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Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4

1.d4 Volume 1
by Boris Avrukh

Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4
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Publisher: Quality Chess, 2008
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN : 978-1-906552-05-3
Pages: 458
Language: English

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.


· Critical lines explained by an expert

· Hundreds of novelties

· Busts many recommended lines

· A repertoire to last a lifetime


Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medallist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.

Table of Contents

• Key to symbols used & Bibliography
• Foreword by Grandmaster Boris Gelfand
• Foreword by the Author
• The Catalan 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3
• The Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3
• The Queen's Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4
• The Queen's Gambit Accepted 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3
• Index of variations

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Also available in hardcover.

IM Sam Collins, ChessToday: "There are literally hundreds of novelties (including some for Black!), all deeply analysed and very well explained. (..) this book is really rather special and, I would say, brings opening literature to a new level...Highly Recommended - 5 stars."

GM Michael Adams, The Telegraph: "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 Simen Agdestein, Verdens Gang:
"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."

John Watson:
"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) (..) In conclusion, whether or not it's appropriate for the majority of players, this is a brilliant contribution to the literature."

Jeremy Silman: "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."

GM Glenn Flear, New in Chess Yearbook: "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. (..) A benchmark for future authors to follow, this book represents nothing short of a technological advance in chess opening theory."

IM John Donaldson: "Highly recommended. I give [it] my strongest recommendation."

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