Black plays d

The growing popularity of 2 d5 is somewhat annoying for anyone with the White pieces because it is generally acknowledged that Black's immediate challenge to the centre is the best retort. Although White is not able to dictate matters by choosing a thematic continuation featuring jtc4 or J b5, there is no need for complete despair. The opening experts assume Black has done well if he can equalise in a variation and it has to be admitted that in some lines this is the case. However, the path to...

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At last the pawn leaves the board and Hebden has a big advantage. The game continued 19 20 gt xc5 Wa5 21 e3 h3 22 amp hl a3 23 Sf2 amp a6 24 f5 the quickest breakthrough 24 gxf5 25 gxf5 M.cS 26 fxe6 Axe6 27 Safl dxc4 28 gt xe6 fxe6 29 dxc4 Hb7 30 f3 Wei 31 xc6 Wdl Now just about anything wins, but I reckon Hebden could have wrapped the game up in style with 32 Wc5 Wc7 32 Wei 33 Wc8 Wd8 34 Wxb7 - 33 Bf8 Sxf8 34 Wxf8 amp dl 35 Bdl 4 gt c6 36 Bd6 lt i gt c5 37 Bd5 lt i gt b6 38 Wb4 lt i gt a6 39...

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A 8 a6 9 a4 d6 10 g5 gt e5 10 h6 11 amp xf7 4 gt xf7 12 exf5 d5 13 Wh5 4 gt g8 14 f6 dxc4 15 fxg7 Wd4 16 4 gt hl Wxg7 17 Jtxh6 Wg6 18 Bf8 lt 4 gt h7 19 Bf7 lt gt g8 20 fiafl and Black has to give up Gik 11 Wh5 4 gt d7 11 H6 12 xe6 - 12 amp xf7 We8 13 Axe6 lt 4 gt xe6 14 exf5 4 gt d7 15 f6 JLxf6 16 Bxf6 Gik-Wolf, Moscow 1966. b 8 d5 9 exd5 exd5 10 JLb3 1x6 11 g5 bl ll d7 12 amp e2 h6 13 amp f3 13 h3 looks even better for White g6 14 c3 Wc7 15 1x3 b6 16 d4 f4 17 d2 0-0 18 Wcl cxd4 19 amp xf4 dxc3...

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British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data. A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, by any means, without prior permission of the publisher. Edited by Tim Harding and typeset by Chess Mail Ltd., Dublin Printed in Great Britain by Redwood Books, Trowbridge, Wilts for the publishers, B. T. Batsford Ltd. 583 Fulham Road, London SW6 5BY To Fran ois Mertens Acknowledgements I would like to thank Gustaaf...