Tigers Modern by Tiger Hillarp Persson
In modern chess it is often difficult to be creative in the opening, but in this book Tiger Hillarp Persson shows it can be done. Tiger presents his own favourite line against 1.e4: the Modern Defence with …a6. With the laid-back approach he brings both to the game of chess and life in general, he covers White’s various replies to his system, with a repertoire based on understanding, typical reactions, and interesting games, rather than theory to be memorised. Pieces are sacrificed in a great number of games and famous grandmasters will meet their doom on the pages of this refreshingly lively opening book.
Tiger Hillarp Persson is a grandmaster from Sweden who is famous for his original style. As well as being hard to beat, he has defeated players of the highest level. This is his first chess book.