In the unusual Queen´s Gambit, grandmaster Chris Ward covers three offbeat but nevertheless important defences to this ancient opening.
The Chigorin Defence (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6) creates dynamic imbalance in the position. White often ends up with a big centre but Black´s active pieces can create havoc.
The Albin Counter Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5) is a tricky tactical line which can bedeadly aginst an unprepared White player.
The final variation (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5) is an interesting way to try to solve immediately the age old problem of how to develop the queen´s bishop in the Queen´s Gambit Declined.
- Provides detailed coverage of unusual but dangerous counters to the Queen´s Gambit
- Full assessment of all recent developments
- An ideal introduction to these systems for players of all strengths.