English Defense ... e6, ..b6
100 Seiten, kartoniert, Batsford Chess, 1987
The English Defence, in which Black plays ...e6, ...b6 and ...Bb7 has been popularised by such creative Grandmasters as Keene, Miles, Plaskett and Speelman. Black allows White to set up a broad pawn centre which he can counterattack in hypermodern style. The theory of the opening is still in an embryonic stage and opportunities exist for new ideas by the creative player.
By basing the material around complete games and game extracts, the authors explain the strategic ideas of the English Defence. Detailed analysis is given of the more complicated lines, in particular the ultra-sharp 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.e4 Bb7 4.Bd3 f5, and this work will therefore suit players of a wide range of strengths.