By Konstantin Sakaev
In his new ebook GM Sakaev analyzes all significant platforms after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4. He additionally can pay enormous cognizance to strange, yet tough schemes as 7...0-0 8.Ne2 Qd7 and 8...Nc6. the writer exhibits how Black may well equalize while White deviates from the main trying out diversifications, like with regards to 7...c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 and now 10.Rc1 or 10.Rb1. after all the point of interest of the publication is at the topical place which arises after 7...c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 10.0-0. The readers will discover a precise clarification and research of all average continuations with Sakaev's options the place to seem for a bonus. the writer finds a few very promising novelties at the major highway of his favourite version. Sakaev's paintings is orientated in part to symbolize the perspective of White and it really is meant to assist avid gamers create difficulties for Black within the Gruenfeld Defence. nonetheless, it might be fascinating for the gamers who get pleasure from enjoying the Gruenfeld Defence with Black to boot. This booklet has summarized the modern idea as much as March 10 2006.
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Xf3 1 7 e6! Strauss) 1 7 ... CLlf6 1 8 e7+ �c8 19 �e6+ �c7 ( 1 9 . . CLld7 20 e8� 20 �f4 + wins, while instead 1 6 . . �g6 17 �xg7 Me8 1 8 dS ! Strauss) , opening more central lines, is crushing as 1 8 . . cxdS 19 �g5 + �c8 20 Mfc 1 + is appalling for Black. d5 1S e6! txe6 19 "lig5+! Now the point of 1 2 as is revealed: this check picks up the loose bishop on as ! 1 9 .. tg4 22 Mg 5 ! txh5 23 MXgS+ tiJfS 24 MxfS+ '>t>d7 25 tiJe5+ '>t>c7 26 MxaS Diverting the bishop to an inferior square. te2 2S MeS c5 29 �e7+ '>t>cS 30 tiJc6 1 -0 37 Th e S l a v S u m mary After 8 .
16 dxcS MCS (of course not 16 . . ltxcs 17 ltxh7+ �xh7 1 S iVc2+ �gS 19 tbgS ltg6 20 iVxcs, winning a pawn) , followed by . . ltxcs or . . MxcS, promise White anything. Th e O ld M a in L in e : B l a c k a //o ws e 3 - e 4 14 . JLg 6 . 1 5 JLxg6 hxg6 15 ... fxg6 used to be played almost automatically, primarily for defensive reasons: black players were worried that if they recaptured with the h pawn, White would play his knight on g3 to gS via e4 and his queen to h4, when Black would have no defence to 'Ih7 mate.
E7 13 . . cS is unpleasantly met by 14 ltgS! 'i'aS 15 ltbS! Once Black moves the knight on d7, he will lose the cs pawn, and he cannot protect it with a rook due to the bishop on gS. If he protects the knight with l S . . 'i'c7, then 16 Mac1 is unpleasant. The text prevents ltgS and prepares . . c6-cS . 1 4 CLlg3 The direct approach. 14 as has also been tried. dxc4 5 a4 �f5 6 e 3 e 6 7 �xc4 � b4 8 0-0 CLlbd7 9 �e2 �g6 1 0 e4 0-0 1 1 � d 3 �h5 1 2 e 5 CLld 5 1 3 CLle4 ! Question 4: Why does White play 14 as?
An Expert's Guide to the 7.Bc4 Gruenfeld by Konstantin Sakaev