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By John Watson

ISBN-10: 1906454302

ISBN-13: 9781906454302

Such has been the approval for John Watson's ground-breaking works on glossy chess approach and his insightful commencing books, that it is just normal that he now offers a strategic establishing repertoire.

It is the chess-player's holy grail: a versatile repertoire that provides competitors genuine difficulties yet does not require lots of memorization or continuous research of ever-changing grandmaster thought. whereas this ebook cannot rather promise all of that, Watson deals an interesting number of strains that supply sizeable scope for over-the-board creativity and will by no means result in a lifeless draw.

The repertoire is predicated on 1 d4 and a couple of c4, following up with methodical play within the centre. Watson makes use of his giant establishing wisdom to choose crafty move-orders and toxic sequences that might strength rivals to imagine for themselves, delivering a real try of chess figuring out. all through, he discusses ideas for each side, so readers can be absolutely able to pounce on any inaccuracies, and feature the entire instruments to settle on the main acceptable plans for White.

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G5 ! b5 (D). e5? e2! b5 ( l l .. e3 ±; I I .. xg4! intending 1 2. b8 ( 1 2. d2 'ii'x al + 1 8 'ii'd l ! 'ii'xa2 1 9 0-0 'iVc4 20 'iVf3 1 -0 Raedecker-Wittmann, corr. 1 983. b) 4 ... dxc4? xf3 (or 5 ... tZ'lb8 6 tZ'le5 ±) and now 6 exf3 ! (D) is very strong, since White's minor pieces develop rapidly. f4 tZ'lg6 (7 ... c l c6 1 3 0-0 ! xc4 ! tZ'lf6 (not 8 ... lDxf4? g3 a6 l O 0-0 b5?! (but 10 ... 'iVd7 I I 'ii'b3 ! is awful for Black) I I tZ'lxb5 ! xc7) 1 4 'ii'd4 'ii'b8 1 5 'ifxa7 ! xc7 'ii'xc7 ( 1 6.

Ac8 1 6 bxc4 dxc4 1 7 11abl !. b8 1 8 lLla4 !. c) 1 3 . l:tab8 1 4 bxc4 dxc4 1 5 lLle4 and Black's pawn-structure will be further dam­ aged. ixf6 17 e3 looks like the best way to stop counterplay and secure the advantage. ac8 1 5 bxc4 dxc4 doesn't seem to give White much. ac8 1 5 bxc4 dxc4 1 6 lLle4 c5 ( 1 6 ... ab 1 has the idea 1 7 ... b5 TARRASCH DEFENCE with an edge) 1 7 �xf6 gxf6 ( 1 7 ... :tab I with a modest advantage based upon Black's kingside structure) 1 8 d5 ! :tfd 1 �e6 20 l2Jc3 !

Td2 'ii'e6 (20... tf6 22 ti:Jd5. e6 1 7 lt:Jxe7+ 'ilfxe7 1 8 'ilfe4 llxd l + ( 1 8 ... :td8 20 l:tc l , Bodiroga-Jovancic, Pancevo 2005. White has a pawn-up ending with opposite-coloured bish­ ops; probably not enough to win against accu­ rate defence, but nevertheless giving chances in a real game. trs (D) B w Now the play becomes concrete: d 1 ) 1 2 ... e I ti:Jb6 ( 1 4 .. 'ii'c8 1 5 'ili'b5 ! tf4! th3?! tc5 1 7 lt:Je6! :tac8? tc5 22 ti:Jde2 ±. d2) 1 2 ... xd5 ! :tfd8 ( l4... ti:Jxd5 1 5 lt:Jxd5 might transpose, and White This is the traditional main line of the Tar­ rasch Defence, played in thousands of games.

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