KID August 2002 Update
Greetings and welcome to the August Update!
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Glenn Flear is in action for us in a topical Four Pawns Attack. He snatches a pawn 9 Nxe5
and keeps it. Although theory isn't sure, he goes on to win easily enough.
Honorary Spaniard Stuart Conquest tries out the unusual 5 Be2 0-0 6 Be3!?
in his game versus Comas Fabrego.he goes on to win but 6...c5 7 d5 b5!
is the stiffest test.
Doug Schwetke writes in from Texas enquiring about the state of play in the Classical Main Line after 9 Bg5
He quotes a recent article in New In Chess where Lukacs and Hazai try to find the truth. For me 9...h6! 10 Bxf6 Bxf6 11 b4 Kg7! 12 c5 Ng8!
is the best and very straightforward. We completely reannotate an earlier high-level correspondance game to demonstrate why.
Movsesian tries 6 Be2 Na6
successfully. The earlier the better it seems for this flexible move.
Finally, there are some heavyweight duels in the 9 Ne1 Mar el Plata and 9 b4 Bayonet lines to finish an interesting and important selection of recent games.
Oh,and the Old Indian gets a mention too. Watch out for Volkov's 8 Be3!
I just think this is a very good method for White.
Have a great month
As usual, any queries or comments to AMartin@ChessPublishing.com would be most welcome.
IM Andrew Martin