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Play 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6!

304 pages, paperback, Chess Stars, 1. edition 2018

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A Black repertoire based on the QGD. All the opening variations for Black have been chosen according to the latest fashion in the games of the top-class grandmasters. For example, after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5, Kornev analyses a line which has been played often in the last several years by Vladimir Kramnik - 4..Nxd5, with which Black avoids several rather passive schemes, arising after the move 4...exd5. Following 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 0-0 6.e3, he has chosen as an opening weapon for Black the move 6...Nbd7, which is used not only by the acting World Champion Magnus Carlsen, but also by almost all the participants in the Candidates tournament - 2018. Finally, in response to one of the main weapons for White against the Queen’s Gambit Declined - 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 0-0 7.e3, Kornev analysed a variation, which has been lately preferred by Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik - 7...Nbd7, after which Black does not need to know so much theory as in the Tartakower-Makogonov-Bonda­revsky system (7...b6). In addition, this line is not such a brutal attempt to play for a draw with Black as the Lasker Defence - (7...Ne4).

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Weight 350 g
Manufacturer Chess Stars
Width 14,5 cm
Height 21,5 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2018
Author Alexei Kornev
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-6197188189
Pages 304
Binding paperback

006 Preface

Part 1. Queen’s Gambit Declined

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6

008 1 3.cxd5 exd5 4.Nc3 c6

020 2 3.Nc3 Nf6 Rare; 4.Bg5 Be7

030 3 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 Nxd5

052 4 3.Nf3 Nf6 A) 4.Bg5 Be7; B) 4.e3 Be7

062 5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 A) 5.Qc2 c5; B) 5.e3 0-0

080 6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.cxd5 exd5 A) 6.Bf4 c6; B) 6.Bg5 c6

098 7 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 0-0 A) 6.Rc1 c5; B) 6.a3 b6; C) 6.e3 Nbd7 C1) 7.Qc2 c5; C2) 7.Be2 dxc4; C3) 7.a3 c5

119 8 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 0-0 6.e3 Nbd7 7.c5 c6

130 9 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 h6 A) 6.Bf4 0-0; B) 6.Bxf6 Bxf6

158 10 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 0-0 7.e3 Nbd7

Part 2. Catalan Opening

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0

170 11 A) 6.Nbd2 b6; B) 6.Qc2 c5; 6.Nc3 dxc4

186 12 6.0-0 dxc4 Rare; 7.Ne5 Nc6

203 13 6.0-0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7

219 14 6.0-0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.Qxc4 b5

Part 3. When Winning is a Must

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6

237 15 3.Nc3 a6 w/o 4.Nf3

257 16 3.Nc3 a6 4.Nf3 Nf6

277 17 3.g3 a6; 3.Nf3 a6

300 Index of Variations

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