By Lev Psakhis
The French safety continues to be the most renowned thoughts to exploit opposed to White King's pawn establishing; top rate grandmasters equivalent to Korchnoi, Morozevich, Bareev, and brief proceed to perform it with luck. Grandmaster Lev Psakhis, a former Soviet champion who has written broadly in this gambit, now exhibits the way to counter it. within the moment quantity of his three-part sequence at the French safeguard, he covers the competitive 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 three e5 tactic, in addition to a few different "Anti-French" strains, together with the King's Indian assault and trade adaptations. A wealth of illustrated video games in addition to up to date idea additionally supply priceless guideline that might aid chess gamers grasp those profitable concepts.
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Xh2+? fe8 with compensation for the pawn according to Timoshenko. 11 ... c5 12 0,f3 If this is where White wants the knight then 9 tDf3 might come into consideration! Of course what White wanted was to avoid ... e5-e4, but giving two tempi to do so is too much. 12 .. d8 140-0 c4! Black's prospects in the position are based solely on his lead in development. Therefore he has no second thoughts about giving up a second pawn to accelerate the assault on the white position. Ve1 iLb7 16 0,xc4 0,xc4 17 dxc4 White has managed to win another pawn, but not to develop his queenside.
IVf6? 15 'it'c3! lDd5!? d3 lDh4 18 lDe4 lDc6! and Black has wonderful compensation for the pawn. But still... it is a fight. 14 ... e5 15 'i¥g3 iif6! Black is much better here. e2 0-0 And now he is winning. 20 'i¥e4+ Wh8 21 0-0 cud4 22 cud2 Losing a piece, but there is no salvation. f6 and Black wins. 4 0,g5 d5 5 exd5 0,a5: Introduction 22 ... f2 'YiVxa1 + 0-1 Game 15 Van der Wiel-Spassky Reggio Emilia 1986/87 1 e4 e5 2 0,f3 0,c6 3 ~c4 0,f6 4 0,g5 d5 5 exd5 0,a5 6 ~b5+ c6 7 dxc6 bxc6 8 iif3?! h6!
J;;;g7 294Jd4 and White is clearly better. g. ibS+ ~e7! xcs 1S 'iYe2 lId8 gives Black fine compensation, but not 12... ~f8? 13 dxcS and White wins) 12... b8 with compensation for the pawn. Still, the main line seems to be more natural. 12 lLlxd3 "iIIc7 Game 23 L. Belov-Nezhmetdinov Omsk 1961 1 e4 e5 2 lLlf3 tbc6 3 ~c4 lLlf6 4 lLlg5 d5 5 exd5 lLla5 6 ~b5+ c6 7 dxc6 bxc6 8 ~e2 h6 9 lLlf3 e4 10 lLle5 ~d6 11 d4 13lLld2 In recent years this has been the most popular move, and it also looks the soundest, so probably 11 d4 will continue to be the main line for some time to come.
Advance and Other Anti-French Variations by Lev Psakhis