Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 Volume One - by Boris Avrukh
Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
Top GM Boris Avrukh charts a course towards an advantage with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to facing the best players in the world. In this book he presents an improved version of the repertoire that elevated him to the top 50, focussing on main lines with a kingside fianchetto.
1.d4 Volume One covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, particularly the Catalan, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Semi-Slav, Slav, and other Queen's Gambit lines.
* Critical lines explained by an expert
* Hundreds of novelties
* Busts many recommended lines
* A repertoire to last a lifetime
Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medallist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.
Table of Contents
* Key to symbols used & Bibliography
* Foreword by Grandmaster Boris Gelfand
* Foreword by the Author
* The Catalan 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3
* The Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3
* The Queen's Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4
* The Queen's Gambit Accepted 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3
* Index of variations
You can visit Boris's blog. There he has blogged about Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 Volume One.
ISBN: 9781906552053 - 456 pages - Published 22 November 2008
“the book is an absolute must on any 1.d4 d5 player's shopping list... The effect of seeing so many innovative ideas backed up with logical explanations is breathtaking. There is a feeling of power in one's hands to know that just by studying this book one can create problems for opponents of any strength... A benchmark for future authors to follow, this book represents nothing short of a technological advance in chess opening theory.” GM Glenn Flear, New in Chess