A Strategic Opening Repertoire by John Donaldson, Philip Peterson

By John Donaldson, Philip Peterson

This new version of A Strategic beginning Repertoire is either revised and multiplied. The traces awarded right here – in keeping with 1. Nf3, 2.c4 and 3.g3 – will serve a participant good all through his occupation as they're in keeping with good positional rules with an emphasis on knowing instead of memorizing.

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Axh3 ! f4 f5 1 9. lll t2 �h5 20. exf4 g5 22. �b2+ W g8 2 3 . l:be l ± Vaganian­ Martorelli, Reggio Emilia 1 995] 9. J. b4 Jl.. b5 � d4?! Natural, but wrong. Black should have tried either 1 2 . . �e7 o r 1 2 . . �b8 (see Anastasian­ Dydyshko, Katowice 1 993). g4 Compare this po­ sition with Psakhis-Wang (game 3). The only differences are that White is castled, Black has . J:�e8 in, and the a-file is closed. That means White doesn't have �b l -a l -a7, but he does have the pleasant choice between the Fischer Rook-lift with l:i:b l -b3-a3 and the simple and strong plan of a2-a4a5-a6.

Xa8 1: e8 2 9 . \t fl til b6 · JO. l:he8+ lil xe8 3 1 . -i. i. i. g5 39. Af2 W f7 ? \\ e t ? • [4 I . Ab5 ! lil xd5?? 4 2 . A c4 e6 4 3 . b5+- ] 4 l . . e4 fxe4+ 43. W d3 lil b6 45. A b 7 A h6 46. <&t> e4 lil d 7 47 . i g5 4 8 . W f3 lil b 6 4 9 . ii.. c3 h4 5 0 . gx h 4 A x h 4 5 1 . i. g5 53 . i b 5 A c t 54. Aet 'iil e7 5 5 . i h4+ g5 56. A e l 'iil f6 5 7 . A e2 W g6 5 8 . i. g4 'iil f6 5 9 . ii.. fJ 'iii g 6 6 0 . w d J A f4 6 1 . \t' e4 A c t 6 2 . i g4 'iil f6 6 3 . ii.. e6 'iil g6 64.

Ab2 0 c 5 1 5 . � b4 ! White wou ld be ready for l::tb l -a l and ktfl -d l with d3 -d4 in the offing. The Queen on b4 holds back . . d5 and attacks by Black are much less dangerous with the Knight on c5 instead of on g4 . b2 h5 1 6 . 1I a 1 ii. h 6 1 7. d4 White opens the game up in order to get at the weaknesses in Black's position. /t)xd4 /t) xd4 2 t . f e7 There is no good answer to the twin threats of 2 3 . /t) c S and 2 3 . Qc 3 . c5! /t)xd6 l: dS ••• ••. Axb7?! Much too complicated. White had an easy win with 29 .

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