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Birds Opening: Detailed Coverage of an Underrated and Dynamic Choice for White

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Bird's Opening is an underrated and dynamic choice for White that immediately directs the game into relatively unexplored territory, setting Black players early problems and forcing them to think for themselves rather than having the luxury of relying on the theory of more mainstream openings. It's also a very flexible option that can lead to both sharp gambit play, such ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Everyman Chess
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Andreas
Jan 29, 2009 Andreas rated it it was amazing
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What a great book. Timothy Taylor explains many ideas in the uncommon bird opening that starts with 1.f4. I am still not sure if white can really gain an advantage out of this opening unless he has a superior positional understanding, but at least he has equal chances and the middlegame looks very interesting and like a lot of fun.

The book is written in a refreshing, entertaining style, providing a good mix of ideas and actual games. It not only shows what works but also where black has found s
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