1.d4, Volume 1 (Grandmaster Repertoire, Volume 1) by Boris Avrukh

By Boris Avrukh

"Grandmaster Repertoire" is a brand new sequence of top quality chess books in line with the most traces, written by way of robust grandmasters. the purpose is to supply the reader with a whole repertoire at a degree more than enough for elite tournaments, and positively additionally for the membership championship. "Grandmaster Repertoire" offers a repertoire to final a life-time. best GM Boris Avrukh charts a path in the direction of a bonus with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to dealing with the simplest gamers on this planet. during this ebook he offers a much better model of the repertoire that increased him to the pinnacle 50, concentrating on major strains with a king facet fianchetto. "1.d4 quantity One" covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, quite the Catalan, Queen's Gambit permitted, Semi-Slav, Slav, and different Queen's Gambit strains.

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TDxd4 B 1 3) 8 ... �d3 B 1 3 1) 9 ... c4 B 1 32) 9 ... tD c3 B 1 321) 1 1 . 0-0 B 1 322) 1 l ... tDb4 B 1 323) 1 l b4 B2) 7 ... • ••• ••. •. ig2 c5 This is a popular line for Black and it has recently been played successfully by Michael Adams. 0-0 In the Catalan it is quite common for White to start by developing pieces while Black is mainly making pawn moves. It is then quite usual for Black to play catch-up and later lose the pawn he has snatched. Sometimes Black tries to solve his opening problems by removing the tension in the centre immediately with A) 6 ...

D6! looks very powerful and together with White's improvement on the 1 8th move it makes Black's position quite dangerous. Certainly Black can try 7 . . e7, which is not so dangerous as 7 . . �xd4, but it tends to lead to a pleasant advantage for White. The Catalan 4... d2 p 40 p 41 p 42 p 44 p 45 p 46 p 47 p 48 A) 6 ... hdlt B) 6 ... e7 D) 6 ... 0-0 D l ) 7 ... tD c6 D2) 7 ... g5 D2 1 ) 8 ... b5 D22) 8 ... tDc6 C) after 1 3 . '�'c8 Dl) sideline with 8 . N . . g3 dxc4 5 . ib4t Basically Black's idea is very simple: he intends to hold onto the c4-pawn for a while and so force White to waste time regaining it.

Exd5 E1fd8 1 8 . ttJa5! E1xa5± With a large positional advantage, Meins - Proeh, Germany 1 998. liJd3t Again Black is kept under serious pressure in the endgame, Timman - Kuijf, Netherlands 1 996. 0-0) 8 ... ttJe5 as happened in both games which reached this position. ttJa3t regaining the pawn and keeping all his positional plusses. axb6 cxb6 Nobody has tried to recapture with the rook: 9 . . b7 is less clear) 1 l . ttJxc4± White wins back the pawn and keeps his positional advantage. f4 :gb7 Another line is 1 0 .

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