1.d4, Volume 2 (Grandmaster Repertoire, Volume 2) by Boris Avrukh

By Boris Avrukh

Grandmaster Repertoire is a brand new sequence of top of the range chess books in accordance with the most strains, written by means of powerful grandmasters. the purpose is to supply the reader with a whole repertoire at a degree more than enough for elite tournaments, and positively additionally for the membership championship. Grandmaster Repertoire presents a repertoire to final an entire life. most sensible GM Boris Avrukh charts a path in the direction of a bonus with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to dealing with the simplest avid gamers on the planet. during this e-book he offers a far better model of the repertoire that increased him to the head 50, focussing on major traces with a kingside fianchetto. 1.d4 quantity covers the King's Indian, Dutch, Grunfeld, a variety of Benonis, Benko, Budapest Gambit and different minor openings.

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D6 move order. 9 ... cxd5 ttJxd5 (the more popular 1 1 . dS 1 1 . a3 White's advantage was obvious in Tatai Kopec, London 1 97B. )::\ acl lba6 I found the following line quite interesting: 1 2 . . fid2! White is clearly better, and after 17 . ttJd4 would have secured White's advantage. 1 5 . . 94! White has a clear edge, Stupica - Lagudin, Slovenia 1 996. N I believe this new move is White's best option. l"hc5 Black has the intermediate 1 6 ... tOd7 at his disposal, which would allow him normal play.

E6-e5. e4 We stick to the idea from the previous line. 6 . lLl bd7 1f6 ... lLle2 e5 then we reach a position that will be examined in line B via the 5 . . 0-0 move order. 0-0 e5 So far we have followed Agovic - Schein, Graz 200 1 , but now White should vary with: a b c d e f g h This idea should now be very familiar. ltJf3 b6. The text move has only been tried twice in tournament practice, but I believe it is worthy of greater popularity. d5 The other game to reach this position instead continued: 6 ...

Axb4 l:%fe8 Black's main problem is that exchanging both pairs of rooks is not an ideal solution: 1 7 ... l:%xa 1 l:%a8 This was recommended by Tisdall in ChessBase Magazine 68. c5! and the positional idea of cutting off Black's bishop from the game by c5-c6 is very unpleasant. Of course the trick is that ... dxc5 (at any point) will be hit by d5-d6. Let's follow this line as far as possible: 20 ... �xe5 We reach a queen ending with 4 pawns versus 3. With perfect play it should be a draw, but in a practical game trying to hold such a position is a difficult and unpleasant task.

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