Playing the Queen’s Gambit - $47.95

- A Grandmaster guide

By Grandmaster Lars Schandorff

 The power of the Queen’s 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. That is Lars Standoff’s attitude and so his choice is clear:

 5.Bg5 against the Semi-Slav

6.Ne5 versus the 5...Bf5 main line Slav

3.e4 against the Queen’s Gambit Accepted

The Exchange Variation versus the Queen’s Gambit Declined

5.c5 against the 4...a6-Slav

 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.

 Lars Schandorff is a grandmaster from Denmark who is renowned on the international circuit for the depth of his opening preparation.

ISBN: 978-1-906552-18-3