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Line with 8. ¤ b3.

Van Den Berg John (NED) - Larsen Bent (DEN), Beverwijk (Netherlands)
1959

8. ¤ b3
Let's examine a variation in which White immediately retreats his
knight to b3; taking control of the d5-square, he does not hurry to develop the
c1-bishop to e3. 8... ¤ c6 9. ¢ h1 [9. f4 b5! 10. ¥ f3 b4 11. ¤ d5 ¤ d5 12. ed
¤ a5=] 9... ¥ e6 10. f4 a5!? In the following lines absence of the bishop at e3
turns out to White's benefit: [10... ¤ a5 11. f5 ¥ c4 12. ¤ a5 ¥ e2 13. £ e2 £ a5
14. g4! £ b4 (14... ¦ ac8 15. g5 ¦ c3? 16. gf• ) 15. g5 ¤ d7 16. a3²ƒ; 10...
¦ c8 11. f5! ¥ d7 12. g4! ¤ e5 13. g5²ƒ ¦ c3? 14. gf• ] 11. a4 £ b6!
Preventing the ¤ b3-d4-b5 maneuver, Black organizes counterplay on using
the dark squares. 12. f5 [12. ¤ d5 ¥ d5 13. ed ¤ b4 14. ¥ f3 £ a6! 15. ¥ e2
£ b6 16. ¥ f3 £ a6=] 12... ¥ b3 13. cb £ b4!? [13... £ d4!?] 14. ¥ e3 ¤ d7
[14... ¤ e4? 15. ¤ d5• ] 15. ¥ c4 ¤ b6!! [15... ¥ c3 16. bc £ c3 17. ¥ h6 ¤ de5
18. ¥ f8 ¦ f8 19. ¥ d5²] 16. ¤ a2 ¤ c4 17. ¤ b4 ¤ e3 18. £ e2?! [18. ¤ c6 bc
19. £ e2 ¤ f1 20. ¦ f1 c5© ] 18... ¤ f1 19. ¤ c6 ¤ g3! 20. hg bc© ƒ 21. b4! ab
22. a5 c5 23. ¦ a2 ¥ e5 24. £ c4 ¥ g3 25. b3 ¦ fb8 26. ¢ g1 ¢ g7 27. ¢ f1 ¦ a7
28. ¢ e2 ¥ e5 29. ¢ f3 ¥ d4 30. g4 g5 31. a6 ¥ e5 32. ¦ a4 ¢ f6 33. ¢ g2 ¦ h8
34. £ b5?! [34. £ e2³] 34... h5! 35. gh g4! [35... ¦ h5? 36. £ b8] 36. h6 ¦ h6!
37. £ b8 ¦ h2 38. ¢ f1 g3 39. £ a7 g2 40. ¢ g1 ¥ d4 41. ¢ h2 g1£ 42. ¢ h3
¥ e5 0:1,Van Den Berg - Larsen, Beverwijk 1959
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Karpov Anatoly (RUS) - Miles Anthony J (ENG), Bad Lauterberg
(Germany) It 1977

. 9. £ e2 ¤ c4 16.. ¦ d6 £ e7 22. ¥ f6! ¥ f6 19... Las Palmas 1977 [33. £ e1! (… £ e1-h4) h6 16. ¥ g4! [19..9) 1977 10.. ¤ f2 ¥ d7 22. ¤ e5 ¦ e5 34.Martin Gonzalez Angel (ESP). 14. Las Palmas (Spain) It (cat. ¦ dd8 20. £ c8 11. £ g6 ¤ ce5 33. ¦ f1 ¤ d8 26. ¤ d3 a5 21. ¢ e7 34. ¦ fe1 £ a7 18. ¥ e2! ¥ e2 21.9. ¥ g4! ¥ g4 23.... ¤ d7 14.. ¤ h7! [. A drawback of this move is that the bishop's absence on the g1-a7 diagonal sometimes may put White to trouble. ¥ d7 £ d7 21. ¦ f7 ¢ d8 36. f4 b5!] 10. 13. £ c7 15. ¥ h4 ¦ d7 17. £ b8 20... ¥ f6! ef 28.Karpov .Martin. ¦ d6• ] 32... ¤ d5• ] 20. ¥ f3 (… ¤ d5) ¥ c4 13. ¥ e2 ¥ e2 20. Bad Lauterberg 1977 [1:0] Karpov Anatoly (RUS) . ¤ d5 £ d8] 19.. White hampers the d6-d5 advance in view of ¥ g5xf6. ¦ d7• 1:0. f4 ¦ d8 With the white bishop on g5 this regrouping does not make much sense because the d6-d5 advance is impossible. fg hg 31.. £ g4 ¤ f7 [31. ¦ d2! A typical rook maneuver. f4 b5 12. ¢ h1! [10. ¤ f6 ¢ f8 30. ¦ f2! e6 14.. ¥ f3 ¦ c8 13. ¤ d7 ¢ g7 33. ¤ e5 32. ¤ c1! Thanks to his powerful d5-knight outpost White may concentrate his forces for a kingside attack. ¦ ad1² † ƒ” e5? 18. a3 £ b7 25.. ¥ h4 ¦ fe8 19.] 1:0. ¥ e6 10. ef [19... ¦ d6• ] [1:0] . ¦ ad1 £ d7 17.Karpov . ¥ g5 Developing his bishop to g5. ¤ d5! It turns out that a combination of b7b5 and ¥ ñ8-å6 is not good as Black is deprived of counterplay involving the exchange on d5.Miles. a6 11. c3 ¤ b6 15.. f5! f6 27. ¤ g5! ¤ g6 35. ¤ g4 a4 24. ¤ gf6 ¥ f6 29. 19.. 12.

gf ¢ f7 23. ¦ c3 ¤ e4 18. £ e1! [13.. ¥ d3 ¥ g7 27. ¦ fd1 ¤ c6 19. ¥ b2 25. £ h5 h6 28. a6! Exploiting the knight retreat from d4. f4 [10. b4 15. £ h5 £ d5 28. f4 b5!] 10. ¤ a5 With the white bishop on g5... Nevertheless. b5 11... d4² Makarichev . ¦ f3© ƒ» ¦ e8 16.Taborov. here. Las Palmas 1978) 14. ¤ a5 ¥ d3 18..Kotronias . ¤ d5 ¥ d5! 12. f4 [11. ¥ e4 de 18. £ d5 e6 23. 12... ¤ e2 d5! 16..Khalifman. ¥ d3• ] 24. £ d4 £ g5 24. £ d5 ¥ c6 27.. £ c1 ¥ c4] 13. £ d5 ¥ d5 29. fg ¥ f6 [21. 11.. ¥ d3! b5 14. ¦ c8 12. ¥ d7 14.. e5 ¦ e8 17. cd £ a5 19. ¥ c1 ¢ h8 26. £ b7± . URS 1978 9... ¥ b7!? 12. a4 ¥ e6= (xb4) 11. f5! Starting a raging attack on the black king. Rogatska Slatina (Yugoslavia) Memorial M. c4 ¥ e6 ½ :½ . ¤ d1 d5 16.. ¥ d2 ¤ g4 20. ¥ c1! ¢ g7 [23. 10. ¤ c4!? [11. ¥ f3 b4 [11. ¤ d4! d5 [19. £ e4!? ¥ c3 19.. ¤ a4 24. e5 ¤ e4 17... fg 22.. USSR (ch 1/2) Daugavpils 1978] 12.Vidmar 1991 10. Black prepares a quick b7-b5 advance which is much more powerful when the white bishop is not present at e3. £ h5 ¢ g8 25..Khalifman Alexander (RUS). c3 ¤ c4„ ] 11. £ d7± ] 22. £ h4 ¦ c8 15. £ e3 £ b6 20. f5 ¥ c4 13. £ f3! ¥ d4 21..Miles. after ¤ c4 Black does not win a tempo due to the bishop absence on e3. the ¤ ñ6-à5-ñ4 maneuver is also possible. ¦ af1 ¦ c3! 17. 19....Gufeld Eduard (GEO). £ d2 b4 15. £ f7 ¢ h8 26. Rogatska Slatina 1991 [½ :½ ] Gofshtein Leonid D (ISR) . £ e4 ¤ e5„ Larsen . unlike in the variation with ¥ e3. ed ¦ c8 13. ¤ b2 13. £ g6• ] 25.. £ b6!?] 20. £ e1! (14. .. £ a5 20. ¥ b2 ¦ f8! [24..Kotronias Vasilios (GRE) ..

¥ d7! 13.. ed a4!? 15... ¦ b8 14. ¥ e3 ¦ d8 18.. ¦ e4! fe 31. ¤ c6 £ c6 23. £ e2 d5! 19. £ e3 ¥ f3 27. ¤ c3 £ b6 16. Berlin (Germany) It (open) "Berlin Summer" 1991 9. 11. a5 11... f3 d4! 13.. ¤ d2! ¤ b2 18. ¤ ac5 e4!] 15. ¤ d5 ¤ d5 21.. ¦ fd8! 18. ¥ a4 ¤ c4 16.. ¤ b5 ¥ c8 14. ¦ e4 £ c5 22.. ¢ h1 [15. e5 ¤ e8!] 13. e5 de 16..¢ h1 ¤ d7› Tal . e5 d4!] 19. ¥ e5! [. ¤ 3a4 £ c7 17. cd ¥ d5 25. ¤ a4 [12. ¥ c1! f5 23.. c3 dc 15. ¦ e1 This plan has become popular recently. £ e7 ¦ c8 26. h3 ¦ c8 13. ¦ b2 £ e1 26. ¥ g5! [10. ¤ fd5 20. ¦ e1 e5!] 17.. £ c7 16. £ e5 ¢ g8 33. £ e6 ¢ h8 27.. ¤ d1 25. ¦ b1 £ b6 17.. 9. while the pawn is left on f2.. ¥ b5! Making use of the rook on e1: the e4 pawn is protected..Knoppert. d6 e6 34. ¤ c5 ¥ g4 12. ¥ e6 10.. White prepares ¥ å2-f1 followed by ¤ ñ3-d5.Banas Jan (SVK). Moscow 1995] 10.. ¦ f4 £ a5 24.Geller . ¤ e5 12. c3 ¦ b5! 22. ¤ c3 ¥ e6 17. ¦ e1! ¥ f4 29. £ f3ƒ (x¤ b2) £ d4 19. ¥ f1 d5! 11.. a3 [13. £ e3! [24.] 1:0. ¥ b3 ¦ fe8 20. ¤ d3 ¤ e5 19. ¢ h2 £ c1] 24. ¦ f3 ¦ cc2 29. c4 ¦ b2 24. ed [19. Cappelle la Grande (France) It (open) 1992 . de 32.Knoppert Erik G J (NED). ab ¤ b4 15. so there is no need for White to weaken his queenside with à2-à4.. ¤ d5 ¤ d5 13. ¥ f4 ¤ e4 30. ed ¤ a5!=] 12. ¥ d2 ¥ e5 28. USSR 1977] 12. ¥ b2 ¥ b2 25. URS 1978 [0:1] Geller Efim P (RUS) .Gufeld. ¦ g1 0:1. £ f3 £ f3 28.. ¦ c1 £ b8= Zagrebelny Golubev. which does not weaken the g1-a7 diagonal and thus allows to develop the bishop to g5. ¤ d5 ¥ d5 14. ¤ a5 [17. Berlin 1991 [31. £ a5• ] [1:0] Geller Efim P (RUS) . ¤ d4 ¥ c4 18.Gofshtein . ¤ e4! ¤ e4 21. £ e2 ¤ c3 26.Gufeld.

b6 ¦ b7 33. ¤ c7 ¦ ac8 21. Leon 1993] 15. ¥ e5 ¤ e5 20. ¦ c7 ¥ f6 35. Cappelle la Grande 1992 [1:0] Zagrebelny Sergey (UZB) . 13. ed ¤ e5 13. h4© ƒ Romero . ¥ c4 ¥ c4 29. ¦ ad1 a5› Gipslis . ¦ c1 ¦ b8 34. ¦ ae5! ¦ a7 28.Leko. ab ¤ f6 25. ¤ d5 ¤ d5 12. £ g3 ¦ g8 29. c4 £ b8 22. a6 10. ¦ f7! 1:0. ab ab 16. ¦ d7 ¢ f8 37.10.. ¥ a7 ¢ e8 38. b7 ¥ d8 36. 11. ¤ c4 15. c3 ¥ b7 [13. h4!± ‚ ¢ f8 30. 14. £ b3 e5 24. ¤ d3 £ d6 36. ¦ g8 ¤ g8 33. ¦ a8 ¥ a8 17... ¤ b5 ¥ c8 15. ¥ e6 ¢ h8 22. £ f4 f6 34. b4!²ƒ« (žb4) ¦ c8 23.Van Der Wiel John T H (NED). ¤ c4 ¦ a8 26. ¤ c5! d4 14. ¤ b5 ¤ b6 19. ¤ b3 ¤ c6 21. £ f5 c5 37. ¥ e3 £ b7 17. ¤ e6 1:0.Zagrebelny . ¤ e6 £ b2 24. ¥ g5 ¦ e8 15. Manila 1992 [1:0] . ¦ e6! fe 20. ¦ b8 16. ¤ a3 ¥ e5 19. ¤ b5 a6 18. ¥ g3 d5 A risky attempt to liberate at once. ¦ g5 ¦ d7 32.Van Der Wiel. ¦ b1 ¦ c7 32. e5!? ¤ d7 16. ¥ h4 g5!? 12. Valby 1994] 14. hg hg 31. ¤ d2 ¥ e6 26.Geller Banas. ¥ c6 bc 23. ¤ d7 ¥ d7 17.. ¤ c4 ¦ c4 31. £ d3 ¥ b3 24.. ¥ f1 b5 The queenside pawn advance is Black's most logical plan... ¤ g7 ¢ g7 25. £ e2 £ b6 16. h6 11. Manila (Philippines) Olympiad 1992 9. b5! ¤ c4 28. ¤ f4 ¦ c6 38. ¤ f3 h6 25. ¤ d4 ¥ d5 18. e5 ¤ h7 17. ¥ c8 ¦ c8 23.. ¤ c7 [15. ¥ c4 £ b6 18. a4! A typical thrust demonstrating that Black's queenside pawn activity has its seamy side. e6 ¥ e6 19.Petursson. ¤ d4 ¥ d7 21. ¦ a1 £ c7 27. ¤ e5! ¦ c7 35. ¥ e3 ¥ c6 20. ¥ f3© (x¢ g8) ¥ e6 22. ¦ a5! ¢ g7 27. £ c4 £ c4 30... ¥ d7!? 14.

¥ e7 ¦ e8 22. ¤ e3 ¤ b6 14.19) 1996 11. ¥ b5 e4! 30. b4 14. £ d6! e4 25. £ d2! ¤ a4 [16. ¤ b6 30. ¤ d4 ¥ d7 20. ¥ e5! 21. £ b4 ¥ c6 19. ¥ e1 e2 38.. ¤ d5 ¤ d7 15. ¥ b3 e3!µ 37. . ¦ g8 ¢ h6 44. c3 e6! 13. ¢ h1 £ f5 40. b3 [29. ¦ b1 ¤ b6 16. ef gf 23.. [13. ¥ g3=] 21. ¦ c8 ¢ g7 43..Womacka . ¥ h4 ¥ b5 23. £ b4 a5 26.Kramnik Vladimir (RUS). a4! Again. ¤ d7! A typical maneuver. f4 £ f7 24. Germany Bundesliga 1997/98 1997 11. £ e7 £ e8 24.. ¤ d4 ¥ b7 A slight weakness of the d6-pawn is compensated by active positioning of all the black pieces. £ b5!? ¦ b5 29. ¥ c4 ¤ e6 31. £ a3 g5?! [20.Womacka Mathias (GER) . ¢ g1 £ d4 0:1. ¤ e3 ¤ c5 25. ¥ f3 ¥ e5 45. ¥ h4 ¥ b7 13. ¦ bd1 ¦ d7 26.. ¤ c6 ¥ c6 20. c4 £ e5?! [30. ¦ a5 ¤ c7 34. cb ¥ b5 28. Germany 1997 [0:1] Gelfand Boris (BLR) . g5 17. ¥ g3 ¤ d5 15.. ¥ a3 ¢ h8 29. ¦ f5 £ g6 33. ¦ d1 ¥ b2 35. f3 f5!„ 22.. ¥ g3 ¤ a4 18. ed ¤ b4] 13.. ¥ g3 de 22.Kupreichik Viktor D (BLR).. ¤ d5 £ h5 36. ¤ d4© ] 17. ¥ g3 a5 21. £ e2 e5! 20. ¤ c6 ¥ c6 16. ¤ c2 ¤ a4 17. ¤ d4! ¥ d7 23. ¦ b1 £ c7 18... ¦ b1 ¥ d4 39. ¥ g5 h6 12. £ d2 f5 27. ¤ b4 ¤ b4 18. £ b8 20.. Black intends to oust the white knight from d5 by means of e7-e6. c4 ¦ b8 27. ¥ f4 ¦ fd8 19. a4! 31. ¦ d5 ¢ h8 32. £ d2=] 19. ¦ c1 ¤ d5 41. 12. ¦ bd1!± ƒ” ] 29. f3 a5 21. ¥ d6! ¦ f6 28.Kupreichik. ¥ d5 £ f4 42. this typical thrust turns Black's advanced queenside pawns into a target for an attack. ¤ d5?! g5! 14.. ¤ b4 ¤ b2 19. Novgorod (Russia) It (cat. 15.. e5! [19. b4 ¦ d6 32.

h3 ¤ c5 29. Novgorod 1996 [1:0] Hachian Melik (ARM) . ¥ b1 ¥ f6 37. bc ¥ b2 38. ¦ b1 ¤ b6 14. c3 e6! 17.. c7 ¤ a8 45. g4 [] . ¤ c5 dc 44. 13. ¦ ed2 h5 (ž») 40. hg ¥ g4 45. £ b4 ab 41. ¦ c6! ¦ c6 37. ¤ f3 ¢ f7 27. ¦ d1 c4 47. ¤ d5 g5! 15. £ b2 ¢ h7 39. while the d5-square may be covered with å7-å6. ¥ e2 ¢ e7 30.e4) 25. £ d4 £ b4 40. Í åîïðåäåëåí . ¥ c2 ¥ e6 34. ¤ bd4 g5 28. b3 ¥ e6 41. ¦ ed2 ¥ d1 46. ¦ bd1 ¦ d8 20. ¤ e5 ¥ e5 31. ¦ d1 ¦ c8 42. ¦ bd1 ¦ c8 32. ¥ d3 e5 33. ¥ h4 £ g6 22. Black is going to transfer his knight to c4 via b6.Tukmakov. ¤ e1 ¦ b6 38. f4?! gf 21. ¤ c2 ¤ b7© ƒ¯ (xe5.. ¥ b2! £ c7 34.Í åîïðåäåëåí. ¦ c1 £ e7 36. ¦ ed1 ¦ c6 36. ¦ d2 ¦ c8 35. ¦ d8 ¦ c7 46. ¤ d7! A multi-purpose maneuver. Yerevan (Armenia) It (open) 1996 12. g4 fg 44. ¤ d3 g4 43. ¤ b5!± ¥ b5 33. ¦ e2 a5 42. ¤ f3 ¥ g7 32. cb ¦ ff8 35. ¥ c4• 1:0.Tukmakov Vladimir B (UKR).¥ b2 a3„ ] 31. ¥ d8 ¤ d8 24. ¦ a8 ¦ c3 47. ¦ d6 ¢ g7 43. ¥ g3 ¤ c4 16. ¤ cd4 ¥ d7 26.Kramnik. £ g6 fg 23. stabilizing the situation. Nottingham (England) It 1936 10.Hachian . ¦ e2 ¥ c4 39. ¥ c2 ¦ c6µ 0:1. ¤ e3 ¤ 4e5› 18. Yerevan 1996 [0:1] Pawn storm with g2-g4 before castling.Gelfand . £ h5 £ f6 19.

£ g4 ¤ c2 17. £ d6 [13. ¥ g2! [15. ¦ f1 £ g3 20...Botvinnik Mikhail (RUS).Alekhin Botvinnik. Moscow 1936] 11.. d5! According to a classical rule which says that one should meet a flank attack with a counterblow in the center. £ f3 ¥ g4 17. New York (USA) Match 1961 13. ¥ h6 e5 18.. e5 d4! 12.. ¤ b3!? Before White has castled.. 8... d6!? [13. ¥ e3 ¤ c6 8. ¤ a6 16. ¦ f2 £ g1 ½ :½ . f4 ¥ e6 10. 13. fg hg 14. 10. g5± ] 15.. f5! [11. g5 ¥ f5! (14.Alekhin Alexander (RUS) . £ d6 ed 15. ¢ d2? ¥ h6] 18. ¥ b4 ¤ g4! 17. £ d1? 15. ¢ f2 £ f6© ƒ] 14. ¥ g4 £ g3 18. ed!? 14. ¤ d7!?] 11. £ g2 ¥ h5! 18.... h4‚ Spassky . O-O-O! This is the point: White sacrifices two pawns for the sake ... 10. ¥ c8 12.. ¥ g4 ¥ c3 16.. 10.. ¦ d1 ¤ c6 16. g5 ¤ fd5!] 14. £ f4! [14.. a3! fg [14.. g4! Starting the kingside attack and at the same time trying to hamper the d6-d5 advance. In the future White may castle to either side. gf ¤ c2 16. ¤ d4 (12. f6• x¥ g7) 15. Nottingham (England) It 1936 7. ¤ a5!?. ¦ c8!?.. ¤ g4 15. bc £ d5› ] 13. ¤ d4 13.. gf 14.Listengarten. ab gf 16.. ¥ g4 ¥ g4 16. ¦ g1 ¥ g6„ ] 15. O-O 9. ef ¥ f6) 12.. he can connect the knight retreat to b3 with a plan of a raging kingside pawn storm. ¥ c5! [14. ¦ f2™ [18. USSR 1953] 15. ¥ f3! An important improvement. ¢ e2 ¤ a1 18. [10. ¥ f3 ¤ g4 15..... Nottingham 1936 [½ :½ ] Fischer Robert J (USA) .. ed ¤ b4 13. ¤ e8? 15... ¦ a1 ¥ c3 19.Reshevsky Samuel H (USA). £ d3 e6 17. bc ¤ d5 17. ¥ d4 ¤ g4„ Levenfish Botvinnik.. £ g1 19.. ¦ f1! £ h2 16.

¢ b1 £ d3 31. O-O-O ¤ ce8 18..Yakovich . ¢ b1 £ d3 ½ :½ . ¦ dg1 h5 23.of the kingside attack.. ¤ h5 ¥ f5! 29.. h3 g3! 18.. ¢ h8 30. h3! g3! 19. ¤ e2 ¤ d6 20.. [16. ¤ c7!? 17. £ d3 [16. ab £ c4 33. ¢ b1² Oll . £ d6!? One should not think that the white king is in perfect security on the queenside as g7-bishop's great attacking potential may be revealed at any moment. f5!› 27. ¤ f5 ¦ c8 30. h3!© ‚ g3! A typical method: Black is trying to keep the kingside files closed. ¥ d4 ¤ g6 20. Copenhagen 1997 [½ :½ ] Variation with 6. 17. .. £ d2 ¥ f5 17. ¥ e5!• ] 30. Copenhagen (Denmark) It (open) 1997 16.. ¤ d4 1:0.. ¢ d3 £ b5° ] 27. ¥ d5 ed 21. ¥ g7 £ f4 21. ¤ c2 £ b2 28. Germany (Bundesliga) 1992] 16. ¤ d5 ¢ h8 22. g3..Lerner. ¤ g4 fg 28.Sadler.. £ h2 ¥ e6 28. New York 1961 [1:0] Yakovich Yuri (RUS) . ¦ g1 £ g6 31. ¢ d2 ¤ c5ƒ Hausner . £ e3 28. £ e4 ¥ c3 30. ¤ e3 £ e4? [26. ¦ g7! ¢ g7 29. £ h6 ¢ g8 [29. O-O-O ¦ c8 19. 19. ¦ g3 ¥ g4 25. ¤ d7 17.. £ h2 ¦ ac8 29. ¦ g6 fg 32. ¥ d4 ¦ c8 22. bc £ a3 25. £ h6 £ d6 23. 16. ¤ d4 ¦ c3! 24. £ e4 ¤ g2 20. ¦ h1 ¦ fe8 26.. ¥ f4 £ g6 23. £ e2 £ c7 19. ¤ h5 ¦ c8 29. ¢ b1 ¢ g7 22.. ¥ f3 b5! 21. ¦ hg1 £ d6 20. ¢ d2 ¦ c2!! 27. ¢ a2 ¤ b4! 32. hg! £ g6 21. O-O-O ¤ h5 18. ¢ c2 [27. h3!© ƒ Yakovich . ¤ d5 18. ¤ g3 ¥ d7 21. £ d2 ¥ h3! 24. h3 ¤ f4! 19.Fischer . USSR (ch I) Kuibyshev 1986.Reshevsky. O-OO ¤ e5 18.Lutz. ¦ hg1 ¥ g6! 20. while his own king has found a safe haven on the queenside.. ¥ h6 ¥ h6 22. ¤ f4 £ f6! 25. Beijing 1997] 17. ¦ g4 ¦ e1!] 27. ¤ e2 ¦ ac8 24. £ g2 ¥ g4 22.Pigusov. ¤ d4 £ e5! 26.Sadler Matthew (ENG).

[] Tal Mikhail (LAT) ..d5. de fe 18.Í åîïðåäåëåí.. ¥ g2 O-O 8. ¤ e6!] 16. b4! g5 34. ¦ df1 £ e5] 30. £ b2! ¦ df8 29. Black has two main options: 6. ¦ f4 ¥ c6 30. The main drawback of the fianchetto is lack of control over the à6-f1 diagonal in general and the ñ4square in particular. ¥ f6! ¥ f6 23. f4! ef 27. ¤ e2 ¥ c6 21.Tal . ¦ f6 ¢ f6 38. ¥ c6 bc 32. ¤ e4 ¦ dd8 25.Hulak.. ¤ c6 bc 10. White takes control of the center. ¥ d5 ¢ g7 24. h4 ¥ d5 31. a5! ¢ e6 39. 12. ¤ d5 16.. Novi Sad 1974 [1:0] .. £ d8 ¦ d8› ] 9. ¥ g5 e5 20. cd g5±] 31. c4± † (xe7) e6 17. ¢ g2 ¥ d7 26. Novi Sad (Yugoslavia) Ch Yugoslavia 1974 6.. ¤ c3 ¦ d7 22.. g3 Developing his bishop to g2. ¥ e3! £ c7 [15. e5 de 11. ¦ e1! [30. £ d2 ¤ b6 12.Í åîïðåäåëåí .¥ g7and 6. h3 £ c7 10. b3! A typical for this variation method to cover the weak c4square. Furthermore. ¥ g7 7. b5! ¢ d7 40.. cd £ e7! 32.. £ f7? [30. ¥ d7 13. ¦ ef1 £ e6 33. ¥ d5 31. a4! ¢ f7 36.. ¤ d5! ¤ bd5 14.. O-O a6 A simple knight development to c6 is more natural..Hulak Krunoslav (CRO)... hampers the d6-d5 advance and prepares ¤ ñ3.xe6) ¦ ad8 19. ¥ c6 ¦ b8 12. ¦ f6 ¦ f6 35.. ¢ f3 1:0. ¦ ad1 (xd6.¤ c6. and Black does not have to worry about the following line: [8. ¥ g5 ¤ bd7 11. £ f6 £ f6 37. b6 h6 41. ¤ f6 ¦ f6 28. ed £ c5 15. ¤ c6 9. Black can exploit the pawn on g3 for the h7h5-h4 advance. 6..

c3 ¥ d4 14. g4 ¥ d7 21. ¥ c1 £ c5 15. ¤ b3 £ b6 16.. 9..Mieses Jacques . ¥ e2 ¦ g1 33.. is less precise because in that case White would not be able to protect the important ñ4-square by means of b2-b3. ¤ d4 £ b6 13. In the case of ¤ f6xd5 White recaptures on d5 with his e-pawn. h3 ¤ c6! Of course.Schlechter Carl. ¢ h2 ¤ e5! A typical maneuver..Mieses ..¤ b3. ¦ d1 a5„ Tal . ¤ d5 ¤ d5 11. 9. ¥ b2 £ b2 23.g3. O-O [10. ¤ d4 ¤ b2 22. £ e2 ¦ fe8 15. Leningrad (Russia) Ch URS 1956 8. ¦ b7 £ d4 25..Gufeld. a3 ¦ b8! 28. ¦ b1 £ c3 24.. f4 a5! 18. c6 is the best square for the knight to put pressure on the white center. c3 ¦ ac8 14. which gives Black extra possibilities for counterplay.. USSR 1974] 10. ¢ f3 ¥ e5 31. ¥ d7 10. Another knight retreat with the same intention. ¦ d7 £ d1 26. Monte Carlo 1903 [0:1] Boleslavsky Isaak (BLR) . emphasizing the c4square weakness. intending to squeeze Black after b2-b3 and ñ2-ñ4. ¤ de2! Avoiding a knight exchange. ed ¤ c4 14. White lacks development. ¤ d5 A key move in the system with 6. ¢ g3 gf 30. h3 [10. ed ¤ d4! 12. £ c8 11. ¦ c8 11. ed ¤ e5 12. ¥ d4 £ a5! 13. 9. ¥ f1 ¦ b1 32. c3 ¥ f5 19. ¦ d1 ¦ c2!µ 27. exerting pressure in the center and on the queenside. ¥ d7 10.. Monte Carlo (Monaco) It 1903 8. ¥ d1 ¦ g3 34. ¢ e4 ¦ c4 0:1. ¦ b1 ¦ ac8³ƒ« 17. 12..Polugaevsky Lev (RUS). ¥ e3 Trying to keep his knight on d4. ¦ d3 g5!‚ ® 29. . ¤ d5 ¤ d5 11. £ d4 ¥ b5!ƒ‰ ] 10. ¤ c6 9. ¤ d5 ¤ d5 13. White hampers opponent's counterplay.Schlechter. ¦ a1 a4 20. 9.

bc £ b2 23. ¤ e3 £ e7] 15. ¤ d5 [11.... ¤ d5 15. ¤ c6! 13. ¤ e5 12.11. ¢ h1 £ b6 19. ¤ d4 [¹ 28. c3 ¦ fe8 17.Parma Bruno (SLO). cd ¤ b4 32. £ d1 [29... ¤ d5 13. £ a6 14. ¦ e1 ¦ ec8 18. ¤ e2 ¤ e5 Black manages to frustrate White's intentions. ¤ c4 21. ¥ d5 ¥ d5° 0:1.. fe ¥ e5 25. ed ¤ e5 16.. f4! ¦ c2 [20. ¤ d5 12. Leningrad 1956 [0:1] Geller Efim P (RUS) . ¦ f1 ¤ b2 24. £ a5 This time the Slovenian grandmaster improved the previous game with the help of a typical Sicilian exchange sacrifice. ¥ d2! [13. ¥ f3 ¦ c3µ ] 26. £ a5! 19. ¦ b7• 1:0. Bled 1961 [1:0] Matulovic Milan (YUG) . ¥ g3 ¥ e2 29.Parma.. ed ¤ e5 14..Polugaevsky. £ b1 ¤ d3 30.. ¥ c4 29. 14. ¦ e3 ¥ d4 31... ¥ d4 £ b4 20. gf e5 32. 11.. ¦ e2 ¤ f3 30. ed ¤ e5 13.Geller .. ¥ f4 £ d7 26. ¥ d2 White misses his chance: with the standard . Bled (Slovenia) It 1961 11... ¤ d5 e6 16.. ¤ e2 b5 20. ¤ d4 [12. £ b6„ 16. ¥ c3 ¦ 8c3 22. c4 b5„ ] 13.Parma Bruno (SLO).Boleslavsky . £ a5 [11. £ b3 ¤ c4 25. ed [15. ¥ e3 ¤ d3 23. ¦ e1 £ a6! 18. ¥ g7 ¢ g7 22. ed ¤ f3!] 12.. b3± ] 13. b4 £ c7 21. ¥ e3 b5!] 11. a4!?… ¦ à2. ¦ e3 ¤ f4 31. g4 ¥ d3 27... ¤ d3 30. ¤ ef4 [14. ¦ fe1 ¤ e5 28.. Novi Sad (Yugoslavia) Tournament 1965 10. b3!] 12.. £ b3?! ¥ a4!] 18. b3• ] 21. b3? ¤ d5 13.. ¥ e5] 28. a4?! [18.b2-b3] 14. £ d4 ¢ g8 23.. ¤ d4 ¤ c6=.. £ d2 ¤ d5 33. ¤ e5! 12. 14. 11. ¥ e3! Methodically preparing ¤ ñ3-d5. ¢ h2 [26. ¥ d3 27. a4! ¦ c7 17.... ¥ c3! ¤ d5 15. ¤ d5 ¦ fe8 [12.. a5 ¥ f5µ 22. ¦ fe1 ¤ e5 28. ¦ b1 £ a2 24.. de feµ ] 29.

¥ d4² Geller Parma. b3!² † ¥ c6?! 16. Hungary Ch Hungary (team) 1987 10. ¦ e1 h6 33.. ¦ b1 ¤ b6 21. £ e4 £ c5 35. g4!± ] 13.for this variation b2-b3 he could emphasize a shaky position of the black e5knight. ¤ c3 £ b6© ] 17. £ b4 d4 32. ¦ f3 ¥ c6 37. ¤ d4 ¤ b6 27. ¥ c5 ¦ c5 29. ab ab 15. ¦ b8 A logical idea: Black prepares the b7-b5 advance which will prevent the unpleasant white pawn move ñ2-c4. bc [17.Kramnik Vladimir (RUS). ¦ e3 ¤ d5 28. ¥ c3 ¦ ac8 15. ¦ a1 ¥ h3 18. £ e7 ¦ cc8 31. b5 14.c3) 18. ed £ c7 15. ab ab 17. £ a8 ¢ g7 36. £ h1 £ c5 30. the bishop on d7 deprives the knight the last square for an eventual retreat. ¢ g3 ¥ f2 40. £ e1 ¦ ad8 22.Sax . £ e6 ¦ f8 30.Parma. ¢ e3 ¥ f3 42. f4 ¤ ed7 18. ¦ a8! ¦ a8 19. £ a6 14. £ a1 £ a1 17.. ¦ e1 ¦ fe8 16. ¤ c6 ¤ d5 20. £ c1 ¦ c7 24. g4 h6 25. ¤ a5 13. Hungary 1987 [1:0] Ivanchuk Vassily (UKR) . £ d2 £ a5 22. 13.Farago. b3!… ¤ f3 14.. ¤ d5 ¤ e5 [12. ¦ c7 £ c7 32. ¤ d4! ¥ a8 17. ¤ d4 ¥ f6 20. ¥ d2 £ a2 16.. ¢ f2 £ g2 41. £ c8 £ d5 38. ¥ e3 ¦ a8 18. ¦ c8© .17) 1995 . [13. e6 ¤ c5 24.. h4 ¢ h8 27. ¥ d5 £ d5µ 29. ¥ f3 ¥ a1 15.(xc2.. Malta (ol) 1980] 13..Farago Sandor (HUN). a4 a6 12. ¦ a2! ¤ d5 14. f4 ¤ c4 19. ¤ d8 ¤ c3 21. 11. ¥ e3 ¦ c8 26. e5!± b4 23.. ¥ e4 £ c5 26.Matulovic .. b3 b5 16. £ g6 1:0. ¢ h2 d5 28. £ d6 ¤ a2 34. ¦ f2 ¥ e3 39.. ¦ a2! With this ugly looking rook maneuver White prepares the key b2-b3 move. ¢ h2 ¦ c3!! 17. ¤ e2 ¥ g5 34. ef ¦ f7 25. fe de 33. ¦ b7 e5 31. ¤ c1 £ h3 0:1. Horgen (Switzerland) It (cat. Novi Sad 1965 [0:1] Sax . ¤ e2 ¤ c4 23.

¥ h6 ¥ h8› A. ¤ d5 b5 12.Georgiev.. ¥ d4 e6! 17. 13.Khalifman Alexander (RUS). ¥ a7 ¦ b7 0:1.. cb ¤ ge5 19. O-O [9.. Germany Bundesliga 1995/96 1995 6. ¥ d4 £ d4 24. ¥ e3 [13. ¥ g2 ¤ d4! The white queen stance in the center will give Black time for creating counterplay on the queenside. Plovdiv (Bulgaria) Ch Bulgaria 1999 White should be careful and not fall into a tricky trap..Georgiev Vladimir (BUL). ¦ ad6 ¦ b2 27. Gausdal 1991] 13. ¤ c6 Attacking the d4-bishop as soon as possible. £ c1 ¦ e8! 15. ¦ a6 ¦ b6 23. ¦ 6d2= ½ :½ . ¤ e3 b3! 18. ¥ d2 £ b6 20. a4 a6 11. which makes possible the ¤ f6-d7-c5 maneuver. b4 14.Ivanov . £ d5 ¤ f6 21. ¥ c3 ¥ a6 21. £ d3 £ c7 22. ¦ d1 £ c5 25. ¥ g5 ¤ d7! 14. ¥ e3 b4 14. therefore the idea to prepare b7-b5 without ¥ d7 is a considerable improvement. ¤ c6 ¥ c6 17. ¥ g5 h6 16.Stojanov . ...Sadler. ¤ de2!] 8.Ernst. ab ab 13.. ¦ b8! The previous examples have shown that the bishop at d7 hampers Black's other pieces. Horgen 1995 [½ :½ ] Stojanov Stanislav (BUL) . 10. £ e2 ¤ d4 23. £ d2 ¥ e2 22.. ¥ c1 e6! 17. 15. ¦ a2 ¤ g4! 15. £ d4 e5! 19. ¤ d4? ¥ d4!! [15. ¥ d4 ¥ d4 18. Germany (Bundesliga) 1999] 16. Plovdiv 1999 [0:1] Horvath Tamas I (HUN) . ¦ a6 ¦ b3 26. ¦ d1 ¤ c5 16.. ¥ b7? 16.. ¤ d5 ¤ d7! The d7-square is not occupied by the bishop. ¥ g7 8. ¦ fa1² Slobodjan .9. [7. 7. £ d4 ¥ g7 9. ¤ e3 e5 18.Ivanchuk Kramnik. ¥ e3 O-O 10. £ d2 ¥ d5 20.

¢ h1 ¤ c5 28. £ b3 ¥ e6 12. £ d2 a5!? 13. ed ¥ f5 16. ¥ e4 ¤ e4 36. ¢ h2 ¤ f6 37. ¥ g5 ¥ e6 12. ¥ d4 £ c6 22. USSR (ch) Lugansk 1955] 10. ¤ a8 ¦ a8© ” 17. Kramatorsk (Russia) Ch URS (team) (juniors) 1989 7. £ a3 h6 14. ¤ b6 £ c7 16. ¥ f4 ¤ e5³ Ivanchuk . £ b4 [10. 15. £ c7 [10.. f3?! ¤ e4! 20...Khalifman. ¥ g7 11.. ¤ de2! White can fight for an advantage avoiding the knight exchange.. ¥ d7 9. c4 ¦ d3 29. O-O b5 23. ¥ d7… ¥ c6° ] [0:1] Shchekachev Andrei (RUS) . a5!? 11. £ b6 ¦ c8 28.Korchnoi. 10. ¦ h1 £ f3 25. £ c2 £ a8 32.. ¥ g2 £ c8! This is the point of the early ¤ ñ6: Black managed to hamper White's kingside castling. h4 £ e7 26. bc e6 25. fe ¥ b2 21..Smirin Ilia (ISR). ¥ b2 O-O 12. £ d3 ¥ e6 11. Yugoslavia (ch) 1988] 13. ab ¦ a2ƒ Matulovic Velimirovic.. Wijk aan Zee 1998] 11. O-O 10. c3 £ c4„ Lipnitsky . O-O-O?! a4! 14. Kramatorsk 1989 [0:1] .. £ c1 ¤ f6 15. ¦ ac1 b5 14. ¤ b4 £ e3 0:1. ¦ b1 ¥ e4 35. £ e3 £ a7 29. ¤ d5 ¤ d5 12. ¤ e4! 14. ¥ d2 ¦ c8 12. ¢ h3 £ e4 39.Kasparov. h3 £ f5 24... £ f2 ¦ c7 31. £ b2 fe 21. ¥ e4 ¥ e4 17. ¦ ac1 £ b6 16. ed ¥ f5ƒ« Adams .. h3 [8...Smirin. ¥ e3 [.. ¥ e3 £ d5 23.] 0:1. £ d2 ¥ c6 19. Moscow (ol) 1994] 9. ¥ g2 h4!] 8. ¥ c1 ¤ b6! 15. b3 (… ¤ d5) ¥ c3! 17. ¤ d5 ¤ d5 15. ¤ d5 [13. a4 a5! 13. b3 [10. ¦ d1 ¥ e5³ƒ 22. 7. ¦ b1 ¦ b1 34. ¤ d4 ¤ c4 14. £ e1 ¦ c8 30. ¤ d3 ¤ g4 38. ¢ g2 f5!‚ ® (x£ a3) 20.. ¤ d5 ab 15. £ e4 ¥ c3!=] 10. £ d4 ¦ d5 27. ¥ e3 ¥ g7 11. ¤ d5 a4! 13.£ d2 ¤ g4! 11. ¦ be1 ¦ b7 33. c4 ¤ b4 18. ¥ d2 ¤ g4! With the idea of ¤ g4-e5-c4.Horvath ... ¤ f4 bc 24. ¦ e1 ¦ f8 30. £ b7 ¤ d5 14. ed ¤ e5 13. ¦ fe1 ¤ g2 19. b3 a6 13. ¢ g1 ¦ f5 26. ¥ h6 e3 31. ¥ c3 ¤ e3! 18. Germany 1995 [31.Shchekachev . h5!? 8.Kramnik. ¦ b1 ¤ a6 27.

¤ f4 ¥ g2 29.. ¦ d6 ¦ e6 43. ed ¤ b4 16. b4 11. £ c3 f6 25. ¢ g2 ¤ f7 30. ¦ b8 14. ¦ b1! An important move. ¤ d5 £ c6 33. ¤ d5! ¤ d5 15. ¤ d5 £ c5 22. The b2-bishop was a tactically weak point in White's position. ¦ d7 ¦ e7 44. ¥ f6 £ f6 15. ¤ d5 e5! 15. £ c3 ¢ h6 34. h4 ¥ g4 17. ¦ b1 (13. ¤ b5 ¤ c6 17. ¦ b8 14.. ¦ bc1 ¦ d8› V. when it is protected. a5 [12. ¦ d2 b6 27. ¥ g5 e6 13.. ¤ c3 ¥ e6 18. Odorheiu Secuiesc (Romania) Zt 1995 12. 13..Nevednichy Vladislav (ROM). £ d2 a5 16.. O-O ¤ d4 19. ¤ c4 ¦ e4 39. a4! /I 10. ¦ bd1 ¦ be8 24.. £ f6 ¤ e5 40. £ g5 ¢ g7 42. It is interesting to note that White can keep his king in the center because the position is not opened.. ¤ e3 ¦ ce8 38. ¦ ad1± [½ :½ ] . ¦ fd1 ¦ e5 28. cb £ b5 36.. c4± ¥ c6 23. O-O!² † e5?! 20. c3 ¤ a6 18. ¤ e5 £ e5 41. ¢ h2 ¦ c8 37. ¤ d5 /2 11.Jansa .Jansa Vlastimil (CZE) . ¤ f4! ¤ c5 19.. Ubeda 1997] 13.. £ f3 £ c8 32. ¦ 1d6 1:0. Now. ¤ b5 ¤ e4) 13..Nevednichy.Petursson Margeir.. Reykjavik zt 1995 10. the ¤ ñ3-d5 lunge cannot be prevented. £ d3 f5 31.Georgiev Krakops. de ¤ e6 21. h4 ¤ d8 26. ¤ f6 ¥ f6 14. £ d4 b5 35. ¤ f6 ¥ f6 16. ¥ g7 ¢ g7 17. ¤ d6 ¦ ad8 18. b5!? 13. Odorheiu Secuiesc 1995 [1:0] Hansen Sune Berg . ¥ b7 12.

ed ¤ e5 19. ¤ e7! /2 [or 15. ¥ d5 17. ¥ d7 ¥ g5 22. £ g5 ¤ e5 19. ¦ b3 /2 16.... Moscow (Russia) It 1935 20.Romanovsky Petr (RUS) . ¥ d4! /2 17. ¥ b5 /1 17. ¥ b5 /B] 15.. ¤ e6!• /5 [1:0] Stein Leonid (UKR) . ¤ e6!• /I] 11.. ¤ c4 18.... f4 ¦ he8 21.. f5!‚ ] 17... ed• [1:0] Fischer Robert J (USA) . ¦ f7 11. £ a2 18. £ g5 [1:0] .... ¤ d5 ¤ a5 [¹ 16. f4 ¤ g4 21. ¥ d5 ¤ d5 18. ¥ d4• /2] 16. £ f6 ¢ h6 20.Rabinovich Ilia (RUS).. ¥ d4 f6 20.Pelikan Jiri (CZE). ¥ f7!! /I 10. h3 ¤ h6 22. ¤ e7 16. ¥ h6 21. New York (USA) 1958 10. £ a4 17. ¢ f7 [10... ¥ b5! /3 20. Mar del Plata (Argentina) It 1966 15.Reshevsky Samuel H (USA).. ¥ e6 [15.