The Modern Defence
The Modern Defence is an opening that will appeal to player of an experimental nature. Black allows White to establish an apparently impressive position in the centre. The plan is to use this structure as a target – it will be restrained, undermined and eventually destroyed. When this plan works it can succeed beautifully but, naturally, if Black’s play is inaccurate there is a danger of being overwhelmed. For this reason a thorough understanding of the intricacies of this opening is essential.
Opening Repertoire: The Modern Defence examines all aspects of this highly complex opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans. The suggested lines for Black are based around the very latest games and analsysis.
- A complete repetoire for Black in the Modern Defence.
- A question and answer approach provides an excellent study method.
003 About the Author
014 1) Modern Versus Pseudo-Dragon
074 2) Modern Versus Classical System
117 3) Modern Versus Coward’s Variation
143 4) Modern Versus Fianchetto Variation
167 5) The Íc4 Cro-Magnon Lines
194 6) The Anti-Austrian Attack
245 7) The Maybe Benoni
324 8) Modern Versus English Opening
354 9) Other Tries for White
408 Index of Variations
414 Index of Complete Games