A complete Weapon against 1 d4
Black Repertoire for Tournament Players. Edited by Ken Neat. 2005. 208 pp. with many diagrams.
The Leningrad System is one of the sharpest and most interesting replies to 1 d4, and since this typical set-up is also playable against the flank openings 1 c4 and 1 If3, it provides the Black player with a genuine universal weapon. A repertoire for Black based on 7... Ee8 in the main line of the Leningrad System is presented here, but since the typical motifs and ideas for both sides are fully explained, White players too will benefit from a study of the book.
This English edition is a fully updated version of the German edition, which received some highly favourable reviews, for example:
"...must be among the best opening books of the past five years...rich with history of the variation, meticulously researched, enhanced by explanation and exercises, and full of original analysis…Anyone interested in the theory of the Dutch Defence and the Leningrad Variation will find it an absolute must for their library...Obviously I highly recommend this book..."
John Watson in "The Week in Chess".
Stefan Kindermann has been a grandmaster since 1988 and is one of the world’s leading experts.