The principled way for White to build a repertoire after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 is to play the critical main lines. Take as much space as possible – no compromises. That is Lars Standoff’s attitude and so his choice is clear:
- 5.Bg5 against the Semi-Slav
- 6.Ne5 versus the 5...Bf5 main line Slav
- 3.e4 against the Queen's Gambit Accepted
- The Exchange Variation versus the Queen's Gambit Declined
- 5.c5 against the 4...a6-Slav
The Tarrasch, Chigorin, Albin and all minor lines are also met with the same vigour - this is a complete White repertoire after 1.d4 d5 2.c4.
Lars Schandorff is a grandmaster from Denmark who is renowned on the international circuit for the depth of his opening preparation.