1.d4! The Chess Bible by IM Armin Juhasz
Mastering Queen's Pawn Structures
A fully theoretically updated new work on how to play these most important Queen’s Pawn Structures. This book aims to provide a complete overview of a 1.d4 repertoire against five main openings (King’s Indian Defense, Grünfeld Defense, Slav Defense, Benoni Defense, and Catalan Opening), offering analysis of classical games and typical tactical motifs to provide an in-depth understanding of the associated middlegames. A concluding chapter explores typical endgames that are likely to arise from 1.d4.
Each chapter includes a thorough discussion of a particular opening, answering questions such as what types of players choose it, which world champions played it, or how games typically proceed afterwards.
- Classical games by grandmasters
- Annotated games to demonstrate how White can play 1.d4
- Examples and analysis
- Typical tactical motifs
- Exercises for individual practice
- Tips against the given opening
This book will give you a comprehensive understanding of the chosen openings. Unlike many other books with a similar profile, it goes beyond pure theory and in addition to giving a great deal of practical advice, it touches on issues such as sample games, typical tactical strikes and, in the last chapter, endgames. On top of all this, a homework section enables you to immerse yourself in a given topic and achieve an in-depth understanding of it in your own time.
This book is recommend to any player who wants to learn more about closed openings, adopt a new approach to chess and build up a thorough and sophisticated repertoire. These openings have been tested by students with good results and is suitable for anyone with an Elo rating from 1600-2500.
Paperback, 284 pages, Thinkers Pubishing
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