Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 Volume One
by Boris Avrukh
Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
Top GM Boris Avrukh charts a course towards an advantage with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to facing the best players in the world. In this book he presents an improved version of the repertoire that elevated him to the top 50, focussing on main lines with a kingside fianchetto.
1.d4 Volume One covers the openings after 1.d4 d5 2.c4, particularly the Catalan, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Semi-Slav, Slav, and other Queen's Gambit lines.
Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medallist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.
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ISBN: 9781906552053 - 456 pages - Published 22 November 2008
"The high-quality Grandmaster Repertoire series has taken this format to a completely different level. The recently published Volume Two of Avrukh’s “1.d4” concludes the work begun in style in his frst book."
GM Michael Adams, The Telegraph
"Avrukh’s book is simple called '1.d4' and gives a complete opening repertoire for White, but it is especially the chapters on the Catalan which has been universally recognised. 'It’s in Avrukh' has become a standard comment for those trying to understand this opening."
GM Simen Agdestein, Verdens Gang
"I think that Avrukh's book is one of the best opening books of the year, maybe even the best one if you're an advanced player (say, 2200 or above).... If you're going to get this book, be ready for long hours of difficult study; but if you can handle the challenge, you'll definitely be rewarded with greater chess understanding. In conclusion, whether or not it's appropriate for the majority of players, this is a brilliant contribution to the literature."
"As I continue to look over the book, I keep finding one cool line after another....I could continue quoting lines like this forever, but suffice it to say that I love this book...GRANDMASTER REPERTOIRE 1.d4 Volume One will prove useful for players 1900 right up to grandmaster. Another triumph for Quality Chess."
"the book is an absolute must on any 1.d4 d5 player's shopping list... The effect of seeing so many innovative ideas backed up with logical explanations is breathtaking. There is a feeling of power in one's hands to know that just by studying this book one can create problems for opponents of any strength... A benchmark for future authors to follow, this book represents nothing short of a technological advance in chess opening theory."
"...this book is really rather special and, I would say, brings opening literature to a new level...Highly Recommended - 5 stars."
"Highly recommended. I give [it] my strongest recommendation."
My first book - blog post by GM Avrukh on avrukhboris.wordpress.com
GM Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 volume one - discussion at chesspub.com
Boris Avrukh - Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Avrukh
Chessgames.com - the chess games of Boris Avrukh