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Description - The Queen's Gambit Declined by James Rizzitano

The "Queen's Gambit Declined" is one of the most important and popular of chess openings. While an immensely solid and classical choice for Black, it has remained highly topical for more than a century. Both sides have ways to create imbalance and test their opponent's skills and knowledge in a full-blooded struggle. Most of the World Champions have taken both sides of the QGD, with Spassky and Karpov especially notable defenders of Black's cause. In addition to the traditional main lines with Bg5, White has at his disposal the Exchange Variation, and the Bf4 system, both of which can be handled in highly aggressive style if he wishes. Rizzitano covers all these lines and a plethora of other important lines, focusing on the fundamental ideas on which they are based.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904600800
ISBN-10: 1904600808
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Gambit Publications Ltd
Publisher: Gambit Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Rizzitano

James Rizzitano is a strong international master who dominated chess in the New England region during a 14-year period from 1976 to 1989 - he won 157 out of 336 events in which he competed. His career highlights include victories over Alburt, Benjamin, Benko, Christiansen, Dlugy, I.Gurevich, and Wolff. Rizzitano has recently made a return to competitive chess, and has already written three successful books for Gambit.

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