An opening idea that will knock many White players off their feet!
Former Russian Chess ChampionAlexey Bezgodovprovides a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4, starting with the cheeky move 2…c5! against both 2.c4 and 2.Nf3.
In thisopening, 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.
GrandmasterAlexey 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.
Heinz Däubler, Neuer Tag Weiden Newspaper:
"Very usefull for chess friends whose repertoire isnot yet fully fixed, because they cansave a lot of time by skippingbig systems such asthe Queen's Gambit, the Slav and the Catalan."
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