June 2001 - What's New
My thanks to Sue (presumably she knows who she is!) for such kind words about this site. I have adhered to her request of supplying an encounter in the ...Qa5 with Kb1 and h4 9 Bc4 Yugoslav Attack. We're talking 13...b5 without White grabbing the b-pawn and Narings-Pos, JUN01/01 investigates 14 g4.
In the same variation with 13 Bg5 (after 12 Kb1) instead of 13 h4 there is an interesting novelty that Black needs to be aware of. Indeed Guseinov-Rajlich, JUN01/03 is a comfortable win for White.
Pigusov-Reinderman, JUN01/06 provides us with this month's Accelerated Dragon, this time involving 6 Nc2 and I also have for you a Hyper-Accelerated Dragon courtesy of another enthusiastic subscriber. I don't usually post games from the Internet Chess Club but how could I ignore the supplied encounter Kramniky-Yddet, JUN01/02?
Thanks for that too and I'll see you all next month.
JUN01/04 The SMother of all bishops: Check out the possible mates at the end of this 9 0-0-0 d5 10 Qe1 encounter.
JUN01/01 The Net: Occasionally White has been known to obtain mate with two rooks down the h-file. Here there is a spot of revenge as Black gets his act together on the a-file.
JUN01/03 The Simple Bxf6: It's a bishop for a knight but when a favourable endgame can be reached, it's a serious threat.
JUN01/05 A serious consideration?: 9 h4 in the Yugoslav Attack. Can White be serious? Well judging by the outcome of this game, perhaps he can.
JUN01/02 A Novelty on the ICC!: I'm a poet and don't I know it! A pawn sac out of the blue throws more doubt on a Semi-Accelerated Dragon variation.
JUN01/06 The Retreating Knight: Does this one key decision to withdraw the steed from its strong central post really cost Black the game?