Introduction

This book is designed to offer a complete opening repertoire for White. The repertoire is based on logical systems that pose Black immediate and unusual problems - Black cannot just 'go through the motions' of straightforward development and achievc a sensible position. He will need to be extremely well prepared and constantly 'on his toes' to avoid an accident. A great deal of thought has been given to creating a coherent repertoire. Lines have been selected against each of Black's defences...

Max Lange Attack

This opening is named after the German analyst Max Lange, who developed its ideas in the mid-nineteenth century. The Max Lange leads immediately to sharp tactical play. With open lines, diagonals and commonly castling on opposite sides, both players have to be constantly aware of weaknesses in both their opponent's and their own position. A single slip can easily prove fatal. In this kind of variation the better prepared player usually wins - and quickly Some of the tactics available at times...