By Graham Burgess
So much chess avid gamers are fed a collection of dogmatic principles approximately how the hole has to be performed. the outcome: stereotyped, unimaginative play. the outlet surprises during this booklet land like bombshells within the obvious calm of normal openings and disorientate your competitors as they grapple with unique difficulties. This publication is a treasure-trove of bizarre rules at an early degree of the hole, but operating opposed to the grain of traditional play. every one notion has quick-strike strength and is supported through sufficient concrete research to allow you to try out it with self assurance.
All significant openings are coated. There are surprises for either White and Black, deeply researched and up to date. each one proposal is classed by way of its soundness and its skill to shock and surprise. A thought-provoking creation examines the underlying techniques of commencing play and considers how the traditional ideas must be changed within the mild of the hugely combative dealing with of the outlet now favoured by means of the world's most sensible gamers.
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Xc3 1 2 bxc3 d5, after which his piece coordination is poor, though without White having any obvious plan of attack. Or he can play around the pawn, concentrating on getting all his pieces developed, and making use of the central squares behind White' s pawn, but taking the risk that while the pawn survives, White has considerable scope for tac tical play. Here Lasker aims for piece play rather than for gain of material and characteristically goes down the path of greatest complication. After 1 1 .
Xa2 2 1 b3, or 20 . . Jtxd3 2 1 Mxc6 and Black starts to suffocate. If Black avoids this, White consolidates with a clear positional edge. 15 . . c5 ! is an important alterna tive. Judging by the citations in Gold man's book, this appears to have been ignored by the analysts, but there has been much more coverage of 1 5 . . 0-0 16 'uad l c5, when White is a move closer to an exchange sacrifice on d4 (see the note to Black's 1 6th move). It is strange that the natural pawn-push to protect the bishop is considered only when the bishop is directly attacked, and not as a prophylactic measure.
L1fe8). There is of course the highly practi cal point that if you search for beauty and try to achieve the impossible, the likely result is catastrophic. Even in the most complicated positions, perhaps especially in the most complicated po sitions, it is a matter of delicate posi tional judgement assessing what risks are acceptable, and what risks need to be avoided. We return to the position after 2 1 g3 ! (D) : B 21.. ltf6 The momentary lull in play, as a re sult of White having to find a purely defensive move, means that Lasker, presumably much to his relief, is not • 64 How TO DEFEND IN CHESS obliged to snatch the rook and allow the duo of passed pawns.
101 Chess Opening Surprises (Gambit chess) by Graham Burgess