♥ Book Title : The Queen's Gambit Declined
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the central pillars of chess opening theory. Virtually every world champion has played the opening with both the white and black pieces and it is a great favorite at all levels in chess. The reason for its enduring popularity is that it is rich in the classic strategic themes. Either side can end up with an isolated d-pawn, White can pursue a queenside initiative while Black counters on the other wing or White can attempt to build a powerful centre that Black hopes to undermine. The Move by Move series provides an ideal format for the keen chessplayer to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions - a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study chess while providing the best possible chance to retain what has been learnt. -Everything you need to know about the Queen's Gambit Declined . -The Q and A approach emphasizes plans and strategies. -Written by an expert on the opening."Article| Nigel Davies| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Playing 1.d4: The Queen's Gambit
☯ Full Synopsis : "This is an update of Schandorff's 2009 book, Playing the Queen's Gambit. The power of the Queens Gambit is beyond question, even though it allows some serious defences -- the Slav and Semi-Slav are favoured by the elite, Kasparov was playing the Queen's Gambit Accepted until he retired, and the Queen's Gambit Declined has been trusted for a century. The principled way for White to build a repertoire after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 is to play the critical main lines. Take as much space as possible -- no compromises. The Tarrasch, Chigorin, Albin and all minor lines are also met with the same vigour -- this is a complete White repertoire after 1.d4 d5 2.c4."Article| Lars Schandorff| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Queen's Gambit
☯ Full Synopsis : "“What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen’s Gambit” (Playboy). When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she’s placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers she is a prodigy. Though penniless, she is desperate to learn more—and steals a chess magazine and enough money to enter a tournament. Beth also steals some of her foster mother’s tranquilizers to which she is becoming addicted. At thirteen, Beth wins the chess tournament. By the age of sixteen she is competing in the US Open Championship and, like Fast Eddie in The Hustler, she hates to lose. By eighteen she is the US champion—and Russia awaits . . . Fast-paced and elegantly written, The Queen’s Gambit is a thriller masquerading as a chess novel—one that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. “The Queen’s Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years—for the pure pleasure and skill of it.” —Michael Ondaatje"Article| Walter Tevis| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Queen's Gambit
☯ Full Synopsis : "When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war—again—Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict. But staying neutral in a galactic war doesn’t pay the bills, not when both sides refuse to trade with neutral sectors.. With her people on the brink of starvation, Samara hatches a daring plan to snatch the kidnapped Kos Emperor from the Quint mercenaries holding him. The Kos Empire will pay a fortune for their emperor’s return, enough to feed the Coalition’s citizens while they wait for the return to a begrudging peace. But when her plan goes sideways, Samara finds herself evading Quint mercenaries with the very man she intends to capture. And the more time she spends with Valentin Kos, the more she realizes that he’s not the coldly indifferent villain she imagined. Torn between duty and desire, Samara must decide if saving her people is worth giving up the one thing she’s always wanted."Article| Jessie Mihalik| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Chess Explained: the Queen's Gambit Declined
☯ Full Synopsis : "Chess Explained books are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have. The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the most important and popular of chess openings. While an immensely solid and classical choice for Black, it has remained highly topical for more than a century. Both sides have ways to create imbalance and test their opponent's skills and knowledge in a full-blooded struggle. Most of the World Champions have taken both sides of the QGD, with Spassky and Karpov especially notable defenders of Black's cause. In addition to the traditional main lines with Bg5, White has at his disposal the Exchange Variation, and the Bf4 system, both of which can be handled in highly aggressive style if he wishes. Rizzitano covers all these lines and a plethora of other important lines, focusing on the fundamental ideas on which they are based."Article| James Rizzitano| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Playing the Queen's Gambit
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Queen's Gambit, 1.d4 d5 2.c4, is one of the most popular chess openings. Black has many possible replies leading to a huge range of positions, so White requires expert guidance. Grandmaster Lars Schandorff is the ideal guide to reveal the intricacies of these critical chess openings. Schandorff is a successful tournament player who uses the lines he is recommending in international competition. Schandorff recommends and explains a complete repertoire for White after 1.d4 d5 2.c4. The lines covered include the Queen's Gambit Declined and Accepted, the Slav and Semi-Slav, the Chigorin, Albin, and all minor lines."Article| Lars Schandorff| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Queen's Gambit Declined
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this book Grandmaster Sadler explains the ideas behind the Queen's Gambit Declined, one of Black's most dependable replies to the queen's pawn. He discusses all of the major variations in popular practice, explaining the key plans and ideas and highlighting important recent developments. Written by Grandmaster Matthew Sadler, one of the world's top young players, this book offers a full explanation of both the latest theory and important thematic ideas and covers the ever-popular Queen's Gambit Declined. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 176, pages, b&w illustrations)"Article| Matthew Sadler| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Declining the Queen's Gambit
☯ Full Synopsis : "John Cox presents a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular Queen s Gambit Declined. He covers the sophisticated Tartakower Variation, the easy-to-learn Lasker Variation and how to play against White s other options.""Article| John Cox| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Modernized Nimzo-Queen's Gambit Declined Systems
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Nimzo-Indian and Queen's Gambit Declined are amongst black's soundest and most universal answers to 1.d4. In his trademark style, Milos investigates the most positional ways to proceed after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6. He analyses all the critical lines whilst also taking a close look at all the sidelines and gives Black many new possibilities to spice up the game. We are convinced that this book will bring you inspirational games and results."Article| Milos Pavlovic| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Play the Queen's Gambit
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♥ Book Title : The Double Queen's Gambit
☯ Full Synopsis : "Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete chess opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4. After replying with 1…d5, the former Russian Chess Champion advises you to take up the Double Queen’s Gambit and play 2…c5! against both 2. c4 and 2. Nf3. In The Double Queen’s Gambit Black’s attitude is as active and ambitious as that of White in the Queen’s Gambit. This ambition may seem premature at first sight, but many strong grandmasters have already successfully played this system. After thoroughly investigating and analysing this opening, Bezgodov has gained a lot of experience in practical grandmaster play. The system not only turned out to be playable but 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. The fresh ideas and the clear explanations in The Double Queen’s Gambit may change your view on modern chess opening theory. Bezgodov provides dozens of exercises to test your understanding of his system."Article| Alexey Bezgodov| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Starting Out
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. Neil McDonald goes back to the basics of the Queen's Gambit Declined, introducing the key moves and ideas, and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them ? something that is often neglected or taken for granted in other texts."Article| Neil McDonald| Statement ..."