Download 1.d4 (Grandmaster Repertoire) (v. 1) by Boris Avrukh PDF

By Boris Avrukh

"Grandmaster Repertoire" is a brand new sequence of top quality chess books in response to the most traces, written through robust grandmasters. the purpose is to supply the reader with an entire repertoire at a degree more than enough for elite tournaments, and positively additionally for the membership championship. "Grandmaster Repertoire" presents a repertoire to final a life-time. most sensible GM Boris Avrukh charts a path in the direction of a bonus with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to dealing with the easiest avid gamers on this planet. during this publication he provides a much better model of the repertoire that increased him to the head 50, targeting major strains with a king part fianchetto. "1.d4 quantity One" covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, relatively the Catalan, Queen's Gambit approved, Semi-Slav, Slav, and different Queen's Gambit strains.

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TLld6t! VNxhB This wins for White. 9 . . a4! Using the fact that Black cannot play 1 1 ... a6 exd5 . tLlxc4! ct/xd l , when h e remains a pawn down. Chapter 2 - 4 . . dxc4 and 5 . . c6 1 1 . lDxc4 Wi'xd4 This move i s stronger than the game continuation: 1 2 . . bxc3? Wi'xd2 axb6 I S . 0-0 when the position is clearly in White's favour as he is able to seize the initiative, while Black will have to develop his pieces. I S . . a6 ( 1 S . . E:fc l E:dB Slugin - Kharlov, St Petersburg (The lesser evil would have been 1 6 .

0-0 D l ) 7 ... tD c6 D2) 7 ... g5 D2 1 ) 8 ... b5 D22) 8 ... tDc6 C) after 1 3 . '�'c8 Dl) sideline with 8 . N . . g3 dxc4 5 . ib4t Basically Black's idea is very simple: he intends to hold onto the c4-pawn for a while and so force White to waste time regaining it. id2 Black has tried a lot of moves here. ixd2t, B) 6 ... ie7, and D) 6 ... a5. ixd2t A premature move according to the theory books. %Vxd2! A very concrete approach. lLlbxd2 bS leads to unclear play where Black keeps the extra pawn.

It seems this capture is very risky for Black. lLlc3 a6 Other option are much worse: 1 O . . 0-0 and Black is helpless against White's simple threat of lLlxd5 followed by �e3 and the d5-pawn will fall. 1 0 . . b4! and White wins material. a4 lLl7b6 12 . . lLlc6 and Black's position collapses. lLlc3 �e7 30 The Catalan 1 6. tLlxd5 tLlxd5 and Black loses both his . 1 6 . . exd5? ie3 central pawns. b3 White is simply a pawn up. 9 . . a6 This is a quite logical idea, preparing to re­ move the rook from the dangerous diagonal.

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