An opening idea that will knock many White players off their feet!
Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4, starting with the cheeky move 2…c5! against both 2.c4 and 2.Nf3.
In this opening, the Double Queen´s Gambit, Black´s approach is as active and ambitious as White´s is in the Queen´s Gambit.
After thoroughly analysing and investigating, Bezgodov has put the opening to the test in practical grandmaster play. It not only turned out to be playable - it also brought him success, and not just because of its surprise value.
Bezgodov´s conclusion is that there is no clear and compelling way for White to reach an advantage against 2...c5. In The Double Queen´s Gambit he provides dozens of exercises to test your understanding of this surprising chess.