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Play the Queens Gambit

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Few would disagree that the Queen's Gambit is one of the most important openings in chess. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all the strongest Grandmasters: Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov, Vishy Anand - the list goes on and on! From the very beginning White develops actively, takes the initiative and strives to dominate the centre. Most agree that the Queen's Gambit is White's best chance for an opening advantage after 1 ...
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Overview

Few would disagree that the Queen's Gambit is one of the most important openings in chess. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all the strongest Grandmasters: Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov, Vishy Anand - the list goes on and on! From the very beginning White develops actively, takes the initiative and strives to dominate the centre. Most agree that the Queen's Gambit is White's best chance for an opening advantage after 1 d4 d5.

Despite its many advantages, some prospective Queen's Gambit players are put by the possibility of having to learn a labyrinth of different variations. In Play the Queen's Gambit Chris Ward solves this problem by presenting the reader with a concise and workable repertoire, offering a solution against each of Black's possible defences, whether it's a critical major variation or a tricky sideline. Ward examines the tactical and strategic motifs for both players and arms the reader with enough information and self-assurance to begin playing the Queen's Gambit in his or her own games.

*Explains an opening favoured by the world's elite
*Written by a renowned Queen's Gambit expert
*Covers all of Black's defences
*Ideal for club and tournament players

Chris Ward is a Grandmaster and a former British Champion. He is also a highly successful coach and a popular author thanks to his attractive and humorous style. His earlier works for Everyman Chess include Unusual Queen's Gambit Declined and the best-selling Improve Your Opening Play.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857444117
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 977,157
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Ward is a Grandmaster and a former British Champion. He is also a highly successful coach and a popular author thanks to his attractive and humorous style. His earlier works for Everyman Chess include Unusual Queen's Gambit Declined and the best-selling Improve Your Opening Play.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Not for beginners!

    Goes into detail to White's response to the variations available to Black, including the Slav and Semi-Slav defense, but does not offer much insight into the general theory and strategy of each one. The author is content to list multiple moves. He does provide a list of actual games which give good examples of White's play for each variation.

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