Bezgodov: The Double Queen’s Gambit
An opening idea that will knock many White players off their feet!
Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4, starting with the cheeky move 2…c5! against both 2.c4 and 2.Nf3.
In this opening, the Double Queen’s Gambit, Black’s approach is as active and ambitious as White’s is in the Queen’s Gambit.
After thoroughly analysing and investigating, Bezgodov has put the opening to the test in practical grandmaster play. It not only turned out to be playable – it also brought him success, and not just because of its surprise value.
Bezgodov’s conclusion is that there is no clear and compelling way for White to reach an advantage against 2...c5. In The Double Queen’s Gambit he provides dozens of exercises to test your understanding of this surprising chess opening system.
Grandmaster Alexey Bezgodov (1969) was Russian Champion in 1993 and came shared first in the 1999 Ukrainian Championship. He is the author of \''The Extreme Caro-Kann\'' and \''The Liberated Bishop’s Defence\'', two highly original chess opening books.
Explanation of Symbols
Part I - White avoids the main variations 11
Chapter 1: White accepts the gambit
Chapter 2: The white bishop comes out
Chapter 3: Transposing into the Alapin Variation of the Sicilian
Chapter 4: Transposition into the Exchange Variation of the Slav Defence
Chapter 5: Transposition into the Panov Attack
Part II - Who is tricking whom? 3.Nf3
Chapter 6: The rare symmetrical endgame
Chapter 7: The mysterious black queen check
Chapter 8: The centralised knights system
Part III - The queenless DQG: 3.Nf3 cxd4 4.cxd5 Nf6 5.Qxd4 Qxd5 6.Nc3 Qxd4 7.Nxd4
Chapter 9: 7...a6 - Taking control of the square b5
Chapter 10: 7 ... Bd7 - The bishop-retention system
Chapter 11: 7...e5 - The move of the future?
Part IV - The Gorbatov Gambit and the imaginary Semi-Tarrasch: 3.Nc3
Chapter 12: A fascinating gambit
Chapter 13: The classical 3...Nf6
Part V - The Deferred Capture Variation: 3.cxd5 Nf6
Chapter 14: White takes on c5
Chapter 15: The strong 4.e4
Chapter 16: An Attempt at Revival
Part VI - The main variation: 3.cxd5 Qxd5
Chapter 17: Early divergences
Chapter 18: The Queen Retreats 5...Qd7/5...Qd8
Chapter 19: Minor white moves after 6...Nf6
Chapter 20: The fianchetto 7.g3
Part VII - Retro-Training
Index of Variations
Index of Games
Figurine Notation, 288 Seiten, 2015, kartoniert, englisch