The Open Spanish by Mikhail Krasenkov
English | 24 Nov. 1995 | ISBN: 1857441419 | 162 Pages | PDF | 16 MB
A hundred years ago players had no doubt as to Blacks best reply to 1 e4. Everybody knew the basic principles of the opening strategy: develop pieces and fight for the centre!
If somebody had asserted that Sicilian, French or Caro-Kann Defence gave Black better chances to win than 1...e5 (and had published a book about it) he would have been considered rather less than sane!