A Complete Guide to the Modern / Pirc Complex by Nigel Davies, Joe Gallagher (K-5421)

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Everyman Chess's Starting Out series has firmly established itself as the leading guide to studying openings for up-and-coming players. These books are distinguished by their easy-to-read layout, the lucid explanations of the fundamentals, and the abundance of notes, tips and warnings to help the reader absorb vital ideas. Now brought together in one volume are ...

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Language versions English
Author / Authors Nigel Davies, Joe Gallagher
Publisher Everyman Chess
Publication date 1st edition 2018
Pages 352
ISBN 9781781944684
Hardcover No
Paperback Yes
Downloadable No
Width 15.7 cm
Height 23 cm

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Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern by Joe Gallagher

The very closely linked Pirc and Modern Defences are dynamic systems that are favoured by ambitious, counter-attacking players. Black plays very much in a hypermodern fashion, allowing White to build an unopposed pawn centre with the idea of plotting its eventual downfall. In this revolutionary book, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Pirc/Modern and its numerous variations. In this revolutionary book, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Pirc/Modern and its numerous variations.

Starting Out: The Modern by Nigel Davies

In this book, Davies studies the Modern by going back to basics, introducing the key moves and ideas, and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted.

The Modern Defence is a dynamic, ambitious and universal opening, one that can be used against virtually every system White can play. Black's provocative strategy is based upon allowing White to construct an imposing pawn centre in the anticipation that a well-timed strike will bring about its downfall. Both sides can play for high rewards, albeit at some risk: White can hope to succeed with a direct attack or to squash Black with a space advantage, while Black will aim to destroy White's centre and mop up the remains. All in all this can lead to intriguing battles in which one slip from either side is often fatal..

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    the pirc/modern:

    006 Bibliography

    007 Introduction

    009 1 Austrian Attack: 5...c5

    029 2 Austrian Attack: 5...0-0

    052 3 Classical: 6...c6

    070 4 Classical: 6...Bg4 and 6...Nc6

    082 5 Classical: Related Systems

    099 6 4 Be3

    114 7 White plays g2-g3

    128 8 4 Bg5 and 4 Bc4

    145 9 Odds and Ends

    157 10 Modern with c2-c4 (Averbakh Variation)

    171 11 Modern against 1 e4

    188 Index of Variations

    191 Index of Complete Games


    the modern:

    004 Bibliography

    007 Introduction

    011 The Austrian Attack and Other f2-f4 Lines

    032 Bg5 Systems

    041 Be3 and h2-h4 Systems

    058 Bc4 Systems

    072 g2-g3 Systems

    083 The Classical 4 Nf3

    100 Early c2-c3 Systems

    115 The Averbakh System

    131 The Lesser Averbakh

    150 Other 1 d4 Lines

    161 Flank Openings

    177 Test Positions

    183 Solutions

    186 Index of Complete Games

    188 Index of Variations

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    A Complete Guide to the Modern / Pirc Complex by Nigel Davies, Joe Gallagher (K-5421)

    A Complete Guide to the Modern / Pirc Complex by Nigel Davies, Joe Gallagher (K-5421)

    Everyman Chess's Starting Out series has firmly established itself as the leading guide to studying openings for up-and-coming players. These books are distinguished by their easy-to-read layout, the lucid explanations of the fundamentals, and the abundance of notes, tips and warnings to help the reader absorb vital ideas. Now brought together in one volume are ...

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