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White will play d2-d4 anyway and anticipating it, Black hurries to counterbalance in the centre. Thus he obtains good prospects for a counterplay. The main variation branches here to numerous lines. They are of more or less equal worth since the position of Black is extremely solid - in all cases White will need a deep knowledge, patience and ingenuity. A direct assault is doomed to fail against any sensible response of Black. We'll analyse in this chapter a) ll le8, b) ll. c6 and...

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This move has been suggested by Svidler (25.fixb5 Svidler - Adams, Linares 1999) 25 fixb4 (25 ,fi.b6 26.Se2 Sf6 27. e3 Bxb4 28.& d5 Sd8 29. axb4 c6 30. M> 6 Sxb6 31.1.e3 Sc7 32.Sc2 fi,b7 33.1.xh7+ < 4> h8 34.Sc5 Be8 35. h5+-) 26.axb4 b7 27.Sd3 (The black pieces are shakily placed and cannot easily parry the growing activity of White.) 27 f5 28.Sfc4+ st h8 29.ii.do b6 30.fte3 Af6 31.iJ.c7 Sd4 32.Scl Sb2 33. fi.g3 g5 34. Sc7 f4 35.fi.xf4 Bxf4 36.Sxc8+ id8 37.1.f3 Bxb4 38.Bel+-. Chapter...

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White has a great advantage in the endgame. Black's king is vulnerable and his pawns are weak. 19 4c8 20.< 4> fl < sf6 21. axb5 axb5 22. d4 g4 23.h3 ixf2 24.2xa7 2xa7 25.< S xf2 Ba2 26.fid2 2d8 27.2e2 Sd5 28.b4 . Castling is a more solid continuation that has been tested in practice numerous times. White should play 8.jLg5 h6 9-.fi.h4 b5 This is an interesting move that has not been analysed exhaustively by theory. We are going to suggest to our readers a new way for White to fight for...

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d5 14. gt c3 13Abd2 h6 14. itfl 2c8 15. lt amp g3 Se8 16.e5 d5 16 dxe5 17.dxe5 17. d3 g6 18.e6 Axe6 19.2xe6 1-0 Salas -Robert, California 1976 10 lt gt c4 Black is playing with this knight a little bit too much. It is far from clear in fact what this knight is doing on c4 and that will inevitably lead to additional retreats and relocations of the same knight. 11.d4 Ab7 It is anti-positional for Black to play ll exd4 12.cxd4 d5 13.e5 Black cannot equalize after 11 3M7 12.Se2 2e8 13.a4 Af8 14.b3...

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White can now start his king-side assault because Black has no counterplay at all. Notice that the black knight cannot control the e5-square This is an essential prerequisite for White's successful attack. 29 exf4 30. xf4 2fe8 31. f3 4 gt g7 32. gt d4 f5 This is a desperate attempt to change the development of the fight, but it gets refuted swiftly. 33.fia8 fixa8 34.2xa8 2xa8 35.ex 5 -, and Black is hopeless, Stein - Matanovic, Tel Aviv 1964. The 12 M.d7 variation enjoys a good reputation and...