Martin, Andrew

Martin, First Steps: Caro-Kann Defence
240 S., kart., 2018

The Caro-Kann Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c6. With this first move Black (as is also the case with the French Defence - 1 e4 e6) plans 2 ... d5, establishing a well-protected central pawn. The Caro-Kann has a reputation as a rock solid defence that minimises the risk of Black being subjected to undue early pressure. Rather than inviting the opponent to engage in immediate warfare, Black focuses on completing development comfortably and postponng the serious battle until the middlegame. It is notable that the White systems which try to batter the Caro-Kann into early submission are highly double-edged and often rebound badly.

21,95 EUR
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Martin, First Steps: the Queen's Gambit
224 S., kart., 2016
The Queen’s Gambit is one of the great classical openings. All the world champions and elite players have played this opening – most of them for both sides.
In this book the highly experienced coach international master Andrew Martin explains the basic ideas behind all the different variations you can encounter after 1 d4 d5 2 c4. This includes the classical defences (such as the Orthodox, the Lasker and the Slav) as well as the weird and wonderful (such as the Albin Counter-Gambit, the Hennig-Schara Gambit and Marshall's Defence).
22,50 EUR
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Martin, starting out: the sicilian dragon
208 S., kart., Everyman Chess 2005
17,95 EUR
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