By John Watson
It is the chess-player's holy grail: a versatile repertoire that offers competitors genuine difficulties yet does not require plenty of memorization or continuous examine of ever-changing grandmaster concept. whereas this ebook cannot fairly promise all of that, Watson deals an interesting number of traces that provide monstrous scope for over-the-board creativity and may by no means result in a lifeless draw.
The repertoire is predicated on 1 d4 and a pair of c4, following up with methodical play within the centre. Watson makes use of his significant commencing wisdom to choose crafty move-orders and toxic sequences that might strength competitors to imagine for themselves, delivering a real attempt of chess realizing. all through, he discusses recommendations for each side, so readers may be absolutely 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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Other moves are less frequently played: a) After 3 . . 3) if Black replies 4... d4, but there's also a complicated theoretical line after 4... e6 7 e3, which should be somewhat better for White. 2) 2 l2Jc6 (D) ... w a l ) 5 ... dxc4 6 'i�Vxd8+ 'it>xd8 7 e4! e6. e3) 8 ... b5 (8 ... e3; for example, 9 ... b4 1 1 0-0-0+ 'it>c7 1 2 f5 ! e3 ±) IO ... e2 and 0-0 or in some cases 0-0-0. Black is badly restricted. '=' The Chigorin Defence is a very respectable opening which has been played by many strong grandmasters and has numerous books devoted to it.
Vxe3 24 �xe3 �- The endings in these analyses can easily tum bad for Black if they come down to knight-versus-bishop, with or without rooks, with pawns only on the king side. xf6. a) For that reason, I O... �e8 is rarely seen: I I 'ili'a4 ( 1 1 �c 1 ! is natural and correct) 1 l .. f4? c5 ! �c8 is equal. h3 also gives White some advantage. In general, if Black can simply defend the e-pawn with a rook on e8, this type of position has a better chance of working out for him; otherwise, it will be difficult.
C l g5 ! if3 f5 28 �h2 f4 ! 29 e4! d2? Rasmussen-Aagaard, Danish Ch, Elsinore 20 1 2. h6, you can deviate at many points with alternate moves which will at the very least pose practical difficulties and force Black to think on his own. We now return to I I . 'ii'a5 (D): w 12 'ii'd2 The books had been rather kind to Black in this position until recently, when Lars Schan dorff advocated the white side in his Queen's Gambit book. id2 is a reasonable al ternative; for example, 1 2 ... ib4 ( 1 2 .