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This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
The Tarrasch is an ambitious defence to the Queen's Gambit. Black's concept is an aggressive one - he willingly accepts an isolated queen's pawn but in return seizes space in the centre and gains freedom of development for all his pieces.
In this book, International Master and Tarrasch expert Sam Collins takes an in-depth look at this popular opening and its many variations. Using illustrative games, Collins highlights the typical plans and tactics for both sides, presents repertoire options for Black and provides answers to all the key questions.
- Essential guidance and training in the Tarrasch Defence
- Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
- Includes repertoire options for Black
"... useful for a wide audience of players looking for a dependable and practical weapon to play against 1.d4 and other closed openings.", John Donaldson, Chess Today/jeremysilman.com.
" ...does a very fine job of explaining the ideas and plans behind the Tarrasch. For the average player this is gold.", John Donaldson, ChessToday.