Bird's Opening: Detailed coverage of an underrated and dynamic choice for White

June 13, 2021
Bird's Opening: Detailed coverage of an underrated and dynamic choice for White

Bird's Opening is an underrated and dynamic choice for Whitethat immediately directs the game into relatively unexploredterritory, setting Black players early problems and forcing them tothink for themselves rather than having the luxury of relying onthe theory of more mainstream openings. It's also a very flexibleoption that can lead to both sharp gambit play, such as thenotorious From's Gambit, as well as quieter positional lines.In this book International Master Timothy Taylor unearths thesecrets of Bird's Opening and its many deviations. Usingillustrative games, he examines tactical and positional ideas forboth colours and recommends the best paths in both the 'main lines'and the lesser-trodden paths. A study of this book will give thereader the required knowledge and confidence to play the Bird'sOpening with either colour.