Learn to Play the Queen's Gambit
443 pages, hardback, Russian Chess House, 1. edition 2018
This new book by the many-times world champion Anatoly Karpov and the author of more than fifty books, grandmaster Nikolay Kalinichenko, is devoted to one of the most complicated and strategically deep openings — the Queen’s Gambit Declined.
Using games played by the strongest grandmasters, it describes the interesting ideas which have appeared in the main development systems of this opening. Along with games from recent years, the book presents the most important encounters from the chess heritage. And of course, it includes games by Anatoly Karpov himself — a great expert on the Queen’s Gambit, who generously shares with the reader his unique understanding of the concepts involved.
The book is aimed at strong players, but it will also be of interest to a wide range of chess enthusiasts.
009 Arrangement of Material
013 Alatortsev Variation
050 Tarrasch Defence
083 Exchange System. Karlsbad Variation
Exchange System with the Development of the Bishop at f4
Rare Variations of the Exchange System
137 System with 5.Bf4
183 Ragozin Defence and Westphalia Variation
236 Vienna Variation
279 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
316 Cambridge Springs Variation
340 Petrosian Variation
358 Lasker Defence
378 Tartakower - Makogonov - Bondarevsky Variation
409 Orthodox Defence
439 Index of Games
442 Index of Players