The Zukertort System: A Guide for White and Black
Foreword by Artur Yusupov
by Grigory Bogdanovich
Publisher: Mongoose Press, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
Back to the future! Far from a dusty relic once played by great masters such as Rubinstein, Pillsbury, and Bogolyubov, the
Zukertort System now enjoys new life.
Modern world-class players such as Artur Yusupov, Teimour Radjabov, and Lázaro Bruzón have come to appreciate the
Zukertort’s rich potential and play it with confidence against
strong opposition. The Zukertort System is a fully viable,
dynamic 21st-century opening.
Often considered a variation of the better-known Colle System, the Zukertort stands proudly on its own, offering White chances to launch a sharp kingside attack or to work up a slow squeeze on the queenside.
In this monograph by Zukertort practitioner IM Grigory Bogdanovich, players of the white pieces will discover how to build on
the assets of their position, while players of Black will learn
how to defend their territory.
All along, the reader is treated to a positional manual on
fundamental themes such as hanging pawns, the isolated
queen’s pawn, and sacrifices to open lines for attack.
Zukertort System expert Grigory Bogdanovich is an International Master and professional chess coach from Russia, based in
Germany. He is the author of Play 2…Nf6! in the Sicilian.