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Queen's Gambit Declined

Queen's Gambit Declined

Ref: p4256

Product type: Printed book

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Matthew Sadler

Winner of British Chess Federation Book of the Year award in 2000

A survey via 112 complete, annotated games of the ideas behind the Queen's Gambit Declined. Part one covers the Lasker, Orthodox and Tartakower variations, part two examines the exchange variation and part three analyses 5.Bf4 and various Bxf6 systems.

A key feature of this book is the question and answer format htat pops-up at various points along the way. Sadler imagines typical reader's questions and answers them in a way which explains many of the QGD's positional themes. The book is written from Black's point-of-view but does not confines itself to a narrow repertoire. An excellent monograph offering both readability and thorough analysis.

Matthew Sadler is one of the UK's strongest ever players. He became a Grandmaster at 19, won the British Championship twice and, amongst other amazing achievements, made a gold medal winning score of 10½/13 on board four for England in the 1996 chess Olympiad. After the category 18 Tilburg tournament of 1998 Matthew decided to stop being a professional chess player. However, he re-emerged in 2010 to play a rapidplay tournament in Wageningen, Holland which he promptly won with 7/7. In 2011 he played in strong international events at Barcelona and Oslo and won them with the Fischer-like scores of 8½/10 and 8/9 respectively. After over a decade away from the game, these results are simply astounding. As well as being an exceptional player, Matthew is also a fine writer who conveys his ideas with ease.

Published 2000, softback, 176 pages.

Price:14.99


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