This book is amazing! I found two entirely new and mind-blowingly creative openings in this book (which i will discuss below) covered in detail, which give the reader an enormous amount of transpositional possibilities. I am not a titled player, and so these sidelines may not be so surprising to someone who is, but to my eyes they get pretty high marks in the “surprise” department. What’s more, they score very well practically. A lot of opening books begin with an introduction that goes something like this: No time to study theory? Want to play something simple and solid? Then (fill in the blank with a boring opening) is perfect for you!