Lars Schandorffs two volumes on 1.d4 were celebrated by reviewers and grandmasters. GM Simen Agdestein said: I have recently been reading Lars Schandorffs Playing 1.d4 books, thinking that it cant possibly get more instructive than this. Meanwhile, GM Boris Avrukhs verdict was simple: Lars, I want to play your book. Now Schandorff switches sides and offers a top-class Semi-Slav repertoire against 1.d4. The Semi-Slav strikes the perfect balance of ambition and soundness, which has made it popular at every level up to and including the world championship. Black needs to kw his stuff, but Schandorff is the ideal guide to make the learning process a pleasure.
Lars Schandorff is a grandmaster from Denmark who is renowned for his opening preparation.