opening..I was disappointed. Mr. lane has done better. It doesn't explore all the openings and give insights and ideas behind them. This book is more of a 'system book' geared towards one system....It is nothing like fine's book where he covers all openings and gives ideas and suggestions about the openings. But, if you are a Gary lane follower, then you may decide to keep it. Otherwise, try MCO,ECO, or any true opening book.