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The author presents a comprehensive guide to the Queen's Gambit Exchange Variation after 1.d4 d5; 2.c4 e6; 3.Nc3 Nf6; 4.cxd5 exd5; offering a full repertoire for Black against all of White's reasonable possibilities.
The pawn structure immediately becomes asymmetrical; this fact guarantees some long-term tension.
In the exchange Orthodox Queen's Gambit Declined things rarely get wild, but the tension may last longer and one can do well just by understanding the positions. One has to orientate oneself in the variations, yet fewer lines have to be memorised. The most important thing the Orthodox is that it ensures that one gets a playable and safe position, this book will show you how.
All lines of play can occur with different move orders, and some positions can be reached in many ways, so the first moves of the example games have sometimes been changed in order to have a clear structure, to help your orientaton within the variations.
Tibor Karolyi is an International Master from Budapest who was Hungarian Champion in 1984. One of his previous books won the Guardian's Book of the Year prize in 2007. Karolyi coached Peter Leko, who improved in 4 years from promising junior to world class Grandmaster.
Published 2018, softback, 279 pages.