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A century after its invention by the great attacking player Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908), the Chigorin Defence is very much alive and kicking. The reason is simple: Alexander Morozevich, one of the most popular chess players in the world, has extensively used it in his rise to the top. Morozevich almost single-handedly transformed this half-forgotten opening with a shady reputation into a ready-to-use weapon for chess players who like a dynamic game with active piece play.
In this highly personal book Alexander Morozevich reveals the ideas behind his pet lines in the Chigorin Defence. He has thoroughly re-analysed many positions and presents instructive material from more than 50 previously unpublished rapid and blitz games against top grandmasters. The Chigorin Defence According to Morozevich not only makes a popular chess opening more accessible, it also helps you to develop a dynamic playing style.
Alexander Morozevich (1977) has been a top-ten player for almost a decade. His aggressive and original play has won him the admiration of countless chess players all over the world. Whenever a Morozevich game is being broadcast online, it immediately attracts thousands of spectators, who want to see Moroz in action.
Vladimir Barsky (1969) is an International Master, a successful coach, an experienced journalist and an intimate friend of Alexander Morozevich. And no mean player of the Chigorin Defence himself.