The "Chess Developments" series offers state-of-the-art coverage of chess openings. "Chess Developments" focuses on critical lines, current trends, powerful new ideas and cutting-edge theory.Sample pages (pdf)
In this book Richard Palliser examines the latest thinking in the super sharp Modern Benoni (1.d4,Nf6; 2.c4,c5; 3.d5) With this counter-attacking weapon against 1.d4, Black willingly creates an early imbalance which allows both sides to fight for the initiative in positions which are rich in tactical and strategic possibilities. He examines the most instructive and important Benoni games in recent years, focusing on the key new ideas and developments for both sides. Whether playing White or Black, this book arms you with all the latest trends in an important opening.
For a few years the Benoni has been under a cloud as White has prospered in both the Taimanov System with e4, f4, and Bb5+, the "Modern Main Line" with e4, Nf3, h3, and Bd3, and the Fianchetto System. Lately, however, Black has been finding new ideas and the Benoni is back in business! Using 45 extensively annotated critical games, Palliser presents the latest ideas, strategies and, of course, tactics for both sides in the Modern Benoni. He focuses on the currrently popular Modern Main Line, Taimanov System and Fianchetto System as these are where important developments have occurred in recent years.
Richard Palliser is an International Master and a former British Rapidplay Champion. He has firmly established a reputation as a highly respected chess writer, with many outstanding works to his name.
Published 2011, softback, 281 pages.