Following the success of Ideas Behind Modern Chess Openings, this comprehensive companion volume gives the complete opening repertoire for Black. A must for anyone who plays with Black pieces, these low-maintenance, easy-to-follow openings can be played from the very first move, enabling players to dictate the development of the game from a very early stage. Chess grids throughout demonstrate key lines and aid and accelerate learning. Gary Lane annotates the illustrated games in the instructive and accessible style that has made him one of the most popular chess writers in the world today.
International Master Gary Lane is one of the UK's most prolific chess writers. An openings expert, he has been awarded the Chess Journalist of America award for Best Analysis, Opening. He is an Australian Chess Champion and a popular coach for English (junior) and Australian teams. He lives in Paignton, Devon.