1.d4 (Grandmaster Repertoire) (v. 1) by Boris Avrukh

By Boris Avrukh

"Grandmaster Repertoire" is a brand new sequence of top quality chess books in line with the most traces, written through powerful grandmasters. the purpose is to supply the reader with a whole repertoire at a degree more than enough for elite tournaments, and definitely 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 gamers on the planet. during this booklet he offers a more robust model of the repertoire that increased him to the pinnacle 50, concentrating on major strains with a king aspect fianchetto. "1.d4 quantity One" covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, quite the Catalan, Queen's Gambit accredited, Semi-Slav, Slav, and different Queen's Gambit strains.

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C7c5 move. I will give just one example of a game between good players to show Black's difficulties. 1O e6 Or 1 O . . Wc2 and Black has no time for 1 1 . CtJe5. •. e4± White had a dream position in Smejkal Unzicker, Amsterdam 1 980. 0-0) F) 6 ... lDb6 As in the previous line, Black is well aware that the c4-pawn will drop soon enough, despite the b6-knight's efforts. Wxe4 7 ... e5 This is Black's main option, but other moves have been tried as well: Chapter 4 - 4 . . dxc4 and S . . ttJ bd7 7 .

After 1 4 . . �dl Black faces serious problems with development. ixa7! White wins the pawn, as Black cannot take the bishop: 14 . . tLld6t! VNxhB This wins for White. 9 . . a4! Using the fact that Black cannot play 1 1 ... a6 exd5 . tLlxc4! ct/xd l , when h e remains a pawn down. Chapter 2 - 4 . . dxc4 and 5 . . c6 1 1 . lDxc4 Wi'xd4 This move i s stronger than the game continuation: 1 2 . . bxc3? Wi'xd2 axb6 I S . 0-0 when the position is clearly in White's favour as he is able to seize the initiative, while Black will have to develop his pieces.

C3 and White still has an extra pawn. a4 a6 This is supposed to be a critical continuation, but it is only critical for Black. 19 �a6 Not a great square, but taking the knight, 1 9 . . c3, looks horrible for Black. �d5!? 'lWa4 also looks strong enough, but maybe Black has some chances for survival, thanks to his bishop pair. •• 1 3 . . 11J d3 was played in Korchnoi - Moska­ lenko, Barcelona 2004. �a5! 'lWb3 (the b2-pawn is untouchable: 15 . . 'lWxb2? c3 with a clear advantage, as suggested by Moskalenko.

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