Welcome to the March 2001 update, where I hope you will find plenty of interesting ammunition!
Aaron Summerscale email@example.com
AS246 Black ventures down a rare old gambit sideline and is soon regretting his decision. In return for an investment of one pawn, White gets a huge lead in development.
AS247 Black gets all mixed up with his opening set-up and soon is paying the ultimate price. A nice example of the bamboozling effect of the d-Pawn Specials. As so often happens, White enjoys a favourable Torre Attack position, through a Pseudo-Tromp move order.
AS248 Matthew Sadler gives a fantastic display of attacking chess. In fact, he plays such an amazing game that he almost makes the Torre look like a forced loss for White, as Black prepares a bombshell on the dark squares!
AS249 Here we see Black demonstrating another effective method of tackling the London system with the Kings Indian. White plays a series of routine moves only to wind up in a completely lost position.
AS250 More ammunition for aspiring Veresov players. In this interesting game which comes to a bizarre early end, White shows that 4.f3 is not the only move to cause Black problems.
AS251 Michael Franklin is a long time d-pawn specialist. Here he goes on a very effective pawn hunting expedition, in a wildly exciting game.
AS252 Hodgson is taken out of his beloved Tromp by a cunning move order, but Black is soon feeling the full fury of Jules' attack. Features a very instructive Colle-Zukertort pawn sacrifice.
AS253 White demonstrates a very reasonable and aggressive way to play against an early ...Bg4. There again, it's risky. so you have to be in the mood to start burning bridges straight away.
AS254 Mark Hebden continues to be the Barry's main exponent at GM level. Here he grinds out a fine positional win in the main line, as he goes for the ultra-flexible approach.
AS255 Miroslav Houska has a fine eye for the initiative and so the Blackmar-Diemer fits his aggressive style perfectly. Black tries to put up the shutters but he is simply overpowered by the White attack. There again, you have to wonder whose king was the most vulnerable...