1...b6: Move by Move
Essential Guidance and Training
by Cyrus Lakdawala
Publisher: Everyman Chess, 2014
Edition: Paperback medium
This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings.
By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
1...b6 is a dynamic defence which allows Black to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory, where White players are unable to relax and rely on their ‘opening book’ knowledge.
A major attraction of 1...b6 is that it can be employed against all of White’s mainline openings, including 1. e4, 1. d4, 1. Nf3 and 1. c4.
In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines all the important variations after 1...b6.
Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1...b6.
* Essential guidance and training with 1...b6
* Provides repertoire options for Black
* Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master, a former National Open and American Open Champion, and a six-time State Champion. He has been teaching chess for 30 years.
Jeremy Silman, author of 'How to reassess Your Chess':
"Lakdawala writes in a charming and highly instructive manner."