Valerie BronznikView sample pages (pdf)
The Chigorin Defence (1.d4,d5; 2.c4,Nc6;) has gained respectability thanks to the efforts of modern Grandmasters such as Morozevich, Miladinovic and others. It is a sharp, aggressive system, suited to counter-attacking players not afraid to take a few risks with Black.
The original, German edition of this book, published in 2001, won wide acclaim and Ukranian I.M. Valerie Bronznik has updated his work for this new, English, edition. In sixteen chapters and with the aid of 115 annotated games he analyses all possible continuations, explaining the strategic ideas as well as offering his opinions on Black's options.
The author is a respected theoretician and author of the best-selling Colle-Koltanowski System.
What the critics say:
"The contents are first-class and the author has put a tremendous amount of work into the book. Material is drawn from nearly all possible sources and the author has added an abundance of original analysis, improvements, and suggestions of his own." (Carsten Hansen)
"It will not only become the Chigorin Defence bible for many years to come, but it establishes the Chigorin as a sound defense deserving respect." (John Watson)
Published 2005, hardback, 335 pages.