By Cyrus Lakdawala
Bored with taking part in the usual openings? tired of stuffy starting concept? This booklet presents a welcome antidote! Former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala provides a variety of vicious guns for White in a repertoire that's excellent in the event you have little time for learn, yet take pleasure in taking rivals out in their convenience zones and inflicting them difficulties from the very starting. The repertoire's spine is supplied through the competitive Veresov commencing (1 d4, 2 Nc3 and three Bg5) and this weapon is observed through both adversarial concepts opposed to different Black attempts akin to the French, Caro-Kann, Dutch, Benoni, Pirc and Philidor. those guns are excellent offerings should you enjoy forcing rivals into chaotic, uncomfortable positions. *Opening guns to surprise and confound rivals *Covers all of Black's major defences *Includes online game summaries with key issues to recollect
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46 Ίhe World Champion 15 .. Λ�Υf6 1 5 . . lί:lxe5 'Wxe5 might lead to a holdable endgame for Black, but his winning chances are virtually nil. id2 d5! Borvinnik takes the opportunity to complicate matters. Objectively it is no worse than other moves, and it is certainly the option that best fits his strategy of playing for a win. Tal opines that 1 6 . . 'We2! d5 White has more than one good continuation. ig2! is objectively the strongest move, which brings White some advantage and makes it hard for Black to find counterplay.
J,b2 lt:le6! After 22 ... Wfc l ! �d? j,h3 Black is passive. xe6! d?! j,h3!? c2 gives Black enough counterplay. 24 . . c2! h3! j,c l Tal says this retreat would have been stronger, but he overlooked a surprising resource for Black. 1 9 . . b5!! Tal gives 19 ... E:c6?! ia3 Wfe5 leaves White with serious coordination problerns. 25 ... E:c6! Wfxf2 E:xc6 favours White. a3 E:xa2 Black has plenty of activity, and White even has to be careful to maintain the balance. 19 ... llJ e6!? Wfe2, when it is hard to say how big or how small White's advantage is.
A8 Tal approves of this move, which anticipates the bishop's arrival on f4. E:d7? d5! f4? Wfd8, and Ι do not see anything especially convincing for White. g5 also leaves White with a positional edge. f4? , when 33 Mikhail Tal - Mikhail Botvinnik 1960 Black wins the d4-pawn, although White should still have enough compensation for equality. 21 E: e8 2 l . . E:d7!? a4) 22 . . �xe6?? E:e8) 24 ... 'Wxd l White has the better structure and can try to press, but Black should hold without too many problems.
A Ferocious Opening Repertoire by Cyrus Lakdawala