Saturday, August 07, 2010

Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit Webliography

GM Ronen Har-Zvi's five-part series at ICC on Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit Declined (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 Ne4) inspired me to take a look around the net to see if there are any good online resources

General Articles and Videos

Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit Declined at the Kenilworth CC website
Based on a series of lectures by FM Steve Stoyko at the Kenilworth Chess Club, this article presents a complete Queen's Gambit repertoire for Black centered on Lasker's Defense.  This may be the most complete article on the Lasker's Defense available on the web and it includes an extensive bibliography of print sources.  Recommended lines often diverge from standard theory to make the Lasker's Defense into more of an active weapon than a drawing line.  This article is a condensed version of several other articles which can be found on the Articles page of the Kenilworth Chess Club website under "Queen's Gambit."  

Annotated Games

Topalov - Anand, World's Championship, Game 12

Topalov - Anand, Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense (D56)0-1This game, with which Anand retained the world title, is surely a major reason for resurgent interest in Lasker's Defense.  It is now widely annotated.

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