What's New- July '01
It's that time again and I have prepared some excellent games for you.
Moving straight in, have a look at Crisan-Beliavsky, JUL01/01, where the veteran confuses the youngster with 9...Qd7!?
This old idea of Gligoric deserves to be revived further.
Nijboer gets no change out of Piket in JUL01/02 using 6...Nbd7, a combative but perhaps not entirely correct Anti-Samisch method:
We see state of the art play from Gurevich and Hebden in the 9 Nd2 c5 10 Rb1 Classical Main Line highway in JUL01/03.
Check out 14...Qc5!?, a novelty from S.Ernst, JUL01/04, which deserved a better fate.
Then comes a different way to handle the 9 Ne1 line where Ulko goes 12...c5!?
It was Fischer who originally suggested this move, see JUL01/05.
Curt Hansen comes unstuck against Luke McShane, JUL01/06, in another featured game but his 10 Bf2!
is an excellent way of dampening Black's spirits.
Finally I would commend you to 7...Nh5
Seeman equalizes effortlessly and provides considerable food for thought in JUL01/10.
There's plenty more, too- in fact, this update should keep you busy for quite some time.
Thanks for all your supportive mail. Have a good month.
IM Andrew Martin
JUL01/01 9...Qd7!? is rather an unusual way of sidestepping the Bishop on h4. I doubt whether it is better than 9...Qe8, but, taken by surprise, White steers the game back into a main line.
JUL01/03 When two specialists duel in a critical line we must give the game our full attention. We must focus on Hebden's 14th move- is this the solution to Black's problems with 9...c5 ?
JUL01/04 Black's fourteenth is a new move which does nothing for the immediate future of the N on a6, but which protects d6 and threatens to put pressure on White's light-squared pawns.
JUL01/05 Black tries an old suggestion of Bobby Fischer, strangely neglected in recent times. Perhaps that's because most White players go 10 Be3 these days. Black's idea is to slow White down on the Queenside and to go to work against the King as usual. However, conducting the battle on such a broad front can prove rather taxing, particularly when you own less space and that's maybe why 12...c5 hasn't ever really caught on. Thus stated, Black's idea works a treat here.
JUL01/06 The main point of White's tenth move is to bypass any ...Rxe3 possibilities. White loses a little time but retains his tactical control. Black elects to play ...d6-d5 immediately but there are notable alternatives.
JUL01/07 It's not clear to me how White can take advantage of 6...Na6- the only thing is that Black is revealing his hand. I Guess he avoids the Petrosian Variation this way.
JUL01/10 Another outing for this unusual move 7...Nh5!? Of course, Black would normally wait until White closes the centre before playing ...Nh5, but that may not be necessary.
JUL01/21 Hot off the press!
JUL01/22 Hot off the press!
JUL01/23 Hot off the press!
JUL01/24 Hot off the press!
JUL01/25 Hot off the press!
JUL01/08 Black is challenging the notion that White has a solid, small edge in such lines. He feels he can compensate for his backward d-pawn by placing his pieces aggressively. So King's Indian battle is joined.
I personally prefer White, but that's purely a question of taste.
JUL01/11 Hot off the press!
JUL01/12 Hot off the press!
JUL01/13 Hot off the press!
JUL01/02 Of course, it was John Nunn who revived this variation with 6...Nbd7 back in the 1980's. Black aims to muddy the waters as much as possible.
JUL01/17 Hot off the press!
JUL01/18 Hot off the press!
JUL01/19 Hot off the press!
JUL01/09 QUITE IRREGULAR
JUL01/16 Hot off the press!
JUL01/14 Hot off the press!
JUL01/15 Hot off the press!
JUL01/20 Hot off the press!
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IM Andrew Martin