Birds Opening: Detailed Coverage of an Underrated and Dynamic Choice for White by Timothy TaylorBirds Opening: Detailed Coverage of an Underrated and Dynamic Choice for White by Timothy Taylor

Birds Opening: Detailed Coverage of an Underrated and Dynamic Choice for White

byTimothy Taylor

Paperback | December 1, 2005

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Bird's Opening is an underrated and dynamic choice for White that immediately directs the game into relatively unexplored territory, setting Black players early problems and forcing them to think for themselves rather than having the luxury of relying on the theory of more mainstream openings. It's also a very flexible option that can lead to both sharp gambit play, such as the notorious From's Gambit, as well as quieter positional lines.

In this book International Master Timothy Taylor unearths the secrets of Bird's Opening and its many deviations. Using illustrative games, he examines tactical and positional ideas for both colours and recommends the best paths in both the "main lines" and the lesser-trodden paths. A study of this book will give readers the required knowledge and confidence to play the Bird's Opening with either color.

>Written by a Bird's Opening expert
>A complete up-to-date survey on an active chess opening
>Ideal for club and tournament players
International Master Timothy Taylor is an experienced tournament player who has enjoyed several notable successes including winning the U.S. Open. He is also a skilled chess writer, one of his previous books How to Defeat the Smith-Morra Gambit becoming a U.S. Chess Federation bestseller. Outside of chess, he is the author of two publi...
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Title:Birds Opening: Detailed Coverage of an Underrated and Dynamic Choice for WhiteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.61 inPublished:December 1, 2005Publisher:Everyman ChessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1857444027

ISBN - 13:9781857444025

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you love unorthodox openings read this book If you love unorthodox openings read this book. Like most people I started playing chess as white with e4. I found that I had to learn multiple defences and that black seemed to steer the game into their favorite openings. This all changed when I bought this book. Nobody is prepared against f4. As the author states in the introduction, people will ask 'why do you play that unsound opening'. This book shows why. Although I am not a highly rated player, in my last tournament I won all my games with white playing f4 and lost all my games with black. Well written, funny in spots and filled with exciting games. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-02-16