By Boris Avrukh

ISBN-10: 1906552053

ISBN-13: 9781906552053

"Grandmaster Repertoire" is a brand new sequence of top of the range chess books in accordance with the most traces, written by way of powerful grandmasters. the purpose is to supply the reader with an entire repertoire at a degree more than enough for elite tournaments, and positively additionally for the membership championship. "Grandmaster Repertoire" offers a repertoire to final an entire life. most sensible GM Boris Avrukh charts a direction in the direction of a bonus with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to dealing with the easiest gamers on the planet. during this ebook he provides a much better model of the repertoire that increased him to the pinnacle 50, targeting major traces with a king facet fianchetto. "1.d4 quantity One" covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, relatively the Catalan, Queen's Gambit accredited, Semi-Slav, Slav, and different Queen's Gambit traces.

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Wle2?! lLlxe5! Wlh5 lLlc5+ and Black has fantastic compensation for the exchange. b8 does not bring White any dividends. g4! White has a clear attacking plan of opening up the position on the kingside with the help of g4-g5. 1 5 ... d5! �d5 White has the initiative. ig5) D22) 8 ... b 1 � would leave White with good compensation) 1 0 . . e7. This position occurred in L. Meyer - Neksandrov, Gistrup 1 996. lLlxc4 with a pleasant edge. There is some point in 9 .. l'h6, removing the rook from the h 1 -a8 diagonal.

Wd7 Or 1 2 . . exd6 and White's d-pawn should decide the issue. ,tg5 With the idea of: 1 4 . . h6 14 . . e4 and White breaks through. Ei:ad 1 hxg5 55 Chapter 4 - 4 . . dxc4 and 5 . . ttJ bd7 C) 6 ... a6 I S,c2Jxb5 The attack is decisive. 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.

C6 And finally: 20 . . �xb3 Ac6 2 1 . �xb5± with a healthy extra pawn. �xa6?! lt>xf2 �xa6 should be drawish. 22 . . Ae3 Axd5 23 . . �xb5 and I believe White should be able to break through the fortress, as Black is permanently tied to the defence of his knight on c5. �xb5 ttJ d6 Admittedly Black has some chances of survival, but it is always a pleasure for White to play a position where he can try to win and runs no risk of losing. �f4 33 This is the other main line. It is less obvious than 6 .

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