Black Is Still OK! by Andras Adorjan

By Andras Adorjan

While Black Is OK!, Andras Adorjan’s first booklet, used to be initially released in 1988, it turned an instantaneous bestseller and a cult vintage. during this follow-up, his message is still simply as emphatic: too many chess avid gamers undertake an unnecessarily protecting process with the Black items. as an alternative, they need to try instantly for double-edged positions with successful percentages. Adorjan bargains concrete commencing diversifications and illustrative video games to help his declare.

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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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