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

By Boris Avrukh

"Grandmaster Repertoire" is a brand new sequence of top of the range chess books according to the most traces, written by means of robust 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" offers a repertoire to final an entire life. best GM Boris Avrukh charts a direction in the direction of a bonus with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to dealing with the easiest avid gamers on the earth. during this ebook he provides a higher model of the repertoire that increased him to the head 50, concentrating on major traces with a king facet fianchetto. "1.d4 quantity One" covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, rather the Catalan, Queen's Gambit authorized, Semi-Slav, Slav, and different Queen's Gambit traces.

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Ie7? Wixg7-+) 2 1 . Wixg7+ Beliavsky - Pavasovic, Slovenia 2006. ib4 Apparently the best move. 20 ... fxe3 lLle5 With double-edged play in Tkachiev - Goloshchapov, Rethymnon 2003 . Instead of 2 1 . lLle5, Black could try 2 1 . hxg3 E\xg3! which is interesting as well, which seems to indicate that Black has plenty of resources in the position. ixd5! E:xg7 1 9 . . lLlc2 and White's g7-pawn should be a decisive factor. N I have analysed the position in depth. Everything seems to work perfectly for White: a) 18 ...

LiJxc4 liJxc4 Avoiding trading the knights should in general favour White, as he has an obvious space advantage. 1 0 . . b3 j,a6 was Arkhipov - Shovunov, Orel 1 997. E1ac l , and White's extra space means he is clearly better. VNxc4 VNb6 In case of 1 1 . ttJxc4t and the a5-pawn becomes a serious weakness in Black's camp. j,e3 liJd7 Naturally this move is another way of prepa­ ring the usual . . b5 advance. a5! Black is prevented from reliably defending his pawn with . . b5. It seems to me that White is better in every line: 8 ...

E4 �e7 1 6 . . d5 creates a dangerous attack. axb5 �xb5 1 8 . . Wb? d5 looks great for White, as all his pieces are in play. ; The idea is to transfer the dark-squared bishop to c3 and thus maintain a clear positional edge. 61 Conclusion: In general there should be a reason why 5 . . ttJbd7 has been out of fashion in recent years. And I believe the reason is simple enough: Black is simply worse in this line, while White enjoys a pleasant Catalan advantage. The Catalan 4 ... dxe4 and 5 ... 0-0 A) 6 .

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