The Old Indian (1.d4,Nf6; 2.c4,d6) is a solid and compact defence to 1.d4 where Black is seldom exposed to sharp gambits or tricky move orders. Black employs an easy-to-learn system of development, seizes a firm foothold in the centre with ..e5; and aims to create counterplay from a solid platform.
In this book, Old Indian expert Junior Tay invites you to join him in studying the opening and its many variations. As against the King's Indian White can try a classical setup, a Saemisch pawn structure or a fianchetto system, all of which are examined here. Using illustrative games, Tay highlights the tactical and positional ideas for both sides, provides repertoire options for Black and offers answers all the key questions.
This book will tell you everything you need to know about playing the Old Indian Defence and includes a chapter of key positions with questions to test your understanding of Old Indian themes and tactics.
The Move by Move series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
Junior Tay is a FIDE Candidate Master and an ICCF Senior International Master.
Published 2015, softback, 496 pages.Sample pages (pdf)