Rarely is an opening repertoire so thoughtfully put together. He is the author of numerous top selling chess books. To come back to the original question in the title, the black lion is a solid opening, but black should be. Lure your opponent into the philidor swamp kasparov, sergey on. Hopefully this will help you understand better the way. I was looking for a response to whites opening thrust.
The black lion an aggressive version of the philidor defense. I have played 100s of blitz games as white vs a gm who plays this line as black, and about 7080% of time i come out with an edge out of the opening. For a list of openings as classified by the encyclopaedia of chess openings, see list of chess openings. With the lion you get a whole new chess strategy and philosophy. When i think of some grandmasters typing opening books in a row that directly fail look at soltis book on 1. The big clamp for black supplement to the big clamp game. The name black lion was the name given to a set of philidor variations by the book mentioned by kindaspongey. The term can refer to the initial moves by either side, white or black, but an opening by black may also be known as a defense.
So it makes sense to play something different and force the opponent to think for himself instead of reproducing book lines. Now, jerry van rekom, one of the authors of the lion, the black weapon is the. The crazy tactical black lion chess opening the black lion. The lion by andrew martin repertoire for black against 1. Gm williams is one of the most funny, passionate, instructive characters in the chess world. On the page the book you can read all about the one and only real book about the lion. Looking for an interesting, exciting, aggressive and flexible opening to play against 1 e4then the black lion is just the opening for you. Sicilian, open, closed, indian for black because they give varied structures and improve you the most as a player. The crazy tactical black lion chess opening youtube. Of course no book on chess theory can claim to be exhaustive, but the authors of the black lion, a predators choice against both l. This is a sample clip of the new dvd the black lion an aggressive version of the. The black lion, the chess predators choice against both 1.
Youll be making computer moves for the first 7, 8 or so moves and itll be your opponent that gets behind. Looking for an interesting, exciting, aggressive and flexible opening to play against 1 e4 then the black lion is just the opening for you. Think at least one of the authors not more than club player playing strength, the typical plan of exploiting the closed position by delaying castling, and playing h6, g5, nd7f8g6 was mentioned by alekhine in his first best games book, annotating a game of his played in 1905 or so. Simon williams the black lion an aggressive version of the. The sicilian defense may be the single most common chess opening in. Maurice bishop explains how you can dominate your opponent using the black lion opening. This is how you dominate your opponent playing the black. Attach to internet, download, and also conserve to your tool. The opening began gaining some popularity only after world war ii, and by the 1960s it was regarded as playable, owing in large part to the efforts of canadian grandmaster duncan. I have assembled a games collection at titled the big.
An aggressive version of the philidor defense from wholesale chess. In the previous article, we discussed about the openings sicilian najdorf and two knights defense against whites first move 1. The black lion an aggressive version of the philidor defence. A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game. I think gm williams does a really great job better than most books because he points out possible problems with just few moves, like a painter. This is a sample clip of the new dvd the black lion an aggressive version of the philidor defense by gm simon williams. Prickly pawn pass system is a variation of the botvinnik system in the english opening in which black advances his pawn to a6. I looked at it and thought it seemed as though this was a kia for black. We offer a great selection of chess sets, supplies, and more at great discounts. Always difficult learning a black opening from whites side of the board. It is a very good book designed to help a player prepare for the two major openings used by white. The black lion presents a flexible, logical and sensible way for black to meet both of these moves this robust, multipurpose opening system looks quiet, like a sleeping lion hence the name. If you dont want to watch the whole thing, his case is that beginners should stick to main lines 1. Edward is a freelance writer with 8 years experience writing for the spruce, and a first place winner of the world open.
Playing with black you have an incredible strong weapon against all the white opening moves you can imagine. Black lion dvd available to buy here grandmaster chess lesson. The black lion by simon williams pc dvd an aggressive version of the philidor defense looking for an interesting, exciting, aggressive and flexible opening to play against 1 e4 then the black lion is just the opening for you. Simon williams the black lion an aggressive version of. By clicking the web link that we offer, you can take the book the black lion. Someone posted this video the other day, of a chess teacher talking about openings for beginners, and i think he knows his stuff. I think you need a special mindset to play this as black. A method for comparing chess openings, jamal munshi, 2014 2 judge the relative merit of an opening, chess players depend on two sources grandmaster analyses and game statistics. Ive witnessed his passion for teaching chess in endless videos, and if there would be a competition, a world championship for funniest video teacher, im sure he would win it easily. He is the author of numerous chess books, like play the classical dutch, which got voted. In the introduction, he begins to explain the plans for black, when one should castle, and what is the main goal of the opening.
The grandmasters of the game are able to look ahead ten moves or more to assess all the possible ways. A list of openings with weird, funny and obscure names that got named after famous players, persons or events. An explosive chess opening repertoire for black kindle. More than 85% of all chess games start with either 1. This robust, multipurpose opening system looks quiet, like a sleeping lion, but when this predator is provoked, and the game heats up, black eats its prey in an extremely swift and efficient way. Something that could reply to white,irespective of the first 8 moves that white makes. Of course after that, anything could happen and i generally score about 40%. The black lion an aggressive version of the philidor defense by simon williams. The black lion an aggressive version of the philidor. Anyone who has some ideas on how this opening plays out or if there is a solid line that refutes black play, i would be interested. This opening, first brought into the limelight by dutch amateur players jerry van rekom and leo jansen, now gets the grandmaster treatment.
The black lion, as it is called here, is an opening that can be played against virtually any white first move. Gingergms video on it the black lion is essentially an opening system against e4 where black plays d6, e5, nd7, ngf6, c6, qc7, be7, h6, and g5 and aims for a kingside attack. This move order coincides with the 2nd edition english language of the book. What do you guys think of the black lion opening for black.1244 952 847 1174 971 23 1504 1353 1397 495 556 242 903 960 840 349 429 522 45 722 1306 458 628 933 593 965 390 1497 965 749 680 713 763