Alexander Cherniaev & Eduard ProkuronovView sample pages (pdf)
The traditional Old Indian Defence begins 1.d4,Nf6; 2.c4,d6; 3.Nc3 Nbd7; and Black aims to play the move 4..e5; at the cost of a somewhat cramped position. In this new interpretation of the Old Indian, Russian Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev recommends that Black plays 3..e5; immediately, thus leaving the b8 knight ready to take up a more attacking position. In this repertoire book for Black Cherniaev looks at some new ideas after both 4.Nf3 and White's alternative 4th moves. He also shows how to handle the Black pieces after 3.Nf3. To complete the repertoire part 2 of the book considers set-ups for White, without c2-c4, and also White's alternatives on move 2 such as 2.Nc3 and 2.Bg5.
Coverage is via 32 complete, annotated games with explanation of ideas and analysis of various lines of play at both sides' disposal.
Alexander Cherniaev is a Russian Grandmaster, journalist and author. He is an experienced player and has enjoyed numerous tournament successes, including winning the silver medal at the Moscow Championship and competing in the prestigious Hastings Premier Tournament. Eduard Prokuronov is a FIDE Master and a many-time Champion of the Arkhangelsk region of Russia.
Published 2011, softback, 160 pages.