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Quick slashing attacks which often win in 20 moves -- The Alapin French!The move 3. Be3, after 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 will usually surprise the player of the Black pieces. Black may be even more surprised to see 3. Be3 after 1. d4 e6 2.e4 d5.That is the beginning of the surprises Black will face. Within a few moves, at the possible cost of a pawn, White's pieces will be crawling all over the chess board. Traditionally the French is a slow, solid system but when Black is faced with White's determination to liven up the game, it gets crazy, quickly!This opening has very little, if any, coverage in the major opening works and yet this book contains 50 deeply annotated games and 220 other fragments of whole games included in the text! From the author's database we find that White is scoring 77% of the points -- there are few, if any, other openings which can match that potency.White plays this opening like an Open Game. Recommendations, for either side, are given at the rear of the book. Also included are two late breaking games.Rev. Tim Sawyer has been a master strength postal chess player for years. He is the author of The Blackmar-Diemer gambit keybook. He loves tactics and chess databases.
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