Starting Out: The Queen's Indian

Starting Out: The Queen's Indian

by John Emms

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Overview

The Queen's Indian is one of Black's most dependable and respected defences to the queen's pawn opening. It's an established favorite amongst world-class Grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams, and Judit Polgar, not to mention Anatoly Karpov, who has been a loyal Queen's Indian supporter and theory developer for over three decades. Rather than classically occupying the central squares with pawns, Black adopts a hypermodern approach and endeavors to control this key area with pieces. This procedure leads to rich and varied positions that will appeal to players who like complex play. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and Queen's Indian expert John Emms goes back to basics, studying the essential principles of the Queen's Indian and its numerous variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips, and warnings to guide improving players, while key strategies, ideas, and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

Highlights include:
*User-friendly lay out to help readers absorb ideas
*Concentrates on the key principles of the Queen's Indian
*Ideal for improving players

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857443639
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: Starting Out - Everyman Chess Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John Emms is one of Britain's strongest Grandmasters and has represented England as player and captain in numerous team tournaments. He has many works to his name, including Sicilian Kan, Attacking with 1 e4, and Play the Najdorf: Scheveningen Style, while he is also a coauthor of the very popular openings encyclopedia Nunn's Chess Openings. He is resident in the United Kingdom.

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In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and Queen's Indian expert John Emms goes back to basics, studying the essential principles of the Queen's Indian and its numerous variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips and warnings to guide the improving player, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated. This book is an addition to Everyman's very popular Starting Out openings series.

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