In many 1.d4 openings, Black has trouble getting his bishop on c8 into play. Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov presents a radical solution to this nagging problem; liberate your bishop right away and put it on f5 on the second move!
Play 2...Bf5! against either 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 will surprise your opponent and is also a great way to support your development, because the bishop takes control of the important square e4. If White does not immediately take decisive action, then within a move or two he can relinquish any hopes on an opening advantage.
Alexey Bezgodov has found some great antidotes to White's most dangerous reactions in sharp and attractive lines. To test your understanding of his system he has included more than 100 exercises. After studying the fresh ideas and the clear explanations presented in The Liberated Bishop Defencechess players of almost every strength will enjoy the flexibility of a surprising, effective and universal weapon against 1.d4.
La deuxième incarnation de la série continue son bonhomme de chemin, avec ce qui est en fait son cinquième tome (on en annonce 10), consacré aux ouvertures avec g6 mais sans Cf6 (pour l'Est-indienne, voir les volumes 1a et 1b). Au rendez-vous donc, la défense Moderne (après 1g6) et la variante Maroczy (après 1c5 et 2g6). Comme toujours complet, fouillé, pointu et moyennement digeste : on ne peut pas tout avoir