This book will change your view of one of the most popular chess openings of all time. The Modern French presents the ambitious black player with an innovative and reliable repertoire, based on sound strategy with a sharp sting.
In their long practice as chess professionals Grandmaster Dejan Antic and International Master Branimir Maksimovic have developed many unconventional ideas in the French. Now they have teamed up to present their findings in a complete and up-to-date guide for players of all levels. The authors explain strategic concepts and attacking plans, present new concepts and reveal numerous novelties in topical main lines. They also turn various sidelines into deadly surprise weapons.
This book presents new and surprising ways for Black to play for a win against 1.d4. Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic have created a highly original chess opening repertoire in the Bogo-Indian Defense, re-evaluating older analysis, showing how Black can do much more than just equalize.
Antic and Maksimovic offer a modern, some might even say a hyper-modern, way for Black to develop an initiative without taking excessive risks. The lines presented in this book are not covered properly in previous chess literature, so any ambitious player will find much useful and cutting-edge material.
As in their previous book, The Modern French, Antic and Maksimovic explain all relevant strategic concepts and attacking plans, present fresh concepts and numerous novelties. After studying The Modern Bogo you will be a much tougher opponent!
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