Finding a suitable defence to 1 d4 isn't an easy task, especially if you don't have endless time available to study all the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's imperative to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
The orthodox defence to the queen''s gambit i s a resilient system for black, and a solid favourite of man y world champions. Presenting the first major work on the su bject, this book explains the flexible and powerful move, 5 Bf4. '
the Bg5 lines of the Queen's Gambit Declined include some of the most popular and important opening systems at all levels of play. Here, for the first time in many years, a strong and experienced grandmaster covers all lines of this opening in objective fashion.
Taylor’s repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White’s most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian. He focuses on the classical Be2 lines, which were popularized by the success of former World Champion and chess legend Anatoly Karpov.