By Dorian Rogozenko

This booklet follows the normal theory-then-games yet nonetheless it doesnt pass into n+5 intensity in diversifications so even though its a really whole advisor it doesnt live into too complex traces. As a basic method of facing the antis the writer recommends a kingside fianchettoe and pretty well is going alongside those traces so in case you are a fond one of many dragon like strains this ebook goes to slot into your repertoire perfectly.

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White's pieces are placed quite actively, but Black doesn't merely have an extra pawn, but his majority has CHESS EXPLAINED: THE GRONFELD 46 now been transformed into a pair of passed pawns. For the sake of setting these pawns in motion, he can acquiesce to considerable con­ cessions in other sectors of the battlefield. adequate game. xa1 15 'it'xa1 f6 (D) since Bannik-Novotelnov, USSR Team Ch, Tbilisi 1 95 1 , but rejected by theory because of the result of that game. B w It is evident that White has at least some compensation: his pieces are more active, and the black king's position is weakened by the ab­ sence of the dark-squared bishop.

NON-STANDARD LINES WITH cxd5 This move is inspired by the analogous ma­ noeuvre from the l:tb1 Exchange Variation. The rook evades a possible attack and sets its sights on the b7-pawn. After 10 ltJf3 Black achieved equality in Karpov-Timofeev, Russian Team Ch, Sochi 2007: 1 0... a6 1 5 :c 1 'ife5. txa2. Speaking formally, the change in the pawn-structure favours White: he has now one pawn-island fewer whereas Black has one more, although whether you consider the a7-pawn a passed pawn or a weakness depends on your re­ serve of optimism.

C2; or 40 f5 'iii'xeS - only this line gives a glimmer of hope. gl+ 38 �g2? g2 The rook comes to the rescue in time, picking up a pawn along the way. Now the pair of passed pawns and the strong bishop make White's tech­ nical task quite feasible. d2 tt'le6 49 �d5 For the sake of keeping the e5-pawn, White agrees to the exchange of the minor pieces and wrongly so. With the bishop present the passed pawns would run at a much faster pace. r2 (D) And here is the rook endgame, along with its inherent drawish traditions.

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