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By Graham Burgess

Such a lot chess avid gamers are fed a suite of dogmatic principles approximately how the outlet needs to be performed. the end result: stereotyped, unimaginative play. the hole surprises during this booklet land like bombshells within the obvious calm of normal openings and disorientate your rivals as they grapple with unique difficulties. This publication is a treasure-trove of bizarre principles at an early degree of the hole, but working opposed to the grain of traditional play. every one concept has quick-strike power and is supported through adequate concrete research to aid you try out it with self assurance.
All significant openings are coated. There are surprises for either White and Black, deeply researched and up to date. each one thought is classified when it comes to its soundness and its skill to shock and surprise. A thought-provoking creation examines the underlying options of establishing play and considers how the traditional rules have to be transformed within the mild of the hugely combative dealing with of the outlet now favoured by means of the world's best avid gamers.

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LIh7+ leads to a quick mate. In the 'it'g8 line, White succeeds slowly by developing the king's rook and then the queen's knight. h4? l'd3+?! ~f6:j: 3 •••f5 3... <£lxe6 fxe6 (4 ... txe6 5. <£le4+ Nunn's recommendation, and probably the most accurate move. 4 ... i£yg4+- Ad7 (3 ... ~h3#; 2 ... 'it'gS!

The final point just above is, without question, Vukovic's most important contribution to the taxonomy. He arranges the additional assets into fine categories, distinguishing for example, the specific location of the dark-square bishop on cl or f4. There- are a few missing possibilities as I point out in chapter 5, but his main point is clear, Black will customarily have pawns on fl, g7, and h7; There will be a bishop rather than a pawn on g7 on rare occasions; The presence of the ~d8 and ~f8 points to but does not assure the correctness of the sacrifice; 38 The Art of Attack and correct.

White's only entry into the position is now on h7. tl/h7+ For examples of defending with ... 4::If6, see games 187, 199, 213, and 233. Defending with ... tl/xg7whenBlack 6 can choose between running the king to the queens ide and further defending the f-pawn. 6 ••• Elf8 Even here, White may have an edge in the endgame ifhe is able to push aggressively the kingside pawns. 5 4 3 2 abc For examples of the ~c7 defense, see games 152, 155, 173,206,212,269,290, Defending with ••• ~f6 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 d e f g e f g h Here, the rook is already off f8.

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