This book presents the Triangle set-up, which arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3/Nf3 c6.
This move order avoids many unpleasant systems for White, notably the Catalan, the Exchange Slav and the Botvinnik Variation. It leads to sharp strategically unbalanced play and brings Black excellent practical results.Semko Semkov is a chess journalist and theoretician. He has co-authored the famous books The Modern English, The Most Flexible Sicilian, Attacking the English/Reti, Attacking the Flexible Sicilian and Understanding the Queen´s Gambit Accepted.
Bibliography 4Introduction 5 Chapter 1. The Noteboom System - Sidelines
Main Ideas 9 Step by Step 13 Annotated Games 26Chapter 2. The Noteboom System - Main Line
Main Ideas 33 Step by Step 40 Annotated Games 55Chapter 3. The Marshall Gambit
Main Ideas 71 Step by Step 77 Annotated Games 93Chapter 4. The Catalan Way
Main Ideas 101 Step by Step 106 Annotated Games 119Chapter 5. The Cunning 4.Nbd2
Main Ideas 129 Step by Step 132 Annotated Games 141Chapter 6. 4.Qc2
Main Ideas 151 Step by Step 153 Annotated Games 163Chapter 7. 4.Qb3
Main Ideas 169 Step by Step 171 Annotated Games 180Chapter 8. The Carlsbad Structure
Main Ideas 187 Step by Step 190 Annotated Games 196Chapter 9. 3.Nf3 c6 4.Bg5
Main Ideas 1201 Step by Step 202 Annotated Games 205Chapter 10. Fighting the Reti and the KI Attack
Step by Step 207 Annotated Games 211
Index of Variations 213