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By Efstratios Grivas

Chess university is a brand new sequence of books to take intermediate gamers to new degrees of chess figuring out. New rules are brought and instantly illustrated by means of a couple of unique and instructive examples, many drawn from the author's personal perform. quantity 2: Pawn Play discusses points of pawn play which are important to profitable chess, akin to: Semi-open dossier, remoted Pawn, Doubled Pawns, Backward Pawn, putting Pawns, Pawn Majority, Pawn Minority, imperative holiday.

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By Efstratios Grivas

Chess university is a brand new sequence of books to take intermediate gamers to new degrees of chess figuring out. New rules are brought and instantly illustrated by means of a couple of unique and instructive examples, many drawn from the author's personal perform. quantity 2: Pawn Play discusses points of pawn play which are important to profitable chess, akin to: Semi-open dossier, remoted Pawn, Doubled Pawns, Backward Pawn, putting Pawns, Pawn Majority, Pawn Minority, imperative holiday.

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F6 2 S . ad 1 �fS 2 6 . f6 Yz- Yz Bacrot - M . Gurevich, France 2000. IS .. �xc4 After 1 9 . . �xf3 2 0 . Wi xf3 Wi xf3 2 1 . gxf3 exd4 22. exd4 CtJ b 6 23 . xb6 White's extra pawn i s offset by his shattered structure. Wic2 i s a sol id way for White to play. After 7 . . axb S Whi te plays i n Catalan style. Black's best course of action is to take quickly on c4 . While White is recovering the pawn, Black can get in a quick . . e6-eS ensuring a good game. 1he queen is a little exposed on f6, s o Black should try to show that it is active rather than vulnerable.

E5 !! h6 is another idea, but it looks un natural to me. ad l lLl xg3 1 3 . g7 1 4. d5 0-0 (after Kramnik's suggested 1 4 . . �e7 Yermolinsky gives 1 5 . d6 ! ) 1 5 . dxe6 fxe6 1 6JM6 �e7 1 7. xc4! bxc4 Other moves are also possible: a) 1 2. f4 lLlxe5! leaves White's centre looking im mobile and rather fragile after 1 3 . fxe 5 ( I 3 . dxe5 lLld7) 1 3 . . lLl d7 1 4. b3 cxb3 1 6. ad l �e7 1 B . ii. e l ?! b4 1 9. 1Ll a2 a 5+ M. Mitkov Grabarczyk, Ohrid 200 1 . xe5 0-0 1 4. d6 �b6 ! An interesting ex­ change sacrifice to sap the dynamism from White's position.

Xb7 1 9. 4J e4 4J xeS 2 0 . axb S axb S 2 1 . 'lWhS � b6 (22 . . 'lWdS + -) 23 .

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