Once again, our new video series Author Files provides an inside look into the book straight from the source, the book’s author. Whether it is explaining some of the material already included in the book, or providing a little extra insight, this is a chance to learn from the expert. In this exclusive video, GM Boris Avrukh dives into cutting-edge antidotes to tricky defenses against 1.d4 from his book Grandmaster Repertoire 2B – 1.d4 Dynamic Systems.

When Boris Avrukh released his 1.d4 repertoire books in 2008 and 2010, they caused a sensation. GM Michael Adams remarked that “The high-quality Grandmaster Repertoire series has taken this format to a completely different level.” Avrukh’s newly revamped 1.d4 series has raised the bar even higher.

Volume 2B completes the series by providing interesting insight of defenses such as the Dutch, various Benoni set-ups, Benko and Budapest Gambits, and anything else not covered in volumes 1A, 1B & 2A. With innumerable updates and improvements to the author’s previous work, this book is essential reading for any ambitious 1.d4 player.

Check out the video below.


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