Alekhine Alert! A Repertoire for Black Against 1 e4 by Timothy Taylor

By Timothy Taylor

Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor takes a latest examine one in every of Black’s so much formidable counters to one e4, the Alekhine Defence. this can be a sharp, inventive establishing within which Black assaults from the very starting, luring White’s principal pawns ahead within the expectation of destroying them later on. In this ebook Taylor constructs a realistic repertoire for Black, perfect for the modern day participant. the entire key tactical and positional principles are coated and critical move-order nuances are highlighted. This ebook offers every little thing you must understand with the intention to play the Alekhine with self assurance.

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Let’s now discuss our top finishers. Of our medal winners, Darwin Yang, who was ranked third in the boys under 12, had the highest expectations. Darwin raced out to 6½/7 including this fine fifth round win over eventual gold medal ist Sayantan Das. org SHANKLAND BY BETSY DYNAKO; YANG COURTESY OF SUBJECT By GM John Fedorowicz Ruy Lopez, Archangel and Moller Defense (C77) FM Darwin Yang (FIDE 2182) Sayantan Das (FIDE 2112) 2008 World Youth, Vung Tau, Vietnam 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5.

Bxc3 Nxc4 15. Qxc4 Nxe4 wins a pawn. 11. Nd5 12. Na2?! About equal is 12. Nxd5 cxd5 13. Bd3. 12. Ba5 (see diagram top of next column) r+ q rk+ pp+n+ppp +p+p+ + l +nP + P+LP +l+ + + +N+ NP +QPPP R L +RK After 12. Ba5 At this point I prefer Black because of his better minor pieces. 13. Bxd5?! Solving one problem in the short term, but opening up another can of worms. 13. Qe4!? puts White near equality. 13. exd5!? The most aggressive reply. Along with Dmitry and Shankland, I liked 13. cxd5. Black would use the open c file and bishop pair.

Getting my Vietnam visa took awhile, but I didn’t mind. It was good not to be on an airplane. The three of us (Glenn, Jonah and I) were met outside the airport and immediately driven to our hotel. The drive took just over two hours through Ho Chi Minh City. The traffic jams would’ve O 32 Chess Life — January 2008 made New York at rush hour look tame; never have I seen so many motor bikes, most disobeying the traffic laws! I’ve never been one to adjust to the time difference quickly (11 hours from EST) so arriving three days early was a must.

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