by Richard Palliser

A comprehensive study book for players who would like to cultivate a reliable yet initiative-seeking opening repertoire as White, based on the opening moves 1 d4 followed by 2 c4. Specific main lines and side-variations are given to combat Black’s possible choices of the King’s, Queen’s and Bogoljubow-Indian defences as well as the Modern Benoni and Benko Gambit. The author also recommends promising methods against the various Black defences to the Queen’s Gambit as well as a number of offbeat lines.

A practical opening guide for competitive players who prefer to build their games on solid foundations rather than indulge in risky speculation.

About the author
Richard Palliser is an international master and recipient of a special British Chess Federation young player’s award for achievement. In addition to being a very active tournament and match player he also writes regularly for CHESS magazine and other periodicals and is noted for his theoretical knowledge and analytical ability.