The Queen?s Gambit Declined is one of the most popular and fundamental chess openings of all time and it has been the battleground for countless world-class encounters throughout the history of chess.
With his first two moves, Black creates a super-strong foothold in the centre, one that is incredibly difficult to break down.
In this book, John Shaw revisits the basic principles behind the Nimzo-Indian and its many variations.
Throughout this easy-to-read guide the reader is aided by a wealth of notes, tips and warnings from the author, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.
- The Queen's Gambit Declined
- The Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation
- The Tarrasch Defence
- The Semi-Slav Defence
- The "Triangle" Move Order
- The Slav Defence
- The Queen's Gambit Accepted
- The Chigorin Defence