The ultra-sharp pawn sacrifice 6.d5 has caused a revolution in the 4… Ba6 line of the Queen’s Indian Defence in recent years.
The ingenious gambit was hotly debated at the highest level by players like Alexey Shirov, for White, and Peter Leko, for Black. At club level it became a dangerous weapon for attackers.
Hungarian grandmaster Imre Hera and Turkish FIDE master Ufuk Tuncer have charted this topical line and analysed it deeply. They give a clear overview of the history of the line and have thoroughly investigated all Black’s answers in separate parts and chapters.
The deep and often spectacular variations are illuminated by instructive and entertaining prose.
A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian aims to provide a repertoire for the white player, but anyone who plays the line with black is also well advised to study this work carefully! It presents countless brilliant resources and eye-catching novelties.
Imre Hera became a chess grandmaster in 2007 and has won many tournaments in classical and rapid play. He is a successful player in team championships throughout Europe.
Ufuk Tuncer is a Turkish FIDE master who lives in Germany. He is an active player and a well-known opening theoretician who has written highly topical Surveys for New In Chess Yearbooks.
006 Explanation of Symbols
007 Foreword by Alexey Shirov
010 Readre's Guide
011 Part 1 - Black Declines
012 Chapter 1: Benoni-Style
027 Chapter 2: Minor 6th Moves for Black
038 Chapter 3: Minor 7th Moves for Black
049 Part 2 - Black Accepts with 6...cxd5 7.exd5 Bb7 8.Bg2 Bxd5
050 Chapter 4: 9.Nc3 - Other Bishop Moves
064 Chapter 5: 9.Nc3 Bc6 - The Main Line
075 Part 3 - Black Accepts with 6...cxd5 7.exd5 Bb7 8.Bg2 Nxd5
076 Chapter 6: 9.0-0 Be7 10.Rd1 - Minor Lines for Black
096 Chapter 7: 10.Rd1 Qc8 - Side Moves
103 Chapter 8: 10.Rd1 Qc8 11.a3 - Minor Lines
108 Chapter 9: 10.Rd1 Qc8 11.a3 - Main Moves
133 Chapter 10: 10.Rd1 Nc6 - Minor Lines
141 Chapter 11: 10.Rd1 Nc6 - Main Line 11.Qf5
167 Index of Variations
170 Index of Names
172 Game List
173 Biography of the Authors
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