The Black Lion

    The Chess Predator's Choice Against Both 1. e4 and 1. d4

    The Black Lion
    img

    Regular Price: $27.95

    Special Price: $13.98

    Catalog Product Code: b0062NIC

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: February 16, 2009
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 280 Pages


    Publisher: New in Chess
    Author: Van Rekon & Jansen
    Year of Publication: 2009

    Pages: 280
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book DescriptionMore than 85% of all chess games start with either 1.e4 or 1.d4. 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. But when this predator is provoked, and the game heats up, Black eats its prey in an extremely swift and efficient way.

    The opening moves are easy to learn, Black has a good choice of middlegame plans, the positions are fresh and interesting, and White will often struggle to counter Black's ideas.

    The story of The Black Lion is remarkable: Jerry van Rekom and Leo Jansen are two strong Dutch club players who developed the system and wrote a book about it in 1997.

    Their work attracted a lot of attention and had to be reprinted many times. This is a fully revised and updated edition.

    Extensive explanations, clear summaries and concise conclusions make The Black Lion an accessible and easy-to-navigate opening manual for chess amateurs. The book is unique in that its many diagrams are all seen from Black's point of view!

    Related Products

    • How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      This is not just a book for kids - for 'Dad' read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.
      img

      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0056GB
      Our Price: $16.95

    • CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4
      In this video, experienced tournament players and experts in each specific opening will teach you what you absolutely have to know about the King's Indian, Nimzo Indian, Queen's Indian, and Bogo Indian.
      img

      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4

      Catalog Code: WIN0320CB

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Special Price: $36.95


    • SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - French
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      In Dangerous Weapons: The French, International Master John Watson takes a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings: the French Defence. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, Watson concentrates on fresh or little-explored variations of the French, selecting a wealth of "dangerous" options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
      img

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - French

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0190EM

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Special Price: $13.48


    • Alekhine in Europe and Asia
      Short Description for Alekhine in Europe and Asia - B0060BT
      img

      Alekhine in Europe and Asia

      Catalog Code: CB0006XX

      Regular Price: $16.95

      Special Price: $8.48


    • EBOOK - Why we Lose at Chess
      The main reason why we lose at chess is no big secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! But simply acknowledging this fact isn't enough to help us improve. The big question is, how can we eliminate these mistakes from our game, or at least keep them to an absolute minimum?
      img

      EBOOK - Why we Lose at Chess

      Catalog Code: E-B0303EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2007/6
      New in Chess is the magazine of choice for serious Chess players. If it is happening in Chess, you'll read about it in New in Chess Magazine.
      img

      New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2007/6

      Catalog Code: NIC0706
      Our Price: $4.95

    • EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni
      Chess Developments is a brand new series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas. It offers players of all levels the opportunity to keep up-to-date with current opening theory whilst also expanding and improving their repertoires.
      img

      EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

      Catalog Code: E-B0340EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation
      PAPERBACK
      If you are human, then this book will offer you practical advice and an effective training plan to think differently and make decisions far more efficiently.
      img

      Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation

      PAPERBACK
      Catalog Code: B0078QT
      Our Price: $29.95

    • SHOPWORN - The Triangle System
      Noteboom, Marshall Gambit and other Semi-Slav Triangle lines
      Scherbakov has over 20 years of experience studying and playing these opening variations, which have been tried and tested successfully at grandmaster level and are ideally designed for players who want to challenge White in the opening
      img

      SHOPWORN - The Triangle System

      Noteboom, Marshall Gambit and other Semi-Slav Triangle lines
      Catalog Code: SWB0343EM

      Regular Price: $29.95

      Special Price: $14.98


    • Winning with the Hypermodern
      Hypermodern chess strategy was the single most devastating innovation of the 20th century chess thought. Fueled by such towering figures as Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti, hypermodern ideas forced their way into prominence and blazed the trail for the dynamic adoption by the Soviet chess school of defences such as the King's Indian and the Grunfeld. With both of these championed by Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest player of all time, it is clear that hypermodern openings and defences are still setting the agenda in the 21st century.
      img

      Winning with the Hypermodern

      Catalog Code: B0095BT

      Regular Price: $12.95

      Special Price: $6.48


    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb