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August Update: - What's New

Apologies for the late arrival of this month's update.

A so-so month for the d-pawn specials, with both sides sharing the spoils. The Blackmar-Diemer especially comes a cropper this month.

Aaron Summerscale


Torre Attack


London System


Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

All this month's new games are easily downloaded in PGN format using ChessPub.exe, but you can also download the August '02 d-pawn specials games directly in PGN form here: Download Games

Torre Attack [A46 & D03]

Stefanova, A - Celikkol, M

Black pays the price for weakening his position against one of the best female players on the circuit.

Kathage, H - Einarsen, K

Another warning about the dangers of time wasting against the Torre.

Colle-Zukertort [D02 & D04-05]

Wachovius, H - Kuehneweg, S

Black tries an unusual set-up against the Colle, but then follows up illogically and White wins in some style.

Heckoetter, C - Tomic, B

Black takes the fangs out of the Colle with this solid system.

London System [D00 & A46]

Arfert, P - Lange, W

Black finds a comfortable route to equality in the King's Indian against the London.

McKenna, J - MacRae, J

Games like this one show you the spirit in which the London system should be played.

Arfert, P - Kuehneweg, C

Another enterprising White player is well rewarded for his creative play.

Veresov Attack [D01]

Czarnik, J - Schebler, G

White is gradually outplayed in this solid old line of the Veresov.

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit [D00]

Klees, R - Fuhrmann, M

One thing you absolutely must do if you play a gambit, is make use of the extra time you are given. White ignores this advice to his peril.

Gohla, U - Tymura, A

A fun game, very much in the spirit of the opening. Black comes out on top, but White certainly had his chances.

Torre Attack


London System


Blackmar-Diemer Gambit