101 ( +1 | -1 ) The London SystemHi! I recently mail-ordered Garry Lane's 'Ideas behind Modern Chess Openings', a bit of a misleading title. It only considers 'The London System' (thus, only for 1.d4-players!). I'm not yet studying it, but -at least- I feel rather deceived, because of the book's title. Fortunately I'm -in general- a 1.d4-player. I hope this book is worth its money. Anyone here knows it? Comments very welcome!
On its way in the Post is Angus Dunnington's 'Attacking with 1.d4'. I have a hunch that it's much more comprehensive than Garry Lane's London System. Waiting for Santa Claus, disguised as Santa claus -and he DOES indeed always ring twice- to deliver it any day now. Since I bought several books over my head, or not worth a penny, I only mail-order books now of which I've read at least two critical, independent reviews by the likes of Jeremy Silman, John Watson, John donaldson, Randy Bauer (all at Silman's website).
25 ( +1 | -1 ) London system, etc.Sorry friends! I've made a seriuous error in my former post. The phrase, of course, should read: The POSTMAN disguised as Santa Claus, instead of the silly The Santa Claus disguised as Santa Claus. Apology granted, please?
21 ( +1 | -1 ) JanpotI too prefer 1.d4. So far I have played only the gambit---looking to expand after another 50 or so games with the gambit. I am curious to get your reaction to Dunnington's book once the postman/Santa arrives. Thx.