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Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 volume 1 by B. Avrukh


Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 Volume One

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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