Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 volume one $49.95

by Boris Avrukh

Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.

Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.

Top GM Boris Avrukh charts a course towards an advantage with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to facing the best players in the world. In this book he presents an improved version of the repertoire that elevated him to the top 50, focussing on main lines with a kingside fianchetto.

1.d4 Volume One covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, particularly the Catalan, Queen’s Gambit Accepted, Semi-Slav, Slav, and other Queen’s Gambit lines.

· Critical lines explained by an expert
· Hundreds of novelties
· Busts many recommended lines
· A repertoire to last a lifetime

Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medallist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.


Table of Contents

Key to symbols used & Bibliography 6
Foreword by Grandmaster Boris Gelfand 7
Foreword by the Author 8
The Catalan 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3
1 4...dxc4 and 5...Bd7 13
2 4...dxc4 and 5...c6 25
3 4...dxc4 and 5...Bb4† 39
4 4...dxc4 and 5...Nbd7 51
5 4...dxc4 and 5...c5 63
6 4...dxc4, 5...a6 and 6...b5 87
7 4...dxc4 and 5...b5 99
8 4...dxc4, 5...a6 and 6...Nc6 111
9 4...dxc4 and 5...Nc6 129
10 4...Bb4† 5.Bd2 Be7 151
11 4...Be7, 5...0-0 and 6...Nbd7 185
12 4...Be7, 5...0-0 and 6...dxc4 203
The Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3
13 3...dxc4 247
14 3...Nf6 4.e3 g6 255
15 4...a6 267
16 Stonewall 281
17 4...Bg4 287
18 4...e6 Meran Style 297
19 4...Bf5 and 5...a6 307
20 4...Bf5 and 6...Be4 315
21 6...Bg4 and 6...Bg6 329
The Queen’s Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4
22 2...Bf5 343
23 2...c5 349
24 Albin Counter Gambit 355
25 Tarrasch Defence 369
26 Chigorin Defence 389
The Queen’s Gambit Accepted 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3
27 Minor lines 405
28 3...Nf6 4.Bxc4 e6 5.Nf3 a6 6.0-0 c5 7.Bb3 427
29 7...b5 437
Index of variations 450