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