4 . . . Qh4 in the Scotch Game by Lev Gutman

By Lev Gutman

The 1st in a proposed sequence of 3 books in regards to the Scotch online game. Many books were written approximately this chess commencing yet so much simply disguise previous research and reproduce video games from a database. This booklet is uncommon via its top quality and unique research, making it a 'must purchase' merchandise for membership and match gamers. A former moment of Viktor Korchnoi, the writer is additionally often called a good specialist on commencing conception.

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After 43 completing the first phase of mobilization, he makes the necessary preparations for adjusting the queen knight's placement by clearing the c5-square. tLJdfl Up to this point, Smyslov might have hoped that by leaving the knight on d2 he would inhibit anyqueenside pawn action from Black. b3 cxb3 does not offer White much, precisely because of his previous premature commitments. CLlxb3 can be answered in several ways: 1 9 ... CLlb4 would take advantage of the fact that the queen has left the c2-bishop undefended too early, while 1 9 .

G4 In view of the transfer of the knight to £7, the direct opening of the kingside position by means of tLl 3h2 and f4 would only weaken the e5-square. Therefore, White puts the f5square under strict observation in order to prevent Black's further expansion on this wing. 17 ... Ae3 �d7 This move marks the completion of development. Remarkably, Black needed only eight moves in order to transform an apparently chaotic position into a harmonious one. It should be mentioned that he was helped by the closed character of the position, which prevented White from launching a direct attack.

One game. What's more, as we shall have the opportunity to see, theory's recommendations and conclusions are rather questionable in this line. The Rubinstein System The first real test was the following game, which had great competitive significance. Tal - Korcbnoi Candidates Semi-Final, Game 5, Moscow 1 968 Ihrough the years Korchnoi had traditionally been a difficult opponent for Tal, and had an overwhelming score in their previous encounters. However, the first part of their Candidates Match was marked by the strong initiative of the fonner world champion.

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