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A Complete Guide to Defending Against 1 d4

352 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2019

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Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, Starting Out: The Nimzo Indian by Chris Ward and Starting Out: The Queen’s Indian by John Emms, brought together in one volume.
The Nimzo-Indian is one of the soundest and most popular defences against 1 d4, offering Black the chance to unbalance the game early on and play for a win without undue risk. Advocates include virtually all of the world's top players, including Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Anatoly Karpov. In this revolutionary book, Grandmaster Chris Ward revisits the basic principles behind the Nimzo-Indian and its many variations. Throughout this easy-to-read guide the reader is helped along by a wealth of notes, tips and warnings from the author, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated. This book is ideal for the improving player.
The Queens Indian is one of Black’s most dependable and respected defences to the queen's pawn opening. It is an established favourite amongst world-class Grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar, not to mention Anatoly Karpov, who has been a loyal Queens Indian supporter and theory developer for over three decades. Rather than classically occupying the central squares with pawns, Black adopts a hypermodern approach and endeavours to control this key area with pieces. This procedure leads to rich and varied positions that will appeal to players who like complex play. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and Queens Indian expert John Emms goes back to basics, studying the essential principles of the Queens Indian and its numerous variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips and warnings to guide the improving player, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.
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EAN 9781781944943
Weight 450 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 15.2 cm
Height 22.8 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2019
Author Chris WardJohn Emms
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-78194-494-3
Pages 352
Binding paperback
Starting Out: The Nimzo-Indian
006 Bibliography
007 Introduction
011 1) Rubinstein Variation: 4 e3 b6
027 2) Rubinstein Variation: 4 e3 0-0
045 3) Rubinstein Variation: 4 e3 c5
057 4) Classical Variation: 4 Qc2 d5
069 5) Classical Variation: 4 Qc2 0-0 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 Qxc3
084 6) Classical Variation: 4 Qc2 c5 5 dxc5
100 7) 4 Nf3 b6
114 8) 4 Nf3 0-0
125 9) 4 Nf3 c5
138 10) Sämisch Variation: 4 a3
152 11) Leningrad Variation: 4 Bg5
164 12) Odds and Ends
173 Solutions to Exercises

Starting Out: The Queen's Indian
004 Bibliography
005 Introduction
009 1) 4 g3 Bb7: Introduction
025 2) 4 g3 Bb7: Main Lines
041 3) 4 g3 Ba6: Fifth Move Alternatives
063 4) 4 g3 Ba6 5 b3
086 5) Lines with Nc3, Bg5 and Bf4
114 6) The Petrosian System: 4 a3 Bb7 5 Nc3
139 7) The Petrosian System: 4 a3 c5 and 4...Ba6
159 8) 4 e3
168 9) Move Orders and Transpositions
172 Index of Variations
175 Index of Complete Games
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