A

Al) 4 a6 5 sge2 b5 6 & f4 Wb6 7 d5 1-0 O.Korneev-W.Hettler, Hamburg 1993. a2) 4 > c6 5 ib5 Wd7 6 f4 e5 7 dxe5 i.b4+ 8 c3 i.a5 9 f3 a6 10 bd4 ge7 11 JLc4 0-0 12 0-0 (12 e6 ) 12 b5 13 .xf7+ 1-0 J.Lutes-B.Meissen, Chicago 1988. bl) 4 > f3 Ag4 5 M4 e6 6 h3 .xf3 7 W i3 c6 8 d3 Wf6 9 Wg3 h6 10 i.g5 Wg6 11 b5 cxb5 (Il tf5) 12 Wxb8+ Sxb8 13 .xb5 1-0 R.Teich-mann-NN, Berlin 1914. b21) 4 c6 5 f3i.g46d5 e5 7 ixe5 .xdl 8 i.b5+ c6 9 dxc6 c7 10 cxb7+ id 8 11 sxf7 1-0 Mieses-Oeh-quist, Nuremberg 1895....

Chapman Halliwell

A) 1 e6 2 < f3 f5 3 g3 lf6 4 i.g2 d5 5 0-0 i.d6 6 c4 c6 7 c2 0-0 8 b3 < & e4 9 i.b2 id7 10 < & e5 Wf6 11 f3 xe5 12 dxe5 i.c5+ 13 & hl ixg3+ 0-1 E.Griin-feld-C.Torre, Baden-Baden 1925. bl) 2 c4 e6 3 < & c3 if6 4 > f3 i.e7 5 g3 0-0 6 JLg2 d5 7 0-0 c6 8 flbl ie4 9 & d7 10 f3 > xe5 11 dxe5 Wb6+ 12 e3 ixc3 0-1 Tampe-Misink, E.Germany 1972. b2) 2 g3 3 JLg2 e6 4 c4 d5 5 < ih3 i.e7 6 0-0 0-0 7 d2 < c6 8 e3 e5 (this loses a pawn for nothing) 9 dxe5 )xe5 10 cxd5 xd5 (and...

Ge

9 ide5 10 Wxd8+ < & xd8 11 h3 tfi6 12 f4 followed by 0-0-0 is awkward for Black. 10 ixe6 Wh4+ 11 g3 ff6 12 c7+ fedS 12 4> e7 is met by 13 < SY7d5+ and 2 & fl by 13 c4+. 1 e4 d6 2 d4 )f6 3 c3 c6 4 f4 Wa5 5 id2 5 i.d3 e5 6 i.g4 7 i.e3 exf4 8 i.xf4 b6 9 ia4 Wa5+ 10 he , Wb4 11 a3 fcb2 12 ia4 (a standard queen trap) 12 JLxf3 13 gxf3 1-0 Gesos-Spiridonov, Athens 1989. This allows the black queen to be trapped. 8 ig4 9 Hb3 (9 )b5 cxb5 10 Sb3 Wxa2 11 c 1 is ineffective since the black...

Sicilian Defence

Budapest 1948 1 e4 c5 2 b4 cxb4 (D) 2 e5 3 .b2 fc7 4 > f3 lf6 5 ic3 b6 6 id5 Wd8 (6 > xd5) 7 sxe5 1-0 N.Jennewein-H.Engel, Mehlingen 1992. 7 > xe4 8 f3. al) 3 k64d4d5 5exd5l'xd5 6c4 bxc3 7 & xc3 Wxd4 8 d5 Wxdl-H 9 Sxdl id7 10 )b6++ 1-0 Romanenko-Bezuglov, USSR 1969. a2) 3 d5 4 exd5 fxd5 5 c4 te4+ 6 J.e2 c6 7 > f3 e5 8 0-0 i.c5 9 xe5 xe5 10 d4 i.h3 11 f3 (11 gxh3 0-0-0) ll Wg6 12 Sf2 0-0-0 13 Wa4 Sxd4 0-1 T.Espig-J.Bruggemann, Zinnowitz 1970. bl) 3 lc6 4 axb4 tf6 5 b5 b8 6 e5 c7 7 d4...

E

5 d3 & g4 6 c3 c6 7 34 0-0 8 la3 He8 9 JLf4 b5 10 d4 xf4 11 xf4 xd3 (Black is already much better) 12 h3 We3 13 Wg3 > e5 0-1 Lungmuss-U.Faure, corr. 1961. a) 5 0-0 6 e4 (6 e3) 6 Se8 7 d3 g4 8 JLe2 lxh2 9 & xh2 i.g3+ 10 < fl Wd4 0-1 P.Lang-H.Multhopp, Philadelphia 1995. d3) 7 1 xd6 8 & f2 ig4+ 9 gl > e3 0-1 L.Tavares da Silva-H.van Riemsdijk, S o Paulo 1991. 10 i.f5 11 sd4 & xg3+ 12 < > fl 12 hxg3 1 xd4 13 0-0 is good for Black, but the game continues. 14 & gl i.f2 or 14...

Gibbs LSchmid

Lugano 1968 1 e4 foi6 2 foci a) 2d3 al) 2 foc6 3 f4 e5 4 fxe5 foxe5 5 foci foigAl 6 d4 fh4+ 7 g3 f6 8 > h3 if3+ 9 < & e2 & xd4+ 10 4d3 te5+ 11 < 4> xd4 i.c5+ 12 & xc5 b6+ 13 & d5 Wd6 0-1 De Remusat-Napoleon, Paris 1802. This famous game is most likely fabricated. a2) 2 e5 3 g3 d5 4 fod2 c5 5 i.g2 dxe4 6 dxe4 .xf2+ 7 & xf2 fogA+ 8 < & f3 (8 < & e2) 8 Wf6+ 9 < & e2 f2+ 10 > d3 Wd4+ 11 < & e2 e3+ 12 < & fl Wf2 0-1 Lastovicka-Vykydal, Brno 1971. a3)...

Benko Gambit

3 d6 4 if3 g6 5 g3 i.g7 6 kg2 b5 (a slightly delayed Benko) 7 cxb5 a6 8 bxa6 fa5+ 9 ic3 )e4 10 Wc2 ixc3 11 Id2lra4 0-1 Spassov-A.Adoijan, Sochi 1977. 4 f3 bxc4 5 thc3 g6 6 e4 d6 7 i.xc4 i.g7 8 e5 dxe5 9 )xe5 0-0 10 0-0 sbd7 11 k6 1-0 R.Gokhale-J.Cadillon, Linares 1997. 5 e3 axb5 6 xb5 Wa5+ 7 lc3 i.b7 8 Ad2 Wb6 9 Ac4 e6 10 cl (10 e4) 10 ,4 11 Wb3 exd5 0-1 M.Do-manski-O.Schlesinger, Giessen 1991. 12 & fl xb3 13 axb3 Hxal or 12 *xb4 cxb4. 5 > c3 axb5 6 e4 b4 7 & b5 & xe4 (7 -d6 is...

Hbdl D

Mel is the main line, and is based on a little trap that has claimed plenty of victims a 7h3 gt gxe5 8 gt xe5 xe5 9a3 id3 0-l Flament-Gedult, Paris 1970. bl 7 icxe5 8 axb4 amp d3 0-1 Henricksen-Pedersen, Bronsh0j 1937 and V.Subbraman-M.Munteanu, Mamaia girls U-12 Wch 1991. b2 7 lt amp gxe5 8 axb4 lt Sd3 0-1 G.Schott-F.Alefs, Nuremberg 1987 and Garn-Hacker, Oberwart 1987.

Caro Kann Defence

2 d3 d5 3 d2 dxe4 4 dxe4 e5 5 gf3 JLc5 this attempt to defend e5 tactically falls into a known opening trap 6 lt xe5 i.xf2 7 ixf2 to-i- 8 iel xe5 9 sc4 Wxe4 10 i.e2 Black has severe defensive difficulties here W Wxg2 11 sd6 if8 12 Sfl i.e6 13 ixf7 1-0 Kristinsson-Bjarnason, Icelandic corr. Ch 1986. 4 jtb5 i.d7 5 fa4 dxe4 6 Axd7 gt xd7 1 'txe4 hc5 8 c4 lt amp d3 it's incredible that White has managed to weaken d3 so much in just eight moves 9 ie2 He8 10 Wxd3 xd3 11 ixd3 Sxcl 12 ie2 g6 White is...

Exdxdff

4 ih6 5 d4 lg4 6 .g5 f6 7 i.h4 5 8 d2 lfe7 9 ic3 10 4f2 i.f4 11 ' gl i.h6 0-1 K.Stummer-H.Wittels-berger, Wiesbaden 1992. 4 i.g4 5 e3 Wf6 6 c3 se7 7 lt e4 i.xf3 8 gt xf6 1-0 Z.Vargyas-F.Veg-vari, Hungarian Cht 1993 4. a 5 e3 5 d4 5 g5 6 g3 h5 7 fe2 Ag4 8 Ag2 h4 9 Wf2 h3 10 Afl Bh6 11 i.e2 Sf6 12 0-0 e5 0-1 A.Andersson-P.Jaatinen, corr. 1975. White can play on by giving up his queen 13 xe5 Hxf2 14 Sxf2 Jixe.2 15 M7. b 5 e4 g5 6 i.b5 g4 7 amp xc6 7 ld4 7 bxc6 8 e5 gxf3 9 exd6 Wh4 10 amp fl fxg2...

Sokolsky Opening b

1 e6 2 i.b2 gt f6 3 a3 i.e7 4 e3 0-0 5 d3 h6 6 f3 b6 7 g4 i.b7 or 7 kg4 8 Sgl 8 g5 hxg5 9 lxg5 Axhl this allows a forced mate 10 . amp xf6 g6 11 Wh5 1-0 Chernyshov-Les, Khabarovsk 1970. 2 d6 3 a3 e5 4 tf3 d7 5 e3 .e7 6 c4 c6 7 cxd5 cxd5 8 lc3 f6 9 b5 b8 10 Scl d8 11 fixc8 l-0A.Sok-olsky-Krupsky, Belorussian Ch 1960. 3 f3 lt 0gf6 4 e3 g6 5 c4 dxc4 6 xc4 D When White has opened 1 b4, Black tends not to expect instant tactics however, care is needed in any position.

Miscellaneous First Moves

1 e3 gt f6 2 b3 g6 3 i.b2 .g7 4 f4 d5 5 tf3 c5 6 Ae2 ic6 7 0-0 0-0 8 le5 d4 9 xc6 bxc6 10 i.f3 sd5 11 ffel i.a6 12 i.e2 JLxe2 13 Wxe2 d3 0-1 P.Pint-Ju.Horvath, Zalakaros 1994. I d5 2 g3 3 JLg2 c6 4 d2 e5 5 e4 i.d6 6 le2 0-0 7 0-0 la6 8 amp hl b6 9 exd5 cxd510 b3 h611 e3 d4 12 i.d2 White has played the opening mindlessly, and doesn't even have a threat here 3 Ae6 4 b3 gt f6 5 Wxb7 amp bd7 6 te3 6 cxd5 6 Sb8 7 fxa7 c6 8 cxd5 cxd5 9 d4 Wfc8 10 tf3 Ha8 11 sb5 Sxa7 12 amp xa7 a6 0-1...