Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess – Volume 2 This work is a follow-up to my first book
“Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess – Rare Ideas for Black” whichwas published in February
2019. This time, I am flipping the board and exploring offbeat opening ideas from White’s perspective.
The structure of the book has remained basically the same as before, except that I merged Part III
(Showing Ambitions) and Part IV (Early Surprises) into one combined chapter Ambitions & Surprises.
Part I explores sidelines in several mainstream openings. Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess
– Volume 2 This is the most in-depth chapter of the book in terms of opening analysis. Part II presents
two systems that are quite universal in nature and can be used against more than one opening. Part III
gives a broad overview of a variety of aggressive lines taken from GM-level games.
Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess As I stated in the previous book, I’m a big believer in the
practical approach to chess. In order to win, you don’t need to find the best move in every position. It is
neither possible nor necessary. ventional Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess To win a game,
it is enough to be just a little bit better than your opponent. Unconventional Approaches to Modern
Chess – Volume 2 To make this happen, especially when facing a strong player, you must force your
opponent to solve practical problems. You must get them into a position where the cost of a potential
mistake is much higher than usual.
If there is no room for your opponent to make a mistake, then they are unlikely to make it. It is your job
to give them plenty of opportunity to go wrong. As Mikhail Tal famously put it, “You must take your
opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one.”