Jacob Aagaard & Nikolaos NtirlisSample pages (pdf)
The Tarrasch Defence to the Queen's Gambit (1.d4,d5; 2.c4,e6; 3.Nc3,c5) is an immediate attempt by Black to free his game and challenge White's centre. It leads to sharp play with Black's isolated queen's pawn being a potential strength or weakness. It has been championed by attacking players such as Garry Kasparov and Boris Spassky.
This book offers an up-to-date analysis of the opening in twenty chapters, beginning with the main Rubinstein setup where White plays g3 and examining alternative systems in later chapters.The authors draw on earlier works, modern praxis and their own analysis to produce a comprehensive coverage of the Tarrasch Defence. Each chapter has it's own index and conclusions making it easy to follow the book and to find key lines of play quickly.
Jacob Aagaard is a leading author and has written several highly recommended coaching books. He became a Grandmaster and won the British Chess Championship in 2007. Nikolaos Ntirlis is a computer specialist and successful trainer from Greece.
Published 2011, softback, 347 pages.
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