1.d4 d5. 2.Bf4 e5!?
You won't find that in your precious book.
There you are sitting at the board and £14.95 (or how ever much this
futile trash has cost) has just been flushed down the toilet.
It's only move two and nobody has told you what to do.
What is the best way to take that pawn? Do you indeed take the pawn?
1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 e5 3. dxe5 Be6
Nice Bishop that on f4.
1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 e5 3. Bxe5 Nc6 4. Bg3 h5
What page is this position on?
Black will come flying out like crazed Rat with anti Caro Khan ideas.
He most is likely losing so it's all fun for him from now on.
White on the other hand will most likely lose because his natural chess
ability has been stunted by using an opening book as a crutch.
The point is boys any opening can be jazzed up with good words and
sooner or later you will be on your own.
Better to spent the time and money on a chess book.
Tartakower Best games, or indeed his 500 games. Capa/Alekhines best games.
Keres best games, anyone's best games.
Will you think before you follow each other jumping of the cliff.
If I was a professional chess player and was scoring well with an opening
the very last thing I would do is write a book about it.
It's like these how to win at the pools books.
You have to ask why is the author not a millionaire following his own
advice instead of scarping around looking for mugs so he can pocket a 5% royalty?
If this opening is the secret of chess then why is this great learned author
not World Champion?
It's the Old Opening Con Trap and you lot have just been caught.