Bird's Opening is an underrated and dynamic choice for White that immediately directs the game into relatively unexplored territory, setting Black players early problems and forcing them to think for themselves rather than having the luxury of relying on the theory of more mainstream openings. It's also a very flexible option that can lead to both sharp gambit play, such as the torious From's Gambit, as well as quieter positional lines. In this book International Master Timothy Taylor unearths the secrets of Bird's Opening and its many deviations. Using illustrative games, he examines tactical and positional ideas for both colours and recommends the best paths in both the 'main lines' and the lesser-trodden paths. A study of this book will give the reader the required kwledge and confidence to play the Bird's Opening with either colour. It is written by a Bird's Opening expert, and gives a complete up-to-date survey on an active chess opening. It is ideal for club and tournament players.
International Master Timothy Taylor is an experienced tournament player who has enjoyed several notable successes including winning the US Open. He is also a skilled chess writer, one of his previous books How to Defeat the Smith-Morra Gambit becoming a US Chess Federation best seller. Outside of chess, he is the author if two published novels, Elaine the Fair and Amanda, while he directed the film Wicked Pursuits.