|About the Book|
Ultimately, most of us play to win and, well try anything legal, including playing a system which often can wriggle into a Kings Pawn opening (French, Pirc, Philidor, Caro-Kann, or Pirc Defence) by beginning with 1. d4! Seven chapters concentrate on avoiding the Richter-Veresov proper. However, seventeen chapters do concentrate on a straightforward method of play which can involve excitement, combinations, and daring as much as any other chess opening. Over 550 game citations are offered, including 21 by master Veresov and 10 by master Richter. Modern grandmaster treatments are seen by Mestrovic, Miles, and Morozevichthe M&Ms. This comprehensive 1999 study is the first since Bellins 1983 work.