Unusual Queen's Gambit Declined

Book Description

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 be deadly against an unprepared White player. The final variation (1 d4 d5 2 c4 Bf5) is an interesting way to try to sovle 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 coverage of all recent developments

About Ward, Chris

Grandmaster Chris Ward is a leading member of the younger generation of English grandmasters. He is a former British champion and a highly successful chess coach. His previous books for Everyman Chess include Improve Your Opening Play, The Genius of Paul Morphy and It¿s Your Move.