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By John Donaldson, Philip Peterson

This re-creation of A Strategic commencing Repertoire is either revised and extended. The strains awarded the following – in line with 1. Nf3, 2.c4 and 3.g3 – will serve a participant good all through his profession as they're in line with strong positional rules with an emphasis on realizing instead of memorizing.

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If d7 , which requires a prepatory . . h6 to avoid /ljg5 . Also possible, but a bit pas­ sive, is . . d7 and . � c8. The text tries to find a middle way and dispense with the need for . . h6 . On the downside, the Bishop is exposed on f5 and maneuvers such as {i)f3-g5-e4 become plausible. b5 fi)e7 [ 1 0 . . fi)d8?! l l . ; The Knight on d8 has a hard time getting into the game . k[e1 . 0 Ji. hJ By saving a tempo on . . : d l ; so White has nothing better than the routine l'! e l . A h l h6 Black decides the threats of 0g5 and Ji.

Axb6 1 8 . axb6 lll xb6 1 9 . � xb6 cxb6 2 0. xb8 � xb8 22. lll a4 l::t d 8 23. • b3 b5 2 4 . lll c 5 b xc 4 2 5 . lll xe6 'if xe6 2 7 . l:::t a1 lll f6 29. � a6 'if e 8 30. �e6+ W h7 33. i: a7 3 4 . 1I x a 7 lll g4+ 35. h xg4 'if xe6 36 J hg7+ W h 8 3 7 . t e 4 'if a2 38. l:t g6 'if f7 39. g3 g6 4 . tg2 i. tg4 [8 . . b5 lll d8 1 1 . lll g5 h6 1 2 . lll ge4 lll xe4 1 3 . h3?? 14 . txh6 ! txg2 1 5 . il.. xg7 Wxg7 16. �h1 f5 2 l . d3 cS H. b4 •cs Systems w i l h . . il.. d7 and ... �c8 give W hi te l oo free a hand, with or without .

D7 followed by . . �c8. The: former enjoys a reasonable reputation, but the latter is a bit too grandiose. The artificial nature of the plan is clearly shown in game nine, where Swedish GM Ulf Andersson, a master of the Closed Sicilian Reversed, shows that one piece by itself is never enough for a successful attack. Black finally gets in . . i. h3 only to have to spend ti me bringing his Queen back into the game. Note how important a decision it is whether to play . . a7-a5 or rtot. Many times Black merely opens lines where White is stronger.

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