By Boris Avrukh
"Grandmaster Repertoire" is a brand new sequence of top quality chess books in keeping with the most traces, written via robust grandmasters. the purpose is to supply the reader with an entire repertoire at a degree more than enough for elite tournaments, and positively additionally for the membership championship. "Grandmaster Repertoire" presents a repertoire to final a life-time. most sensible GM Boris Avrukh charts a path in the direction of a bonus with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to dealing with the easiest avid gamers on this planet. during this publication he provides a stronger model of the repertoire that increased him to the pinnacle 50, targeting major traces with a king part fianchetto. "1.d4 quantity One" covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, really the Catalan, Queen's Gambit accredited, Semi-Slav, Slav, and different Queen's Gambit traces.
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G4! White has a clear attacking plan of opening up the position on the kingside with the help of g4-g5. 1 5 ... d5! �d5 White has the initiative. ig5) D22) 8 ... b 1 � would leave White with good compensation) 1 0 . . e7. This position occurred in L. Meyer - Neksandrov, Gistrup 1 996. lLlxc4 with a pleasant edge. There is some point in 9 .. l'h6, removing the rook from the h 1 -a8 diagonal. Wle2! e7oo) . l O . . h6 ( l 0 . . Wlxc4 White is better, as he has a clear plan on the queenside. lLlbd2N But then I realized that Black is fine after 1 1 .
Dxc4 and 5 . . ib4t 41 8 ... 0-0 lDc6!. 9 ... e3 e5!? In my opinion this pawn sacrifice is the critical continuation in this line. Other options are: 1 0 . . 0-0 and White is positionally better. White was clearly better i n Kharitonov Kholmov, Moscow 1 998. tb4t 6 . td2) B) 6 ... c5 This move is seldom played, probably because Black has a poor score with it. ttle5 The most principled continuation. White is aiming to regain the pawn and claim a pleasant edge thanks to his better pawn structure.
1 6 . . ab8 1 8 . b4 a4 The position is balanced. Chapter 3 - 4 . . dxc4 and S . . b4t 1 2 e5 This is Black's only way to play. •.. tla7!? Black is planning to defend his c4-pawn with . . b7-bS. It is very important that in reply to 13 ... Wa4! capturing the c4-pawn with the queen and maintaining an advantage. tUd2 Black would get play with the previously seen idea of 1 4 . . tUxc4 bS!. tUfd2 line. fS when White's queen is clearly misplaced on as . b4 This is a good square for Black's dark-squared bishop.
1.d4 (Grandmaster Repertoire) (v. 1) by Boris Avrukh