By John Watson
Such has been the approval for John Watson's ground-breaking works on glossy chess method and his insightful establishing books, that it is just traditional that he now offers a strategic establishing repertoire.
It is the chess-player's holy grail: a versatile repertoire that offers competitors genuine difficulties yet doesn't require plenty of memorization or continuous research of ever-changing grandmaster concept. whereas this ebook can't particularly promise all of that, Watson deals an exciting choice of strains that supply immense scope for over-the-board creativity and will by no means result in a lifeless draw.
The repertoire is predicated on 1 d4 and a couple of c4, following up with methodical play within the centre. Watson makes use of his titanic establishing wisdom to choose crafty move-orders and toxic sequences that would strength rivals to imagine for themselves, delivering a real try out of chess knowing. all through, he discusses ideas for each side, so readers can be totally able to pounce on any inaccuracies, and feature all of the instruments to settle on the main acceptable plans for White.
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H3 ! 'ili'xh3 22 l'Llxf6+ Wh8 23 'ili'xf7) 1 8 ... gxf6 1 9 e4 d4 20 l'Llb5 :ec8 (20... g4 winning, Niessen-Gambaeck, email 1 997. b) 1 3 ... Vd3 (D) is a more direct idea. ••• B 40 A STRATEGIC CHESS OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR WHITE 1 4... a6! tt:'lc4? 1 5 tt:'lxd5 tt:'lxd5 1 6 'it'xc4 tt:'lxe3 1 7 fxe3 is winning for White; 14 ... d4 ! with the idea 1 8 . . tt:'lxb2? d4 ;\;), and White has excel lent queenside pressure; for example, 17 ... a5 ( 1 7 . a6 1 9 �d2 :b8 ( 1 9 . . xe2 ! c5 ± ) 20 bxa5 tt:'le4 2 1 'iid4 !
C5 Because of what follows, Schandorff thinks that Black should try l 5 ... :tc2 �f5 17 e4 (D). �g6 1 8 l2Jxd5 ! e3 ±". dxe4 1 8 �xf6 gxf6, when there's way too much to look at, but one line is 1 9 'ii'e3 'ii'b 6! xe4 �xe4?! (20... �g6 2 1 �xg6 !? hxg6 22 l2Je2 ! :te l !? 'ili'a5, although in some cases his ad vantages are limited. Now you might want to go back and investigate the 1 1 ... h6 lines! Even if that achieves theoretical equality, there are var ious ways to make it a normal game in which the better player that day may prevail.
B) 3 ... 'ifxd5?! id2 ltJxd2 7 'ifxd2; Black has the bishop-pair but no development, and the centre is all White's. c) 3 ... ltJxd5 4 ltJf3 ! (this is the only finesse that White needs to know; the natural 4 e4?! gives Black counterplay after 4 ... ltJf6 5 ltJc3 e5 ! ic5 ! if5 (4 ... g6 Now Black has these options, all insuffi cient: c l ) 5 ... ltJc6 6 ltJbd2 ! ltJb6 7 e4 gives White a clear advantage. c2) 5 ... ltJf6, then 7 e4! ltJxe4 8 ltJe5 ! e6? id7 ! and not only does White threaten 'iff3 but Black can hardly move.