Richard Palliser, Colin McNab & James VigusSample pages (pdf)
The Dangerous Weapons series of opening books focuses on moves and ideas which create complex, original positions, full of sharp tactics or innovative positional ideas. These are moves which are rare or unjustly neglected and will create new challenges for your opponent at the board.
In DW: The Pirc and Modern the authors examine ideas for Black in these related opening systems, creating a mini-repertoire of sharp systems against the 150 Attack, Austrian Attack, The Classical System, The Spike and the Fianchetto System. In the Modern Defence the authors offers ideas against Bg5 lines, Bc4 systems and the brutal early h4. With a mixture of analysis and illustrative games this book offers plenty for the reader to try out in his or her own games.
Richard Palliser is an International Master with numerous tournament successes to his name, and in 2006 he became Joint British Rapidplay Champion. He has already established a reputation as a thorough and well-researched chess writer. Grandmaster Colin McNab and FIDE Master James Vigus are both leading exponents of the Pirc and Modern Defences. Colin McNab co-authored "The Ultimate Pirc" with John Nunn in 1998 whilst James Vigus recently wrote "The Pirc in Black and White".
Published 2009, softback, 224 pages.