By Carsten Hansen
The Symmetrical platforms of the English commencing represent a wide and critical region of recent chess beginning conception. The strategic kind to be chanced on inside of this e-book is excellent: from the sedate Symmetrical version to the wild gambit traces of the Anti-Benoni, and virtually every little thing in among! This ebook offers distinctive insurance of the speculation of all traces stemming from 1 c4 c5. It comprises many adaptations that frequently come up from various openings solely, resembling the Semi-Tarrasch, or while White avoids a Benko or Benoni. a specific spotlight is the dialogue of the Hedgehog, which a favored workhorse for lots of event gamers, because it permits Black to play for a win with out taking undue dangers. through the booklet, even though, Hansen exhibits that during many traces looked via loads of gamers as dull or boring, there's lots of scope to liven the sport up, if one is aware the subtleties.
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Wxh7t!! � 3 . '\Wxf2 4. Wxc4!! l. d7 ( 1 point) 4J�xd5+- 2 ... �xe6t l"ld7 5 . Wfd3 Ex. 3-7 ' A. Ele1 is followed by: 4 ... Wi'xfl �xfl-+ Effectively Black has an extra pawn in this ending. Wfxf6!! E:fl ( 1 point) 2 ... ttlxf6, not only threatening mate on g8, but also attacking the queen on d7. �fl Elh1 t-+ 1-0 Ex. 5... c6! Pod orn ' Ex. Wfa5t!! b5! Ex. Wi'b5± is less clear. Wi'c6 Elc8 leads to a repetition of moves. Wfxg7t!! d8t! dxc6! ( 1 point) 2 ... �h5# or 2 ... :ll:h3#. �f6t?? Elg8t Elxg8-+.
5-7 -( � * 8 8 7 7 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h a b c d e f g h a b c d e f g h 5 4 3 2 1 a b c d e f g h 52 Solutions Ex. 5-1 Ex. lt'Jc3! ixc3+- A natural plan quickly leads to victory. ( 1 point) The position is simplified, and Black is saddled with a weakness on d5. 2 ... @g5! @h6 Threatening mate on the back rank. ixb4 cxb4 4J:�b5t ( 1 point) 3 ... @f8 4 . . Wa6 is met by 5J'hd5. 1-0 3 ... �h7 Ex. 5-2 If 4 ... Wg7 and the pawn will soon queen. a4! Ex. 5-4 ( 1 point) White wins two pawns.
C4 Diagram 5-5 8 It is clear that Black has not obtained sufficient compensation. White wants to swap off some pieces in order to avoid possible counterplay. xd5 5 The simplest, as the bishop is very well placed on d5. f4± 4 3 2 12... d7 Opening up the way for the white king. a b c d e f g h L. Diagram 5-6 8 Otherwise the bishop could be in danger after g3-g4. a3t! Activating the other bishop. 15 ... �dl 7 White continues to improve the position of his pieces. Wf2 would be even better. 18 ... +- 4 3 2 White now noticed that 20 .