The Complete Queen's Gambit Volume 1 - Alexei Kornev
A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4
Paperback, 304 pages
Foreword by Alexei Kornev:
'Sooner or later every chess player faces the problem of building hisor her opening repertoire. This is particularly difficult when you playwith White, since you need to be well prepared against all of Black'spossible responses. However, most players, including the author, haveno inclination to devote all their time to studying opening variations.Therefore, we have decided not to cover the favourite opening move ofOstap Bender * - 1.e2-e4.
As our main opening weapon for White we have chosen the closedopenings arising after 1.d2-d4, in which an understanding of chessand a knowledge of the typical resources in the middle game and theendgame are often much more important than a detailed knowledgeof a large number of variations. We have analysed the most straightforwardpossibilities for White, generally based on the development ofthe knight to c3 and the fastest possible occupation of the centre withpawns.
Unfortunately it is impossible to cover all the possible theory after1.d2-d4 for White within a single book, so the author plans to publishtwo further volumes.
The first book is devoted to the move 1...d7-d5 for Black. I believethat the most challenging defences for White to face are the Queen'sGambit Accepted (Part 2), the Queen's Gambit Declined (Part 4) andthe Slav Defence (Part 5). A few less popular options for Black are coveredin Parts 1 and 3.
In the second book we shall deal with the openings in which Blackfianchettoes his dark-squared bishop. These are first and foremost theGruenfeld and the King's Indian Defence.
In book three we shall analyse in detail the Nimzo-Indian Defenceand a few other defences not covered in our first two books.
This series has been written for players of all levels. The authorhopes that it will be useful for grandmasters as well as for amateurplayers.'
About the author:
Alexei Kornev is an international grandmaster and coach. In 2001 he took the silver in the Russian Cup Final. He is also the winner of a number of international tournaments. His highest Elo so far was 2582. For many years, he has been senior coach of the junior chess school in the city of Vladimir. His students are often among the winners of the Russian junior championships for boys and girls.
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ISBN13: 978 954 8782 93-7, Chess Stars
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