April Update: - What's New
The d-pawn specials bite back this month, with White getting some revenge after a torrid start to the year.
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Stefanova,A - Paramos Dominguez,R
Black comes a cropper in one of the sharpest lines in the Tromp.
Atea, S - Shehata, A
The Black attempts to avoid Tromp theory backfire badly in this game.
Pixton, A - Finegold, B
Black tries a risky but ultimately successful novelty in the mainline of the 2...e6 Tromp.
Ibragimov, I - Kaidanov, G
Two heavyweights slug it out, but ultimately come to a peaceful conclusion, in this very solid line of the Pseudo-Tromp.
Fries Nielsen, J - Pedersen, J
White takes full advantage of his IQP, in order to bring home the bacon with a thematic thrust.
Taleb, M - Anand, V
A member of the World's elite equalises effortlessly against the London system. However, he manages to do no more than than that, and I get the feeling that it was White who was smiling at the game's outcome.
Bandara, D - Nasri, A
Black is quick to capitalise on White's slack play and takes control of the centre in this game, where we see White paying the ultimate price for his less than perfect play.
Ulrichsen, J - Strand, K
When challenged, the f4 bishop can proudly stand its ground, as this game amply demonstrates.
Tolk, P - Haeck, K
As so often happens in the d-pawn specials, White catches Black napping after some quiet opening play.
Hollas, R - Moen, G
The London really shows its teeth in the following encounter and White brings in the full point with the minimum of fuss.