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I'm thinking to buy this book to get a good d4 repertoire, do you know if it's a good book? or there are another better nowadays, I'm looking for a solid repertoire maybe like Gelfand play xD!
Published 10-28-03 "an excellent and practical opening guide" The 3 amazon reviews speak rather well of it. I say go for it but shop around for the best value. Best of luck to ye.
now i'm in doubt if take it or the Kaufman repertoire for white which looks good too
Play 1.d4 definitely angles it more towards slow, positional lines. Totally sidesteps the Semi-Slav, for example. And is almost the only d4 repertoire book in existence that doesn't settle for the exchange QGD.
Best thing about it, though, is if you can get your hands on an inexpensive copy, you can probably resell it later for a boatload. It's gotten hard to find.
Kaufman's book was actually kind of a disappointment. I really liked his original, that focused on "second best" e4 lines. The new one just kind of goes mainstream.
Consider Vol 2 of the four volume set Chess Opening Essentials by Stefan Djuric et al published recently by New in Chess . Vol 2 contains 1 d4 d5 openings including Dutch, Veresov, Trompowsky, Colle System, Torre Attack, London System, Queen's Gambits ( including Slav, Accepted, Declined & Tarrasch ), Ragozin, semi-Tarrish and semi-Slav including Marshall, Noteboom, Meran, anti-Meran, Botvinnik System & Cambridge Springs.
Its in "double algebreic" notation, ie 1 d2-d4 .
Vol 3 is Indian Defenses including Benko, Modern Benoni, Catalan, Queen's Indian, Nimzo-Indian, Grunfeld Indian & King's Indian.
I do not own them but have read parts in the book store and what I've read seems excellent.
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