From the Back Cover
The Queen's Indian Defence is one of Black's toughest and most respectable choices against queen's pawn openings and is a favorite of world class players such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar. From the outset Black employs the dynamic principle of controlling the center with pieces rather than pawns, and this can lead to rich and complex chess. The Queen's Indian is a multi-dimensional opening which appeals to aggressive and positional players alike. In this treatise, openings expert Jacob Aagaard delves into the many strategic and tactical ideas available to both sides. Using illustrative games, Aagaard guides the reader through both the fashionable main lines as well as the tricky offbeat variations. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 144 pages, diagrams)
About the Author
Jacob Aagaard is a young International Master from Denmark who has carved out a deserved reputation as a diligent and outspoken chess author. His earlier opening manuals include Dutch Stonewall and Easy Guide to the Panov-Botvinnik Attack, have been widely admired for the clarity of their approach.