In this book the highly experienced grandmaster Milos Pavlovic outlines a powerful repertoire for White based on 1 d4. The variations are very much based on strategic themes where an understanding of plans is far more important than memorisation of lines and move orders. The author focuses on important positional considerations such as:
- Which pieces need to be traded off.
- On which squares will pieces be most effective.
- What is the best way to develop the initiative.
Nowadays many strong players try to beat opponents by learning sharp lines in the opening. However, it is also possible to do the same by obtaining positions where you have a great understanding of how to conduct the middlegame and thus can consistently outplay your opponent.
In Opening Repertoire: Strategic Play with 1 d4, Milos Pavlovic guides the reader through the chosen variations and carves out a complete repertoire for White. He examines all aspects of play and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans.
- A complete repertoire for Black against 1 d4.
- A question and answer approach provides an excellent study method.
Milos Pavlovic was born in Belgrade, in Serbia (former Yugoslavia) in 1964. He has won many prestigious open tournaments, was Yugoslav champion in 2002, and has been a trainer of both the men’s and women’s national team on several occasions. He also represented his national team several times.