October 2001 - What's New
Welcome to the October 2001 update
Aaron Summerscale firstname.lastname@example.org
OCT01/08 When Black has not yet committed his king's knight, the Torre Attack lacks some of it's usual bite. In this game, Black equalizes effortlessly.
OCT01/09 Rather than go down the 3...Ne4 line that lately we have been examining so closely, Black instead chooses a more solid, if passive continuation. As you might expect, White has good chances of getting the advantage against such unambitious play.
OCT01/01 Black grabs a hot pawn against the world's leading Trompowsky expert. As you might expect, Hodgson gives short shrift to such impudence!
OCT01/02 Although not so popular these days, this line still contains more than a drop of poison for the unsuspecting Black player, as this lethal game illustrates.
OCT01/04 Despite White's reverse in this game , I believe that this is the critical test of an early ...c5 by Black.
OCT01/05 More of the same. Again, White starts down a promising path only to go wrong at an unnecessarily early stage.
OCT01/07 When Black develops his light-squared bishop early, the best counter still proves to be a quick push of the c-pawn. But unusually for this line, this push is then followed by a kingside assault. A very interesting game.
OCT01/03 If White sets up the stonewall formation before Black has committed himself to d5, then a very handy resource is a timely d6, denying White the use of the key e5 square, when the White attack can soon be running on an empty tank.
OCT01/10 White gets carried away with his attacking possibilities in the modern main line of the Barry Attack. You simply can't play this way against grandmasters and expect to get away with it!
OCT01/06 White demonstrates a very restrained approach to the problem of when to play the e4 pawn break. First, all possible avenues of counterplay are blocked. A thematic game for the more positionally minded.