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The occupation of the centre with 1.d4 is, with 1.e4, one of the most popular ways to start a game. If Black meets the move of the queen’s pawn with the symmetrical 1...d5, we have after 2.c4 the Queen’s Gambit. In most cases, Black will now support the pawn on d5, which gives him a share of the centre: either with 2...e6 – the Queen’s Gambit Declined – or 2...c6 – the Slav Defence. A third and very different possibility is 2...dxc4, the Queen’s Gambit Accepted.
A sharp Slav Vol.2
1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 dxc4. Without a White Knight on c3 the positon becomes radically different to the earlier line, but the idea of disruption is still the key to understanding Black's play.
por Andrew Martin
A sharp Slav Vol.1
1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nc3 dxc4! In this precise position 3...dxc4 is disruptive. Black plans ...b7-b5 and often...b5-b4 hitting the Knight on c3.
por Andrew Martin
The Tarrasch Defence
Are you looking for an active defence against 1.d4? Look no further! The Tarrasch Defence (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5) is one of Black’s most ambitious ways to meet 1.d4.
por Erwin l'Ami
Meeting the Gambits Vol.2 - Gambits after 1.d4
When facing gambits the most important thing is not to panic, a feeling usually induced by lack of knowledge. Keep calm, learn the antidotes and face the aggression with renewed confidence.
Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen's Gambit
Simple y potente cambio en d5 para luchar contra la defensa Eslava y el Gambito de Dama. Aprenda de forma sencilla y práctica como se fija la estructura de peones y se juega con piezas.
por Simon Williams
The Triangle Setup - A complete defense against 1.d4
El GM polaco presenta un repertorio basado en la Noteboom y el Muro de Piedra, especialmente adecuado para jugadores jóvenes y con aspiraciones, debido a la amplia variedad de posiciones interesantes para ampliar la comprensión estratégica y táctica.
Queen's Gambit Declined
Del diálogo entre maestro y aficionado sale la comprensión y explicación del Gabito de Dama Rehusado al alcance de todos. La apertura de los campeones del mundo diseccionada al alcance de todos.