1.d4! The Chess Bible
280 pages, paperback, Thinkers Publishing, 1. edition 2021
Europe's youngest FIDE accredited trainer, IM Armin Juhasz, is an active player and a successful coach living in Budapest, Hungary. Born in 1998 he is currently 22 years of age and earned the IM title when 17. In 2016 he achieved his highest ELO of 2424. Armin has twice won the Hungarian Youth Championship. He was a member of the Hungarian U18 team which won the silver medal at the European Youth Team Championship in 2016. In addition to being an active competitor he is also the owner and CEO of Center Chess School. This thriving start up effort in Budapest has seen outstanding results. Several of his students have won numerous medals on both the world and national stage. Included in this list of success are two Hungarian Championships, one in the U16 and the other in the U14 division. He has also coached a World U12 Champion from the United States.
In his first book (we anticipate many more), the young Hungarian author makes a worthy attempt to walk his readers through a complete 1.d4 opening repertoire. Yet while he is taking you thru the opening he never forgets the other phases of the game. As a result, the subsequent middlegame and endgame elements are remarkably weIl organized benefitting both beginner and advanced players to acquire powerful skills with 1.d4. I heartily recommend this book not only to those who are eager to boost their ELO rating (Did you know that Dr. Arpad Elo was an American professor of Hungarian birth?) but also to coaching colleagues (including my fellow GMs), because 1.d4! The Chess Bible is an excellent source of great examples and useful drills. I will certainly use it in my own coaching practice.
Jozsef Horvath Grand Master and FIDE Senior Trainer
Budapest, January 2021.
004 Key to Symbols
007 Preface by GM Jozsef Horvath
013 Chapter 1 - The King's Indian Defense
067 Chapter 2 - The Grünfeld Defense
117 Chapter 3 - The Benoni Defense
165 Chapter 4 - The Slav Defense
211 Chapter 5 - The Catalan Opening
255 Chapter 6 - Frequent Endgame Types