Queen‘s Pawn Openings such as the Trompowsky, the London System, the Colle System, the Torre Attack, and many others crop up all the time at club level.
From time to time they are popular with Grandmasters too!
It is essential for players at all levels to have something prepared, or one runs the risk of getting smashed by a standard plan.
The players who use these openings usually understand them very well and know how to angle the game in the right direction for them and the wrong direction for you.
IM Andrew Martin presents solutions for Black against the following remarkable array of QP Openings:
- The Trompowsky
- The Pseudo-Trompowsky
- The Torre attack
- The Colle System and Colle Zukertort System
- The London System
- The Stonewall
- The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
- The Prie System 2 a3
- The Reversed French, 1. d4 Nf6 2 g4?!.
- Move orders with 1…d5 and 1…Nf6 with either …g6 or …e6
You may not agree with all of Martin’s suggestions, but you will certainly get a decent position as Black with chances to play for the win every time! This is just what the club player needs.
About the Author:
International Master Andrew Martin is 50 years old and lives in Sandhurst, England.
He is the current Manager of Coaching for the English Chess Federation and has authored some 12 DVDs for ChessBase. He is a noted writer and chess trainer.
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