By John Watson; Graham Burgess
Introduces readers to the names and beginning strikes of the most chess openings, whereas highlighting numerous devastating commencing traps.
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Idea puts pressure on White, as 10 h3? ixf3 1 1 'ifxf3 exd4 costs him a pawn. 36 6 5 4 3 2a) Black moves White plans d4, with an ideal centre, and then to develop by tLlbd2, and if possible tLlfl -g3, freeing the c l -bishop. Black's main defences all hinder this manoeuvre see the next three diagrams. 2b) Black moves This is the Chigorin Defence, 9 . . c2 c 5 1 1 d4. Now 1 l . V/Jic7 1 2 tLlbd2 tLlc6 1 3 d5 closes the game, 1 1 . cxd4 1 2 cxd4 exd4 opens it, while 1 1 . tLld7 1 2 tLlbd2 exd4 1 3 cxd4 unbalances matters.
C6 ! is an excellent gambit. 4 dxc6?! tbxc6 gives Black a superb grip on d4 and the centre, and leaves White's pawns weak. 4 d4 cxd5 is covered on page 47. 4) White moves This is a neat idea for Black. Vxd5 gives Black additional ideas with ... f5 5 c4 e6! 6 dxe6 t'bc6! leads to crazy gambit play. After 7 exf7+? �xf7, Black attacks on the e-file. 5) Black moves 3 ... g4?! b5+ is awkward for Black, while 3 .. 'iVxd5 4 t'bc3 is similar to the 2 .. '�xd5 lines. 3 ... t'bxd5 4 d4, with c4 of ten to follow soon, gives White a space ad vantage.
9 ... lbc5 10 c3 d4 (2b) is more ambitious. xe6 lbxe6 1 2 cxd4 lt"Jcxd4 a4 i s the positional approach, while lbg5 ! is a sensational idea, based l l . xg5 1 2 'ii'f3 ! , when Black has good way to keep his extra piece. xf2 f6, with great complications. 10 'iVd3 prepares lbbd2, but 1 0 .. f5 firmly supports the e4-knight. 41 b c d e g 13 11 on no h 4) White moves 8 lt"Jxd4 looks devastating, but the idea is 8 ... , with a draw if White takes on h2. 8 c4 !? is an ambitious gambit: 8 ... b4 9 cxd5 or 8 .