Boris Avrukh's 1.d4, Volume 1 (Grandmaster Repertoire, Volume 1) PDF

By Boris Avrukh

ISBN-10: 1906552053

ISBN-13: 9781906552053

"Grandmaster Repertoire" is a brand new sequence of top quality chess books in keeping with the most traces, written through robust 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 a life-time. most sensible GM Boris Avrukh charts a direction in the direction of a bonus with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to dealing with the simplest avid gamers on the planet. during this publication he offers a stronger model of the repertoire that increased him to the head 50, targeting major traces with a king facet fianchetto. "1.d4 quantity One" covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, really the Catalan, Queen's Gambit approved, Semi-Slav, Slav, and different Queen's Gambit traces.

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LtJe7 1 2. a4!? (preventing ... b5) 13 ... 0-0 b5 1 4. 'iMfe2t. ltJd6? �g4! with favourable complications for Black in Cherniaev - T. Kosintseva, Russia 2004, White should have played: despite his extra pawn, Black's position is very dangerous in view of White's passed pawn. axb4 ltJd5! and Black is not worse. 15 ... 1"i:bl ! White is better now. For example: 19 .. ltJxa5 l"i:fdSf± 20 .. J'UdS 2 I J�b3! With an advantage. a3! The endgame looks favourable for White. The following are some approximate lines j ust to illustrate the themes and possibilities: Surprisingly, after this retreat I found no advantage for White in existing theory.

LLlxa3 �xa3 1 8J'1xa3 and Black cannot take with 1 8 . . lLlxd4? a5 followed by 20J'1xd5 with decisive threats. e1 Once again, waiting for the bishop to move. xa3 0-0 Black still cannot take the central pawn: 1 9 . . e4! 0-0 After 20 . . xe4 Black is defenceless against White's threats. For example, 2 1 . lLlc6 (or 2 1 . �xc6 with a winning position for White. dxc6 White has a decisive advantage. e3 Black now has a wide choice and it is time for us to go a bit deeper. However, I do not want to give the impression that this is a topical theoretical position, so I have decided to keep it as a sideline.

AxbS tUxbS 1 9. tUxc4 the as-pawn is hanging. 17 . . tUe4! gives White a clear advantage. xc3! is fine for Black. � This knight is headed for cS via e4 or b3. White's plan includes pressure against the as- 50 The Catalan and c7-pawns, while swapping Black's dark­ squared bishop would also be favourable for White. There is no question that Black's position is very solid, but White's chances seem slightly preferable, as Black has a few weaknesses on the queenside. Conclusion: In summary, I can state that Black's most challenging continuation is 6 .

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