January 2002 - What's New
Welcome to the January update. This month sees the usual crop of new and old ideas, all plucked from the latest games. Some are good, some bad, but all are entertaining. Enjoy!
Aaron Summerscale firstname.lastname@example.org
JAN02/02 Both sides attempt to kill the enemy King in the following epic battle, in which the White forces are ultimately triumphant.
JAN02/03 King's Indian players looking for a good response to the Torre should definitely have a gander at the following game.
JAN02/01 The Sicilian Tromp against 2...c5 is one of the least explored of White paths. If you fancy having a go at your opponent, why not give it a try?
JAN02/09 It has to be seen to be believed, but the Colle is certainly one way to take all the fun out of playing the Chigorin defence.
JAN02/10 My thanks to Thomas Codispoti for sending in the following entertaining game. White launches the standard Zukertort attack with great effect.
JAN02/04 Black is often tempted into what some might consider to be over-ambitious play by the sedate nature of the London system. Here we see Black definitely going over the top in his attempts to create winning chances.
JAN02/08 An early f4 against all systems continues to attract its fair share of followers. Black mixes things up a little too much for his own good in this month's example.
JAN02/05 The Veresov still attracts the strongest of advocates, as the following all-GM clash from the FIDE World Championships testifies.
JAN02/06 White uses an interesting move-order to reach his desired set-up. Black shows his unfamiliarity with the resulting position and is duly punished in a resounding fashion.
JAN02/07 White tries an original but ultimately unsuccessful idea in one of the main lines of the gambit.