What's New- July 2003
The idea of defending against 2 b3 with ...b6 is explored in the game Kristof - Magossy.
The game Klasmeier - Wegener shows that despite Black's set up being recommended in a recent book it is not quite so impressive.
An important and brilliant example is Kavelek - Hracek with White playing great, attacking chess.
Star game of the month
The star game of the month is Motwani - Collins from the British Championship where White plays a C3 Sicilian with great attacking grace.
Opening Survey: The Bb5 Sicilian [B52]
This month we consider 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 Bb5+ Bd7 4 Bxd7+ Qxd7 5 c4 Nc6 6 Nc3 Nf6 7 d4 cxd4 8 Nxd4:
The first key game is Zhang Zong-Naiditsch where White eventually triumphs.
Mohr - Sutovsky is a demonstration of how Black can fight back.
Oratovsky - Pallardo Lozoya is a chance for White to demonstrate a main line.
While the recent game Voltolini - Barletta needs a big helping hand from Black before White can win.
Please keep sending your e-mails, or writing on the Forum, and I welcome games by subscribers.