Beating 1.d4 Sidelines (Grandmaster Repertoire, Volume 11) by Boris Avrukh

By Boris Avrukh

Such a lot gamers are cozy utilizing their favorite defence opposed to 1.d4 through c2-c4, however it isn't really regularly effortless to discover an antidote to the various sidelines at White’s disposal. From the bodacious Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, to the villainous Veresov, to fiendish fianchetto platforms to the treacherous Trompowsky, Black has to be able to meet an entire array of slippery platforms, each one bringing its personal particular risks and challenges.

Grandmaster Repertoire eleven – Beating 1.d4 Sidelines presents a valid and lively repertoire opposed to nearly each non-standard establishing line at White’s disposal after either 1.d4 d5 and 1.d4 Nf6. the place acceptable, Avrukh covers every one white method after either 2...e6 and 2...g6, making this e-book appropriate for lovers of the Nimzo-Indian, King’s Indian and Grünfeld defences alike.

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Dxe4 From here White's best continuation still awaits a practical test: Black's chances are not worse complicated position . ••--� ,, ,,/,m,•Y,m,• � �� ,. d5 tll d7 7 . Wd2 Boguszlavszkij Flumbort, Budapest 20 1 1 , and now the simple 9 . . 0-0N gives Black a good position, for instance: 1 0. d6 b5+ 6 ... Wa4t tll c6 m b c d f /,, , , , /, e g '°" , , , , h 4 ... cxd4! I consider this more accurate than the immediate 4 . . a6, after which 5 . dxc5 ! is a tempting option: 5 . . b4? ixb4) 8 .

E4 dxe4 reaches the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit of Chapter 2. 3 . ll'l f3 allows Black a choice of good replies: 3 . . ll'lf3 e6 3 . e5 The only challenging continuation. Wxd5 1xd 5 l l . liJ e2 Black gets a slightly better endgame thanks to his bishop pair. A few ga m es have reached this position, but nobody h as played the logical l l . . e5N, which not o nly gains space in the centre, but also restricts White's knight. I don't see much point in analysing the position further, as it's obvious that White will be fighting for the draw.

If5 l 7 . . We2 lll a 5!? 1 9 . t/Jg6t ©e8 22 . ixe2 :1:'lg8 . 2 0 . . if6! With the e7-pawn defended, the . . :1:'lxe6 lll d 5 I think Black's extra bishop is slightly more valuable than White's three pawns, because the pawns are a long way from becoming passed. Nevertheless White's structure is sound and he keeps reasonable chances for survival. 7 �b6 ... Pan 1 50 - l . d4 d5 lines 8 . if5 9 . liJ bd2 was seen in Kramnik Grachev, Moscow 2008. In this quiet-looking position I was surprised to discover that Black already has an opportunity to pose definite problems: 9 .

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