Starting Out: The Queen's Indian by John EmmsStarting Out: The Queen's Indian by John Emms

Starting Out: The Queen's Indian

byJohn Emms

Paperback | October 1, 2004

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The Queen's Indian is one of Black's most dependable and respected defences to the queen's pawn opening. It's an established favorite amongst world-class Grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams, and Judit Polgar, not to mention Anatoly Karpov, who has been a loyal Queen's Indian supporter and theory developer for over three decades. Rather than classically occupying the central squares with pawns, Black adopts a hypermodern approach and endeavors to control this key area with pieces. This procedure leads to rich and varied positions that will appeal to players who like complex play. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and Queen's Indian expert John Emms goes back to basics, studying the essential principles of the Queen's Indian and its numerous variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips, and warnings to guide improving players, while key strategies, ideas, and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

Highlights include:
*User-friendly lay out to help readers absorb ideas
*Concentrates on the key principles of the Queen's Indian
*Ideal for improving players
John Emms is one of Britain's strongest Grandmasters and has represented England as player and captain in numerous team tournaments. He has many works to his name, including Sicilian Kan, Attacking with 1 e4, and Play the Najdorf: Scheveningen Style, while he is also a coauthor of the very popular openings encyclopedia Nunn's Chess Ope...
Title:Starting Out: The Queen's IndianFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.45 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 6.75 × 0.45 inPublished:October 1, 2004Publisher:Everyman ChessLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1857443632

ISBN - 13:9781857443639