|he Black Lion|
|A few years ago Menno Bijmolt, a Lion-fan,
made the Lion-site. Menno got a busy job, so he couldn't update the site
anymore. Now, Jerry van Rekom, one of the authors of The Lion, the Black
Weapon is the new webmaster of the site. He will change the site in the
Menno opened the site
with the following words:
|On this site you can read all about
the Lion. You'll find general information about this opening on the page
The Lion. The major variations can be viewed
at Variations. The best Lion's games can be
up- or downloaded at Games. On the page The Book you can read all about the one and only real
book about the Lion.
|Latest News (25/06/2016):
See a beautiful instruction movie about The Lion
Click here to go to a very nice instruction movie about the Lion. Very usefull . It shows in a short time the strength of the Lion. Click also here to another Yotube-movie from the same Chess Master.
The last Years we received many reactions from all over the World and also some nice Lion-games. From now on we will publish some new stuff about the Lion. We hope you like it.
If you've played an interesting Lion game, please mail us. Also if you got some questions about a variation.
Jerry van Rekom
Youth umbrace the Lion
Inspired by his uncle Marcel Meulenkamp Tobias de Vries (13) became a fan of the Lion.
He wrote about our opening in his blog on www.chess.com. A good Example to promote the Lion. Ofcourse reactions are the consequens, but that makes the Lion sytronger!
Tobias also played a game with the White Lion on the Internet. Click here for that interesting game, a good example how to play the White Lion! If ypu want to play against Tobias on chess.com please challenge him: vc153415I
Jerry van Rekom
Review from Sean Marsh!!
Our Chess friend and als Lion-player Sean Marsh made a wonderful review from the second edtion of the Black Lion. See for it:
...with further mentions here:
We thank Sean for his great words!
News (18/2/9): Review from John-Stuart Plant:
A Chess Opening for Black and for White??
Hmm. What makes for a good chess opening or defense? What separates chess openings and defenses from other chess openings and defenses that are just as good, if not better? How can one be sure which is the best approach if needing to play for a win? Well the ‘Lion’ answers all these questions and more seemingly with ease.
Hi, my name is John-Stuart Plant currently with a chess rating of about 1800. My experience with the Lion has been an overall good one. In the few months I have started using it I have already won 5 out of 6 long games with it, and 9 out of 11 lightning games, not to mention a few tournaments or two and a corresponding brilliancy prize for best game. The Lion has helped me a lot in the respect of its novelty aspect (hardly anyone knows it) and by the fact that it gives me clear and concise plans to follow right from the start of the game, usually up to move 20! The Lion is also very flexible, with a limited amount of study anybody can use the lion, playing white or black and gain a good position tailored to suit one’s style. In other words the Lion is not as strictly dogmatic as say the Queen’s Gambit or Ruy Lopez and that to me is its biggest advantage.
The Lion is also a very creative opening. Leaving room for swashbuckling sacrifices and daring raids on the enemy king. Piece coordination (as any player knows here is a must) and the Lion complies seamlessly. Moreover, the Lion as mentioned previously is an all purpose tool, use this opening for white and defense for black and you’ll never need to learn another.
The biggest problem the Lion has helped me solve in my game is the pertinent question of ‘what do I do now?’ So what are you waiting for, if you want to have the advantage and you want to win, use the Lion. It will help you.
John-Stuart is playing the Lion with Black and White. For a nice game of John-Stuart click here.
More news on the new editions can be found on the website of NIC.
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