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Sat Diver

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I present my review of the following book:Ideals Behind the Modern Chess Openings:Black
Mr.Lane is a good author and this book has some interesting material. I must point out his answer to the London System has a major flaw that I have told him about.Page#86. The moves 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bf4 Bg4 4.e3 f6?? that pawn move will cost Black a valuable central pawn after 5.Be2 e5?? 6.pxe5 Bxf3 7.Bxf3 pxe5 8.Bxd5!! instead of Bg3 as played by numerous players including some GMs! The point being after 8.Bxd5 pxf4 9.Qh5+ winning.
Other than that and another line I do not wish to talk about, this book is satisfactory and a good read.
After wasting money on the books of the chess hack Schiller, Mr. Lane is a nice change!
Sat Diver

Ideas Behind Modern Chess Openings: Black (Batsford Chess Book)
By Gary Lane, Publisher:Batsford

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Best wishes
Sat Diver