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The Magnus Queen's Gambit is a solid and reliable opening for Black against 1.d4, popularised by World Champion Magnus Carlsen as an attempt to get more winning chances against well-prepared but weaker opponents. By putting our pawns in the centre with d5 and e6 we make sure that nothing too bad can happen to us, but by playing the slightly provocative move 3...a6 we deviate from all the main openings, making it much less likely that White is prepared against it. In style of play, it is a classical opening where the focus is on understanding the middlegames arising, much more than remembering concrete lines.
Nils Grandelius has been a second of Magnus Carlsen in two successful World Title matches, and has played the Magnus Queen's Gambit in his own games on a regular basis for many years. In this course he explains his own views on the opening. The focus is on understanding rather than remembering, both the specific opening moves and the middlegame positions. But Nils wouldn't be Nils if he didn't also offer many new ideas and concepts in well known positions, sometimes with novelties as early as move 6 and 7!
In this course you will get a complete repertoire against 1.d4 and also learn a lot about chess in general. The series also comes with .pgn-files for all the lines, providing ample possibilities for further studies on your own.
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