By Boris Avrukh

"Grandmaster Repertoire" is a brand new sequence of top of the range chess books in response to the most traces, written via powerful grandmasters. the purpose is to supply the reader with a whole repertoire at a degree more than enough for elite tournaments, and positively additionally for the membership championship. "Grandmaster Repertoire" presents a repertoire to final a life-time. most sensible GM Boris Avrukh charts a direction in the direction of a bonus with 1.d4. Avrukh is used to dealing with the easiest avid gamers on the planet. during this publication he offers a much better model of the repertoire that increased him to the pinnacle 50, concentrating on major traces with a king aspect fianchetto. "1.d4 quantity One" covers the openings after 1.d4 d4 2.c4, quite the Catalan, Queen's Gambit authorized, Semi-Slav, Slav, and different Queen's Gambit strains.

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A very concrete approach. lLlbxd2 bS leads to unclear play where Black keeps the extra pawn. lLleS, and now 8 . . 'ifff a S! , when Black cannot avoid losing material. In the event of 7 . . 'ifffg S a6! (this is much stronger than 8 . . 0-0?! 0-0 lLlbd7 the position is double-edged. a4 is my preference. The main line goes: 8 . . lLlc3 'ifff b 6 Or 1O . . e4. 'ifff g S! Now this sortie secures White's advantage. 1 1 . ib7 1 3. 0-0 White is clearly better, due to Black's weak pawns on the queenside.

Clearly the best option. Wle2?! lLlxe5! Wlh5 lLlc5+ and Black has fantastic compensation for the exchange. b8 does not bring White any dividends. g4! White has a clear attacking plan of opening up the position on the kingside with the help of g4-g5. 1 5 ... d5! �d5 White has the initiative. ig5) D22) 8 ... b 1 � would leave White with good compensation) 1 0 . . e7. This position occurred in L. Meyer - Neksandrov, Gistrup 1 996. lLlxc4 with a pleasant edge. There is some point in 9 .. l'h6, removing the rook from the h 1 -a8 diagonal.

Ib7 1 3. 0-0 White is clearly better, due to Black's weak pawns on the queenside. �a3 %Ve7 8 . . lLlxc4!? was a worthy alternative) 9 . . 0-0 lLlxcs happened in Lupor Klundt, Bad Wiessee 2000. �ac 1 with typical Catalan pressure. 'ifffxd2 is also better for White. 7 ... 0-0 There is no point in playing by analogy with the Kramnik - Topalov game, as here Black's pawn stands on a7 (instead of as) , and that significantly favours White: 7 . . c6?! is dubious 9 ... dxe5 gd8 1 0 . . 'iffff4 does not bring Black relief either, as White maintains the usual advantage.

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