Modern Defence, The
1 ... P-KN3: A Universal Panacea to 1 P-K4, P-Q4 or 1 P-QB4
| By Keene, Raymond, and Botterill, George S.|
| ISBN 1843821168|
| SERIES Hardinge Simpole Classic Openings|
| Paperback 192 pages|
| Subject [Chess
] [Chess - Openings
| Published 26 March, 2004|
| UK Price £15.95 |
| US Price $25.50 |
This Hardinge Simpole Openings Classic reprint represents a landmark in the evolution of openings theory. This ground-breaking treatise on the revolutionary Modern Defence became a Bible for those adventurous players who were prepared to permit the opposition to construct a vast pawn centre - only to dynamite it with violent counter-measures in the middlegame. Such players included Botvinnik, Ivkov, Larsen and Suttles, as well as the two authors who were enthusiastic practitioners of the system.
George Botterill is an International Master, respected openings theoretician and twice winner of the British Championship title.
Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion,and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times,The Sunday Times,The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.