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Greetings and welcome to the June Update.

IM Andrew Martin

All this month's new games are easily downloaded in PGN format using ChessPub.exe, open ChessPub.exe, put the date on, say, 13th June 2002, and then click on 'King's Indian', over on the right. All these games should appear (and the new ChessPub Guides, too)!

To download the June '02 KI games directly in PGN form, click here: Download Games


The highlights this month:

# I will now be continually updating 5 ECO codes monthly as well as the sections containing the latest annotated games. This month it's the turn of a41, a42 and a53, a54 and a55.

# In the annotations take a look at M Gurevich-Banikas where Black wields the axe after 4...f5

# Vera plays quietly against the Dizdarevic system and hands Noguieras a thoroughly prospectless position eg 14 Qd2

# In Canfell-Lane Black gets bored and pays the price. The best move order against White's quiet set-up is 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nf3 Bg7 4 Nc3 0-0! 5 Bf4 c5!

after which White has nothing to claim.

# In Ljubojevic-Hausrath Black tries an old 1989 suggestion of mine eg 10...Nbd7

Unfortunately he follows it up incorrectly and White wins a fine game.

# Bareev springs a solid novelty on Khalifman eg 11 Qe2

He is better then loses. This is not the end of the story as you will see.

# Cebalo-Kozul is an interesting Four Pawns. Black misses an opportunity. Instead of his 10..Nb6 he should certainly unbalance the game with 10..Bxc3! 11 bxc3 f5


Finally spare a thought for Knott's 10 a4 !

I think this is an improved move order for White.

All this and more besides!

Have a good month.

As usual, any queries or comments to would be most welcome.

IM Andrew Martin