In this book, Bryan Paulsen examines key lines in the Semi-Slav complex (1.d4,d5; 2.c4,c6; 3.Nc3,Nf6; 4.Nf3,e6; 5.Bg5), which is hotly contested at both world championship and club level. Paulsen's coverage includes the fascinating Botvinnik Variation, the solid Moscow Variation, the razor-sharp Anti-Moscow Gambit, the popular Cambridge Springs Defence and the Queen's Gambit Declined Hybrid System. Paulsen studies the most theoretically important and instructive games in recent years, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides.
With 50 key games and new ideas and critical analysis this book provides you with essential knowledge of an important opening, whether playing White or Black.
Chess Developments is a series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends - concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas. It offers players of all levels the opportunity to keep up-to-date with current opening theory whilst also expanding and improving their repertoires.
Bryan Paulsen is a National Master in the US. He has 10 years of experience coaching scholastic players and adults alike. He has also worked as an openings analyst for titled players.
Published 2013, softback, 192 pages.View sample pages (pdf)