Viktor MoskalenkoAmbitious Ideas and Powerful WeaponsSample pages (pdf)
Viktor Moskalenko is one of the leading chess instructors of our time. Not only has he coached Masters and Grandmasters, including Ukrainian star Vassily Ivanchuk, he has also taught hundreds of classes for amateurs and his best-selling books have inspired thousands of ambitious club players all over the world.
Moskalenko's previous and highly popular chess opening books were mainly written for the Black pieces. Now he presents an extremely powerful set of lines for White. The guiding principle of his 1.d4, 2.c4 repertoire is: be bold and put pressure on your opponent as early as possible! For example, against the King's Indian Defence he advocates the Four Pawns Attack and against the Modern Benoni, the Taimanov Attack.
Moskalenko does not shower you with long computer-generated variations, but has a keen eye for the essence of positions. His talent to find new resources in well-known lines results in a host of novelties, daring recommendations and cunning tricks. Throughout the book tricks, weapons, plans and performance statistics for each system are highlighted.
When you play his lines and follow his recommendations you will frequently surprise your opponent and build up positions full of swing. Studying "An Attacking Repertoire for White with 1.d4" is a delight because this is a typical Moskalenko book: practical, accessible, original, entertaining and inspiring.
Published 2019, softback, 368 pages.