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It is necessary to prevent e5 Przewoznik-Uhlmann, Poland 1980 continued 11 > bd2 e5 12 dxeS xe5 13 > xe5 (13 Wc2 is equafy 13 & xe5 14 e2 (14 > f3 may be better) 14 Bc8 15 > f3 Ag4 16 tfdl Bad8 17 .e3Wxb218 Ad4b6 19 h3 )xf3+ 20 xf3 & xf3 21 xf3 e2 22 f4 We4 23 g5 h6 24 Vd2 Wf5 25 xf6 Wxf6 26 Badl b5 27 H> 2 a6 28 a4 bxa4 29 Bal f3 30 Sxa4 Oe2 31 tfcl flf8 32 dl Sxf2 0-1. This is the most popular try in contemporary practice but the alternatives merit consideration a) 1 l d7 12...

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The idea is to reach positions similar to those which arise from 5 & ge7, while thwarting & a3 because of cxd4 and JLxa3. The attraction of the line for Black is that it avoids main-line theory. Sveshnikov's remedy 6 dxcS is the critical continuation, with White generally emerging on top. Sveshnikov pounces on the chance to exploit the unusual move-order. The idea is that the exchange on cS lures the bishop out, presenting White with the options of xh6 followed by 1U2, or b4-bS, which...

Kupreichik Variation

The system that is signified by 5 SLe3 is known as the Kupreichik Variation. For a long time it has been regarded as a doubtful continuation, with Lewis in 1835 suggesting S , jLd7 and JIc8 as the antidote. In modern tournament practice the Byelorussian is predestined to add his name to the line, due to his large number of games that have proved it to be a viable weapon. The primary idea is to avoid the main lines by delaying the development of the king's knight 5 e3 (105) A committal but solid...

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Even at this early stage Black is obliged to go on the defensive by thwarting White's plan of an eventual Wh4. On 16 f6 17 exf6 xf6 18 E> g4 g7 19 i4 U8 20 > g5 h5 21 xg6 Black is destroyed. which he will not get the time to put into effect. After Ab5 the idea is that White's attack will be stunted, while a rook invading at c3 will prove to be a distraction. The only way to make an impression on the game is to play 18 f6 19 exf6 & xf6 20 & xf6+ Sxf6 21 & g5 , but this is in White's...