This book examines the Queen's Gambit Declined (1.d4,d5; 2.c4,e6;), explaining the typical strategies and tactics adopted by both sides through the medium of 25 high level, annotated games. In eight chapters the author explains how to play the Alatortsev Variation, Tarrasch Defence, Exchange & Blackburne (Bf4) Variations, Ragozin Defence, Vienna Variation, Semi-Tarrasch Defence, Cambridge Springs, Lasker Defence, Tartakower System and the Classical Variation.
Each chapter consists of an overview of the variation in question, a description of the theme of the following games and, finally, the key games themselves with explanations and analysis.
James Rizzitano is an American International Master who has claimed several Grandmaster scalps and has recently returned to competitive chess.
Published 2007, softback, 127 pages.Sample pages (pdf)