An Expert's Guide to the 7.Bc4 Gruenfeld by Konstantin Sakaev

By Konstantin Sakaev

In his new booklet GM Sakaev analyzes all significant structures after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4. He additionally will pay substantial consciousness to strange, yet tough schemes as 7...0-0 8.Ne2 Qd7 and 8...Nc6. the writer indicates how Black might equalize while White deviates from the main trying out adaptations, like in relation to 7...c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 and now 10.Rc1 or 10.Rb1. in fact the point of interest of the ebook is at the topical place which arises after 7...c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 10.0-0. The readers will discover a exact clarification and research of all moderate continuations with Sakaev's innovations the place to appear for a bonus. the writer finds a few very promising novelties at the major street of his favourite version. Sakaev's paintings is orientated in part to symbolize the perspective of White and it really is meant to aid avid gamers create difficulties for Black within the Gruenfeld Defence. nonetheless, it might be attention-grabbing for the avid gamers who take pleasure in taking part in the Gruenfeld Defence with Black to boot. This publication has summarized the modern conception as much as March 10 2006.

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Ixc5 l'l:c8! I think Black is okay. Compared with the position reached after move 22 in the main line, here Black has the extra move ... b5 which should help him. 37 Chapter 3 - Flick-Knife Attack - 8 . . cii f2 cii d6 2 1 . i- 20 . �a7 � �r,·���'� � " � -,� B � s � � � 4 ��«�;,� � � �� ��,�0��r� � , tiJ �� � fIB 2 � 0B'� � ,,%�,,%� 3 � � -,,,/,� a b c d e f g h 2 l . f6! This is the difference when the f-pawn has not been lured to fS .

Rf)'0 %%%""' �'ii�� � � � a b c d e f g h 1 6 ... N This move is slightly provocative, but it seems playable and interesting. 1 6 ... :gae8 was also roughly level in Gutov Miroshnichenko, Dubai 201 1 . fxe5 :gae8f! @g2?! is inadvisable: 1 3 . . 1"1el {jj c? if3 i. �·� �� -� � � � ; � � w� 7 A':' A ,� AW 8 6 5 4 3 2 ... ,,. lt'ifl This position was reached in Oms Pallisse - Berbatov, Balaguer 20 10, and here 1 8 ... Wgl ig4 would have put White under pressure. - , , /,- :•• 6 /,� �� ��fl � 13 .

This is the main line. id3. 1 6 ... bxc3 2"1xe4! \Wxe4 ifS+) l 8 ... 2"1xf3 lt'i8d7+ Bareev - Gelfand, Khanry-Mansiysk 2005 . ic4 lt'i b6 Now the bishop might go anywhere. Here are a few examples. \Wxf3 lt'ic5= Jelen - Sax, Bled 2005. ie3 This was played in a high-level game. \Wc2 lt'if6 1 4 ... a4 �h4t a concession as it would be in some other Benoni variations. el 1 8 ... c4N Improving over 1 8 ... a5 b5? axb6± Pappier - Claridge, e-mail 2005. tlixd5? tlic5?! 2"1e2 2"1cd8t White keeps a slight edge here, although Black is not without chances.

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