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Alternatives are more risky O 6 c5 (this is good for White) 7 g5 f6 8 h4 d6 (8 h5 looks horrible and was duly punished after 9 ig6 lh7 10 Wf3 d6 11 xf6 & g4 12 xd8 xO 13 ixc7+ < 4> xd8 14 sxa8 & e4 15 sxf8 lh8 16 f3 & f5 17 g4 hxg4 18 fxg4 & e4 19 0-0 d5 20 d3 < 5 521 xe4dxe422b4 1-0, Trajkovic-Henriksen, corr. 1967) 9 & xf6 se7 (9 gxf6 10 Wh5+ -4 d7 11 Wf5+ 12 < 2M6+ & e7 13 d5+ < 4> e8 14 Wh5+ -4 d7 15 Wf7+ se7 16 < 5V6+ ' c6 17 i.xe6 is...

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It is not surprising that Black has a wide range of possibilities in this position. He can exchange on c3 to prevent White's typical manoeuvre ie2-g3, he can pin the knight with Ag4, or he can simply defend the e5 pawn. Here are some practical examples O 7 & xc3 8 bxc3 & g4 9 h3 AxO 10 WxO (this structure often arises after 7 d3 it is very slightly better for White because he has chances to becomes active with f4, coupled with c4 and Ab2 to exert pressure on the long diagonal the problem...

Nunn Smejkal Bundesliga

I e4 e5 2 < 5jD < 5jc6 3 < 5jc3 < 5jK 4 Ab5 b4 5 0-0 0-0 6 d3 d6 7 & gS Axe3 8 bxc3 i.d7 The threat is 9 h6 10 M4 < Je7 and then neither 11 Axd7 < Jxd7 nor II Axf6 Axb5 promises White a real advantage, while otherwise the knight arrives on g6 with gain of tempo. The alternative is 8 h6 9 & h4 and now 9 < & h8 (a curious idea Black cannot play 9 g5 because of 10 > xg5, but now g5 is possible) 10 Wd2 (10 lei Sg8 11 d4 We7 12 Wd3 was probably better, as in Bol-land-Euwe,...

New Ideas in the Four Knights

Publishers since 1866 115 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011 trademark of Henry Holt and Company, Inc. Copyright 1993 by John Nunn All rights reserved. First published in the United States in 1993 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc. Originally published in Great Britain in 1993 by B. T. Batsford Ltd. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 92-5674 ISBN 0-8050-2629-0 (An Owl Book pbk.) All first editions are printed on acid-free paper. Adviser R. D. Keene, GM, OBE...