What's New- May 2003
Hello everyone! First, after nearly four years, a new look! Second, there is another new review on my Reviews page.
Dr. Michael Ridge from Edinburgh University wanted to know about the line in the C3 Sicilian, which occurs after 1 e4 c5 2 c3 e5 3 Nf3 Nc6 4 Bc4 and now 4...Be7.
It has not got a good reputation but how to beat it?
Cherniaev - Webb is a top class example of White playing positively.
Black goes wrong in the opening in the game Bade - Pfretzschner and is crushed in just 23 moves.
Kavitha - Sattar sees Black going wrong early in the opening but a fight back ensures victory.
Star game of the month
The star game of the month is Milman - Ehlvest, where an American employs the Smith-Morra Gambit and with a brilliant attack forces his Grandmaster opponent to resign after just 21 moves!
Opening Survey - The Closed Sicilian [B24]
George Caldis from Greece wonders how to handle Black's defence against his aggressive looking 6 Be3 in the Closed Sicilian when ...e5 and ...Be7 are played?
Gieseke - Eberl is fun for White who wants to attack in style.
The game Alvarino Cazon-Ramos Garcia is a good example of how White can change his system to meet Black's set-up.
It is not all one-way traffic because Hofman - Carstensen sees Black winning in just 15 moves.
Matseyko - Kovalchuk is an example of White slowly trying to use his space advantage.
Please keep sending your e-mails, or writing on the Forum, and I welcome games by subscribers.