Bird’s Opening, 1 f4, is an ideal choice for freethinking chess players who prefer to rely on their general chess knowledge and intuition rather than having to memorize and keep up to date with mainline opening theory.
Bird’s Opening is essentially the Dutch Defence with an extra move, and White can choose between a number of different set-ups, including the reversed Leningrad, Classical and Stonewall variations, depending on mood and opponents’ responses.
In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines all the important variations of Bird’s Opening, including the sharp From’s Gambit.
Using illustrative games, Lakdawala explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1 f4.
Publisher: Everyman Chess, 2015
Edition: Paperback medium