By John Watson
Such has been the approval for John Watson's ground-breaking works on glossy chess procedure and his insightful establishing books, that it's only normal that he now offers a strategic beginning repertoire.
It is the chess-player's holy grail: a versatile repertoire that offers rivals genuine difficulties yet doesn't require lots of memorization or continuous examine of ever-changing grandmaster concept. whereas this e-book can't relatively promise all of that, Watson bargains an exciting number of strains that supply enormous scope for over-the-board creativity and may by no means bring about 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 great beginning wisdom to select crafty move-orders and toxic sequences that may strength competitors to imagine for themselves, supplying a real attempt of chess figuring out. all through, he discusses ideas for each side, so readers could be totally able to pounce on any inaccuracies, and feature all of the instruments to settle on the main acceptable plans for White.
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E6? id7 ! and not only does White threaten 'iff3 but Black can hardly move. c3) 5 ... ig4 8 ltJe5 with the centre and initiative: 8 ... ih5 9 g4! ie3 ltJ8d7? I I 0-0-0! id6 1 2 f4 with a win ning game for White. tf5 (D) This is called the Baltic Defence. e6 with no draw backs he gets a Queen's Gambit Declined with his bishop in front of the pawn-chain. White can either allow this or immediately change the central situation: 43 UNORTHODOX QUEEN'S GAMBIT counterplay. This is a practical choice without theoretical pretensions.
C3 1 ) 1 0... f4 ! (or 1 2 d5 ! e? xc7 ! and now 1 5 ... d6 or 1 5 . �xc7 1 6 d5 ! ;. c32) 10 . ;) l l . g4 ( l l . 'ifd5 ! tfS 1 2 tt:lh4! :c8 1 3 tt:lf6+ ! xf3 �xd4 ( 1 3 . Vukovic-Kostic, Yugoslav Ch, Zagreb 1 946; White has an active bishop-pair on a wide open board. e7 Over the years, other moves have fallen by the wayside: a) 7 . e3 cxd4 (8 . ;. cxd4 8 tt:lxd4 'iib6 9 tt:lxc6! (a stan dard resolution of the pawn-centre which works when White is ahead in development) 9 ... e? I I tt:la4 !
D3 ( 1 7 ... l:Ixb3? b5 ( 1 8 ... l:Ia3 i.. l:Ia6 24 'ii'c 3 ± J. Watson-Ghokale, Linares 1 999. b) 1 1 .. l:Ib 1 ( 1 3 lt::lxc6 bxc6 1 4 e3 'ii'a5 1 5 lt::le4 ! lt::lx d4! l:Ic5 ! (but computer engines no tice things like this) 1 5 i.. l:tg 1 + favours White; this may be the best he can do. c4 in the Tarrasch. At this point it recommends 1 1 ... h6, to which it devotes 39 small-print pages of analysis! Let me hit upon some of the key issues. Play goes 1 2 lt::lxc6 bxc6 1 3 i.. f4 is a sensible alternative; without going into too many details, the most interesting line to me is 1 3 ...