Volume 1: The Complete Queen's Gambit
As his main opening weapon for White's repertoire, Alexei Kornev has chosen the closed openings arising after 1.d2-d4, in which an understanding of chess and a knowledge of the typical resources in the middlegame and the endgame are often much more important than a detailed knowledge of a large number of variations. He has analysed the most straightforward possibilities for White, generally based on the development of the knight to c3 and the fastest possible occupation of the centre with pawns.
Unfortunately it is impossible to cover all the possible theory after 1.d2-d4 for White within a single book, so the author plans to publish two further volumes.
This first volume is devoted to the move 1...d7-d5 for Black. Kornev believes that the most challenging defences for White to face are the Queen's Gambit Accepted (Part 2), the Queen's Gambit Declined (Part 4) and the Slav Defence (Part 5). A few less popular options for Black are covered in Parts 1 and 3.
Volume 2 will deal with the openings in which Black fianchettoes his dark-squared bishop. These are first and foremost the Grunfeld and the King's Indian Defence.
Volume 3 will analyse, in detail, the Nimzo-Indian Defence and a few other defences not covered in the first two volumes.
Published 2013, softback, 304 pages.View sample pages (pdf)