Meeting 1d4 and 1e4 - Aagaard, Lund & Raetsky



Meeting 1d4 and 1e4 - Aagaard, Lund & Raetsky - Jacob Aagaard, Esben Lund & Alexander Raetsky

Brought together for the first time in one volume, Meeting 1d4 by Jacob Aagaard & Esben Lund and Meeting 1e4 by Alecander Raetsky.

Meeting 1 d4
Jacob Aagaard and Esben Lund provide an all-in-one solution to the popular opening move 1 d4 and other white systems that do not involve 1 e4. The lines suggested are based around the Tarrasch Defence (1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 c5). They are easy to learn and fun to play whilst also promising the black player  dynamic counterplay. This book is especially useful for players who have neither the time nor inclination to learn reams of the latest opening theory. Throughout this work, the authors delve into the strategies, ideas and tactics for Black, while also showing the possible traps and pitfalls.

Jacob Aagaard is a strong International Master from Denmark who has carved out a deserved reputation as a diligent and outspoken chess author. His earlier opening works, such as Dutch Stonewall, have been widely admired for the clarity of their approach.

Esben Lund is a young Danish international who is well respected as an opening theorist.


Meeting 1 e4
Russian International Master Alexander Raetsky draws upon his wealth of experience gained playing on the tough international tournament circuit to supply you with a complete repertoire for Black against 1 e4, based on the ever-reliable Sicilian Defence. Lines suggested are dependable and promise Black dynamic counterplay.
  The Variations are also easy to learn: this book is especially useful for players who have neither the time nor imclination to learn reams and reams of the latest opening theory.

Alexander Raetsky is a Russian International Master and an experienced competitor on the tournament circuit. He's also a skilled writer and has been a frequent contributor to the famous Russian magazine 64 and the internationally renowned publication New In Chess.

ISBN: 9781781944509, 320 pages, paperback, Everyman Chess

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