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

By Boris Avrukh

Grandmaster Repertoire is a brand new sequence of top quality chess books in response to 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 offers a repertoire to final a life-time. 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 ebook he provides a stronger model of the repertoire that increased him to the head 50, focussing on major strains with a kingside fianchetto. 1.d4 quantity covers the King's Indian, Dutch, Grunfeld, a number of Benonis, Benko, Budapest Gambit and different minor openings.

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TtJc3 the a4-pawn becomes a serious weakness. ltJh3 Black has also tried: 1 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.

LLJc6? A) 4... b6 This is Black's best option according to Gutman's book on the Fajarowicz variation. But it is hard to believe Black can give away a central pawn and then play so calmly. 6 a5 This rypical move was suggested as the best option by Moskalenko in The Fabulous Budapest Gambit. Black has a couple of alternatives: ... 6 . . ib2 d6 (Or 8 . . lLJb3 as was played in S. Hartmann - W. Stein, Germany 2003) 9 . g3 The bishop will be much better on g2 than it would be on e2. 1 0 . . 0-0 lLJdc5 Black has a nice square for his knight, but it is not enough to give real compensation.

F4 .. b4 a5! axb4 f5 Black gets an improved version of our main line with a couple of pawns exchanged on the queens ide and an active rook. 'lWc3 ig4 led to balanced play in Tkachiev Benjamin, Cap d'Agde 2000. 14 . exf4 I believe this is critical, as after 1 4 . . f5! tt'le4 White has easy play on the kingside, while Black lacks any counterplay. In Zakharevich - Ulibin, Azov 1 996, it is not surprising that Black tried to change the course of the game with the risky 1 7 . . 1:%fg 1 with a dangerous attack.

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