Although the Queen's gambit was first mentioned by Polerio at the end of the 16th century, the accepted form of the gambit is essentially a 20th century concept. Black surrenders the centre in order to develop his pieces quickly and aims to strike back with the freeing moves...c5 or ...e5 at a later stage. Such great players as Smyslov, Bronstein and Flohr have been regular exponents of this defence and it has a justly reliable reputation. With the great volume of theory in the main lines of the Queen's Gambit, this work provides an early alternative for Black which does not require reams of analysis. The system can be understood quickly and should prove a sound and reliable weapon for the club and tournament player. Eduard Gufeld is a Grandmaster and author of "The Sicilian Defence" and "Exploiting Small Advantages".
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Book Description Collier Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0020207603