Arsen Attack

This opening borders on orthodox countrv. and indeed 1 & f3 2 b3 is now a common sight on the tournament scene. The 44purer version which allows 1 e5 is somewhat less common, however, and so we will glance at the line, giving a suggestion for Black which we feel allows him to play with confidence. To those who protest that the opening ought to be named after Owen, who played it on numerous occasions over a century ago, we point out that it was also seen in Suhle-Anderssen, 1859. Nimzowitsch...

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Gives three options for Black, all of which he concludes, erroneously, are good for Black. 6 d5 7 lc3 gives White a tremendous advantage. Myers analyses only the stupid move 7 Myers gives 9 Ae3 Wa5 10 & dl & c6 11 b3 d8 T. But after 9 c4 White has a very big lead in development. In short, if you wish to answer 1 c4 with 1 g5, do so, but do not play this silly gambit THE BEEFEATER (ANOTHER D.JIN) 1 c4 g6 2 & c3 Ag7 3 d4 c5 4 d5 jfcxc3+ 5 be fS Dzindzihashvili actually played this in the...

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White now has the opportunity to launch a variety of favourable combinations, but it is clear that Black's position is already far from satisfactory. White is better developed and he controls the vital a-file as well as the al-h8 diagonal. Inaugurating the combination. Black must accept the pawn sacrifice since after fe fe the king's pawn would fall to the combined onslaught of the white pieces. was also playable, but the text is more accurate. Black cannot allow the knight to reach...

Chameleon Sicilian

1 e4 e5 2 > e2 with 3 & bc3, or 2 < Sc3 < Sc6 3 < & ge2 White's strategy is subtly to trick Black into playing the wrong Sicilian variation. This system has been employed with frequent success by American GM Andy Soltis (nowr you know what to do about one American GM ). We recommend the Chameleon for people who like the open Sicilian but haven't come to grips with the Najdorf or the Dragon. At the very least. Black will lose clock time figuring out if you are going to open or...