Attacking the Spanish: Marshall, Schliemann & Gajewski by Sabino Brunello

By Sabino Brunello

In chess the Spanish commencing, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5, is so revered that many Black avid gamers instantly begin to shield. Sabino Brunello exhibits that Black can struggle correct from the beginning. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0 zero Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 zero zero 8.c3 d5 The Marshall assault is sound and competitive, so it really is no shock that it truly is favoured by way of the world's top. the idea is so advanced that a professional advisor is needed, and Brunello is easily fitted to the duty. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 The Schliemann, with its reversed King's Gambit aptitude, has constantly been well-liked by membership gamers, yet grandmasters knew it used to be unsound. Then Teimour Radjabov begun taking part in it effectively opposed to the elite and sparked a revival. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0 zero Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 zero zero 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 d5 The Gajewski edition is fresh. the location after White's 10th circulation were reached one thousand occasions with 10...c5 universally performed, earlier than the Polish grandmaster Gajewski printed that Black has a desirable gambit at his disposal.

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E2! �c3 continues 5 . . c6 (5 . . lDxe5 reaches the above note) when 6 . lDxe5!? is also quite dangerous. In view of the above, it makes sense for Black to capture on e4 himself 4... fxe4 This has become firmly established as Black's main response. lDc3 is arguably White's most principled reaction to the Schliemann, developing another piece while defending the e-pawn. d3!? may not be as harmless as previously thought - see Chapter 1 for full coverage of that move) . exfS?! e4) . This can be illustrated by a very brief investigation into a few of Black's main responses.

TLlh7! g3 tLlxe4 24. Wxe4 ghd8 25. f6 White has nothing better than the text, with which he exchanges down to a drawn ending. a b c d e In this very complicated position White has some compensation for the pawn, but perhaps not quite enough. One sensible continuation is 1 6 . . c6, reinforcing the centre, when Black's chances look preferable. 1 6 . . 0-0-0 and 1 6 . . d5 also deserve consideration. exES 0-0-0 Black should be alright here. White's light-squared bishop is very powerful, but its opposite number on a7 is no slouch either!

Vgf3) . 0-0 1 0. lLlxc6?? vgd7 leaves White embarrassment along the e-file. 0-0 is another try, after which I like Postny's suggestion of 1 1 . . cxd4. Surprisingly, this move has never been played. lLlxd4 �e8 with sufficient compensation according to the Israeli Grandmaster. 10 . d4 c5! This undermining move is key, as Black needs to open lines for his bishops. 5 4 3 2 1 a b c d e f g h This position was reached in the game Vitiugov - Ponkratov, Orsk 2002, which continued: 1 2 . . dxeS lLlg4 ( 1 3 .

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