We have the pleasure to announce that GM Mihail Marin has released a new opening database - Play the Leningrad Bird
In this database, GM Marin provides an in-depth examination of an opening which is almost forgotten at the top-level.
In the introduction. Marin writes:
What should we expect from the Leningrad Bird? Does it offer White an advantage? Is White's extra tempo with respect to the Dutch essential?
First of all, we should expect a long strategic struggle, with many original positions and structures, which the computer does not always understand from the beginning. Quite typically, the engines' scepticism vanishes gradually. This makes the opponents' preparation quite difficult. It is right to say that in the complex middlegame the better strategy is likely to win, but we should also take into account that many interesting dynamic or tactical moments can arise.
The database includes 9 model games explaining the typical structures, 26 theoretical chapters, and 20 interactive test positions.