The Complete Queens Gambit - Alexei Kornev
A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4 Volume 1 by Alexei Kornev
The Complete Queen's Gambit
Paperback, 304 pages
Foreword by Alexei Kornev:
'Sooner or later every chess player faces the problem of building his or her opening repertoire. This is particularly difficult when you playWith White, since you need to be well prepared against all of Black's Possible responses. However, most players, including the author, have no inclination to devote all their time to studying opening variations.Therefore, we have decided not to cover the favourite opening move of Ostap Bender * - 1.e2-e4.
As our main opening weapon for White we have chosen the closed openings arising after 1.d2-d4, in which an understanding of chessand a knowledge of the typical resources in the middle game and the endgame are often much more important than a detailed knowledge of a large number of variations. We have analysed the most straightforward Possibilities for White, generally based on the development ofThe knight to c3 and the fastest possible occupation of the centre with Pawns.
Unfortunately it is impossible to cover all the possible theory after 1.d2-d4 for White within a single book, so the author plans to publishTwo further volumes.
The first book is devoted to the move 1...d7-d5 for Black. I believeThat the most challenging defences for White to face are the Queen's Gambit Accepted (Part 2), the Queen's Gambit Declined (Part 4) andThe Slav Defence (Part 5). A few less popular options for Black are coveredIn Parts 1 and 3.
In the second book we shall deal with the openings in which Black Fianchettoes his dark-squared bishop. These are first and foremost the Gruenfeld and the King's Indian Defence.
In book three we shall analyse in detail the Nimzo-Indian Defenceand a few other defences not covered in our first two books.
This series has been written for players of all levels. The authorhopes that it will be useful for grandmasters as well as for amateur Players.'
About the author:
Alexei Kornev is an international grandmaster and coach. In 2001 he took the silver in the Russian Cup Final. He is also the winner of a number of international tournaments. His highest Elo so far was 2582. For many years, he has been senior coach of the junior chess school in the city of Vladimir. His students are often among the winners of the Russian junior championships for boys and girls.
ISBN13: 978 954 8782 93-7, Chess Stars