Understanding before Moving In my view the average club player will be more pleased with an
opening book in which a profusion of ideas is offered.
Queen’s Gambit Structures
If this is also structured, you can hope that the readers will acquire the necessary understanding of
On the basis of this guideline, developing an opening repertoire could easily turn into a pleasant pastime.
In volume 2 Dutch International Master Herman Grooten provides the full coverage of the Queen’s
As usual his instructive material is impressive, explaining in detail all possible plans for White and
Black, making this book indispensable if you want to understand these typical structures or play this opening.
Volume 2 of renowned trainer Herman Grooten‘s new series seeks to answer these questions and
help 1.d4 players acquire the necessary understanding of standard positions.
It is all about… understanding before moving, rather than just moving automatically.
But Volume 2 is all about Queen’s Gambit-type structures.
This is not an opening theory course, or a tactics course, it is an opening strategy course conceived to
boost your understanding of the fundamentals.
In it, Grooten promises to take the average club player from everyday openings and into the subtle,
nuanced world of grandmaster chess.
He explores pawn structures and practical examples with overviews of all the main scenarios a 1.d4
players will face.
Grooten’s method is to avoid resorting to complex trees of variations, and instead help club players
formulate a thorough and robust structure which they can use to improve their game.
Understanding before Moving