By James Rizzitano

“If you’re searching for a very good repertoire booklet that can assist you face 1 d4, I can’t examine a greater one - hugely recommended.” - S. Evan Kreider,

Rizzitano, writer of figuring out Your Chess, provides an entire repertoire for Black opposed to 1 d4, in response to the Queen’s Gambit accredited (QGA). The QGA is an exceptionally renowned commencing among gamers of all degrees, because it offers Black unfastened improvement and counterpunching strength, particularly if White takes up the problem and attempts to establish a vast pawn centre. The QGA’s soundness is proven through the variety of top-class grandmasters who've used it in serious video games - it used to be a key consider Short’s victory over Karpov, and has even been utilized by Garry Kasparov at world-championship point. Rizzitano has selected to suggest responsible major traces of the QGA, and all through emphasizes how Black can create profitable probabilities and White’s standard how you can get it wrong. The repertoire is done by way of a suite of guns opposed to White’s choices to providing the Queen’s Gambit, starting from the stolid Colle to the unusual Hodgson assault and the reckless Blackmar-Diemer.

“‘How to overcome 1 d4’ merits to discover a large viewers from membership avid gamers searching for a simple lifetime solution to at least one d4 to titled avid gamers trying to choose up a brand new security. hugely Recommended.” - John Donaldson, united states workforce Captain

James Rizzitano is a sturdy foreign grasp who ruled chess within the New England zone in the course of a 14-year interval from 1976 to 1989 - he gained 157 out of 336 occasions within which he competed. His occupation highlights contain victories over Alburt, Benjamin, Benko, Christiansen, Dlugy, I.Gurevich and Wolff, and fascinating attracts with de Firmian, Larsen, Speelman, and the mythical former global champion Tal. Rizzitano has lately made a go back to aggressive chess.

“This repertoire relies on stable major line openings, that are performed on the maximum point with out being overly advanced for membership avid gamers. hugely Recommended.” - Paul Dunn, Australian Chess

“Rizzitano, a robust American IM with super functional enjoying power, has used this starting successfully for a few years and has well-known the truth that the QGA is underrated and under-analysed in comparison to many openings. He concentrates on attempted and proven accountable major strains and gives a few new principles and unique research. during the e-book he emphasizes how Black can create profitable percentages and highlights the common ways that White can get it wrong. The repertoire is done by means of a suite of guns opposed to White’s choices to taking part in 2 c4. nice stuff.” - John Anderson, BCCA magazine

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