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1 d4 with 2 c4


448 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2019

From the series »opening repertoire«

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These days the move 1 d4 is often used as the precursor to quieter opening choices such as the London System, the Colle System or the Trompovsky. In this book the highly experienced chess author and coach Cyrus Lakdawala goes back to basics, outlining an aggressive repertoire for White based on 1 d4, following up with the traditional 2 c4. The emphasis of the repertoire is to gain space as quickly as possible and set Black the task of finding quick counterplay or face the risk of being overrun. Lakdawala recommends lines with f2-f3 against the Nimzo-Indian, the Petrosian System against the King’s Indian and the Flick Knife (f4 with Bb5+) against the Benoni. With thorough explanations on pawn structures and piece placement, this book provides insight to both strong masters and less experienced players alike. The format is ideal for the chessplayer keen to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.

  • Presents a powerful, aggressive repertoire starting at move one.

  • Thorough explanations of typical pawn structures and piece manoeuvres.

  • Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study.

More Information
Weight 750 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2019
Author Cyrus Lakdawala
Series opening repertoire
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 9781781945094
Pages 448
Binding paperback

003 About the Author

005 Bibliography

007 Introduction

015 1) The Nimzo-Indian Defence

078 2) The King’s Indian Defence

131 3) The Grünfeld Defence

158 4) Benoni Defences

193 5) The Benko Gambit

212 6) The Queen’s Gambit Declined

279 7) The Queen’s Gambit: the Chigorin and the Albin

296 8) The Queen’s Gambit Accepted

317 9) The Semi-Slav and Slav Defences

367 10) The Dutch Defence

386 11) The Modern Defence

404 12) The Budapest Gambit

420 13) The Old Indian, 1...d6, and the English Defence

442 Index of Variations

447 Index of Complete Games

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