Guy

Black should finish his development as quickly as possible with 11 J.b4 (gaining a tempo ), castling at the first opportunity. But what I call 'sensing the tempo' apparently passed Suetin by. If White wishes to punish his opponent for neglecting his development, then he has to open the position. 13 ' lxe4 would have been better (exchanges are usually to the advantage of the defending side). After 14 & xe4 dxe4 15 d5 Wg6 16 JUi5 (Razuvaev's recommendation) 16 17 Sel White has an advantage....

Jgc

Stubbornresistance(26 b6was less precise because of 27 Aa3). Now Black has restored the threat 0f )d3 and simultaneously prevented the white pieces from developing any activity. One possible continuation is 27 ta2 cxb3 28 axb3 Af5 29 a3 (or 29 Be2 & xc2 30 Bxc2 ftd3) 29 xc3 30 kxel kxc2 31 M.xf6 xf3+ 32 gxf3 xel+ 33 fcel Bxel+ 34 if2 Be6 35 Ag5 Axb3 winning. White's grip on the centre. Unnecessary complications would follow 28 J.f5 29 Aa3 xf3+ 30 xf3 (30 & f2 xel 31 i.xc5 Be2+ 32 & fl...

Prophylactic thinking

The idea of prophylaxis was put forward by Nimzowitsch. He defined a prophylactic as 'a measure which is taken with the aim of preventing something which is undesirable from a positional point of view'. In his renowned book My System, Nimzowitsch examined in detail such preventative measures as over-protection of strategically important points pawn chains and thwarting the opponent's freeing pawn moves. The role of prophylaxis in chess is, according to Nimzowitsch, exceptionally important. He...

Info

White resigned in view of 55 Sbl Af2+ 56 *fl Sh8. White resigned in view of 55 Sbl Af2+ 56 *fl Sh8. Playing with pawns forming useful pawn structures Many years ago, when Yusupov was still a candidate master, I noted in his exercise book that 'Artur finds it difficult to decide upon a sudden change in the character of a struggle, in particular when it involves sharp pawn moves and a change in the pawn structure'. To concentrate on correcting this fault, we carefully examined these instances in...

Sensing the tempo

The assessment of a position is determined by three basic factors material, the placing of pieces and pawns (the safety of the king, the presence of weaknesses, etc.), and time. The role of time in chess is a complex one. In tactical positions every tempo can have a decisive significance. In situations of strategic manoeuvring the time factor is often less important. In many kinds of sport there is a concept known as the 'sense of rhythm'. In their best years the football team Dynamo Kiev...

Modern treatments of the Dutch Defence

We are going to familiarise you with the basic ideas of the Stonewall structure of the Dutch Defence, and also touch on the Leningrad System. v To be honest, the move l f5has never struck me as being position-ally correct. When faced with it I usually avoid the main lines in the opening, and instead prepare some kind of rarely seen distribution of forces which still has a definite strategic foundation. In both systems mentioned above I aim to develop my king's knight to h3. The f3-square...

Mark Dvoretsky

It gives me great pleasure to present you with the fourth book in the series based upon material from the Dvoretsky-Yusupov school for gifted young chess players. For those who are not familiar with our previous publications Training for the Tournament Player, Opening Preparation and Technique for the Tournament Player , would like to make it clear that we have carried out various thematic sessions at the school, devoted to important areas of chess development. We have not had enough time to...

Ldk

There is no time for 25, bxc2 because of the threat of 26 xh6. 25 f4 26 Bxh6 fxg3 27 h8 amp f7 28 Bf4 is also bad. The prophylactic 25 amp h8 would have won 26 cxb3 f4, breaking the communication between the h4-rook and the pawn on d4, and preparing the blow 27 Bxc3 alternatively, 26lg6Bxc3 26 Bf7 27Bxh6 gxh6 28 xh6 lt g8 29 h8 tetl and White soon runs out of checks. Typesetter's note This note contains a flaw. After 26 cxb3 f4 White can play 27 Bg6. In order to prevent a deadly sacrifice on h6...