July 2001 - What's New
Welcome to the July 2001 update
Aaron Summerscale firstname.lastname@example.org
JUL01/02 White uses an original idea against Black's kingside fianchetto. It would be nice to see more of this type of chess. White certainly displays a great eye for the attack in this lovely gem of a game.
JUL01/04 When Black goes for the popular ...c5 break, White should always bear in mind the central thrust e4-e5-e6. In the following game, this simple plan works like a dream.
JUL01/06 Black is by no means the first to discover that his King is no safer on the queenside than the kingside in the Torre.
JUL01/07 At last! My heartfelt thanks to Jiri Brousek for sending in this very interesting game of his, which adds some meat to the bones of my theoretical article on the 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 Ne4 line. For now, 6.Nc3 looks to be firmly on the map.
JUL01/01 The h4 Tromp is a great surprise weapon. If Black is foolish enough to be unprepared, it is so very easy for him to go wrong, as this game demonstrates.
JUL01/03 Two of the World's best slug it out, as Kramnik displays the kind of form that took him to the World championship.
JUL01/05 The Stonewall, where White develops his dark-squared bishop first, can be a formidable weapon. Black has to react astutely, or he can be blown off the board.
JUL01/10 White shows another side to the Stonewall attack, even acquiescing to an exchange of queens, in order to bring in the bacon in an endgame.
JUL01/08 Will people never learn. I don't know how many times I say this, but if WHITE doesn't know what he is doing in a d-pawn special then he can wind up in as much trouble as Black! Here White misplaces his knight as early as move 4, and is soon paying a heavy price.
JUL01/09 That's the way to do it, wise man once said! In the same variation, White shows a much more prudent course, for which he is well rewarded.