A Strategic Opening Repertoire by John Donaldson, Philip Peterson

By John Donaldson, Philip Peterson

This new version of A Strategic commencing Repertoire is either revised and accelerated. The traces provided the following – in response to 1. Nf3, 2.c4 and 3.g3 – will serve a participant good all through his profession as they're in accordance with good positional principles with an emphasis on knowing instead of memorizing.

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1 point) You have scored ____ out of 8 points. Baisakow Bad Zwesten 2005 English Opening 1 Nf3 c5 2 g3 Nc6 3 c4 g6 4 b3 Bg7 5 Nc3 Nf6 6 Bb2 0-0 7 Rc1 d6 8 Bg2 Bf5 9 d3 Qd7 10 0-0 Bh3 11 Rc2 Bxg2 12 Kxg2 Nd4 13 Nxd4 cxd4 14 Nb1 Qc6+ 15 Kg1 Qd7 16 Nd2 e5 17 Ba3 Rfe8 18 f4 Qh3 19 fxe5 (*) Ng4 20 Nf3 Ne3 0-1 For White (1) 16 Nd2? Black wins at least the exchange. Ng4 with either 19 Rf3! (1 point) You have scored ____ out of 11 points. Re8 12 Rh2? hxg5, hxg5 Black wouldn’t be able to move the f6-knight without allowing mate with Qh7#, so White would regain the piece with gxf6, and gain an open h-file for his attack - not a good deal for Black.

1 point) You have scored ____ out of 11 points. Re8 12 Rh2? hxg5, hxg5 Black wouldn’t be able to move the f6-knight without allowing mate with Qh7#, so White would regain the piece with gxf6, and gain an open h-file for his attack - not a good deal for Black. 12 Bd2) or by 12 Bxf6. (2 points) (2) 15 g4? Qe7? (2 points) You have scored ____ out of 5 points. Kxf7 17 Nxg4, since 17 ... (2 points) (2) 17 Nxe5? Qxg4 18 Bxf7+!.

1 point) (4) 18 ... g5? , as outlined above (1 point). 18 ... (1 point) You have scored ____ out of 12 points. Nxe4 (1 point), as played in the game, although with the correct follow-up White could obtain some compensation due to his better development. (2) 18 d5? Black has no good defence and must give up material. cxd4 19 Bxf6 gxf6 20 Qxh6 threatens to win the queen with 21 Nxf6+, and here 21 ... (2 points) (3) 19 Nxf6+? (2 points) is very strong. Rad8 21 Bxf6 gxf6 22 Qg6+ Qg7 23 Nxf6+ Kf8 24 Qxg7+ Kxg7 25 Nxe8+ wins a rook, or 20 ...

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