By Jacob Aagaard
The Panov-Botvinnik assault is a sturdy, classical attacking approach for White opposed to the Caro-Kann: White develops quick and assaults the centre, placing speedy strain at the black position.
By stressing the major issues, the writer prepares avid gamers not only to place their items at the correct squares within the starting, yet to grasp the common plans in all the constructions that could arise.
Cadogan's new effortless consultant sequence represents a brand new method of chess openings books: simply enough aspect and barely enough rationalization to permit readers to play a gap with self belief, with out months of memorising conception - the straightforward technique to grasp a chess starting.
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Maybe in such a case your opponent's advantage in knowledge and experience (eru- A Few Ideas . . ) will be minimised. For this purpose, I think, the Blumenfeld Gamhit is ideal, an opening with which I have done very well in tournaments. The Blumenfeld Gambit, 'refuted' 'bad', forgotten, little played, is better in just such a case than tired and well k nown lines in the Queen's I ndian or Modern Benoni. Of course, in this digression I have only sketched the problem. I am aware that the matter is much more complex.
E? xd6 (9 . . xe5 d5. We have an unusual position, and one which is in need of further practical tests. xc4 is best met by 9 . . exd5! 1 0 exd5 d6! ; 1 0 . . ll he 1 ! e4! is too risky. The sacrificial line 8 . . f6 + ! ( I I 0-0-0?! e5 f6 1 3 lL! f7 fxg5 is unclear) I I . . xf6. Going back to the position after 8 e4, and assuming an eventual exchange on f6, the most promis ing plan at Black's disposal is probably . . b7, . . ll g8, . . ll b8 or . . 0-0-0, . . d6. White has two equally playable alternatives, castling long or castling short.
D5, and on the next move 9 . . axb5 (instead of 9 . . td3 lLlc6 with only a slight advantage to White. Summary : 6 lLlbd2 is an inter esting move but one which is in need of further practical tests. In conclusion, 5 . . 'ir'a5 + leads to exciting and unconventional play where Black has reasonable prospects! The Blumenfeld Gambit Declined B. 5 . . i. f4 d6 8 e4 a6 (8 . . l:!. i. h2 ttJd7 16 ttJc4 •r6 17 Wd2 g5 with approximate equality, Pre ise-Spielmann, Magdeburg 1 927. Black controls the very important e5 and f4 squares and this is sufficient compensation for the c4 square.