New PDF release: Catastrophe in the Opening (Pergamon Chess Series)

By Iakov Neishtadt, Kenneth P. Neat

ISBN-10: 0080240976

ISBN-13: 9780080240978

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19 . ixe5 ! c5! a4 bxa4 23. tt:l xa4 a 23 . . :B:d4 Desperation, but in fairness it must be said that Black's position was already barely defensible, for instance: 23 . . :B:xd8t :B:xd8 25. tt:l b6± 23 . . fxe4 'Wxb4 25. :B:xd l :B:b8 27. tt:l d2± Chapter 3 - 59 From Amateur to 2700 24. lt'l xd4 exd4 25. c6 �a8 27. b5 '\W a7 29. ctJxb6 �xb6 32. '\W b5 h6 33. 3 - rapid) 2005. 10 ... e4±, but I was determined to avoid any position resembling a normal Hedgehog! 8 ... , forcing a bishop exchange, was an interesting attempt: 1 0 .

A5?? A losing blunder, completely overlooking the threat I created with the previous move. During the game 37. a5 was worrying me a great deal. However, the computer points out that 38 . . iWg5 ! intending . . h6 gives Black enough counterplay. c3! is strongest, when it remains to be seen if the bishop on a8 will ever see the light of day. iWb4t!? would have forced me to make a tough psychological decision: 37 ... iWxb4 d4! Played instantly, as though the fact that Black was winning was the most natural thing in the world.

The immediate . . xg2 still does not work, so for the time being everything is in order for White. On the bright side for Black, the g-file is still open, so I decided to carry on pretending that this offered compensation. g4!? A bold yet not at all bad reaction. It also served as a sharp reminder that I was not the only one trying to win this game. • b a c d e f g h 27 . . �d8!! The queen calmly prepares to join the action on the kingside. xf2t! 29. xd2t 30. � xd2 �g5t 3 l . e2 �g2 With a winning attack.

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