Heroic Tales: The Best of Chesscafe.com 1996 - 2001 by Taylor Kingston

By Taylor Kingston

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So Davies avoids the exchange on c3. 8 h3 1th5 9 1tb3 4)d7 10 Jle3 10 g4!? is an alternative according to Larsen 10 .. :�e7 11 �b1 The plan is to meet 1 1 . 0-0-0 by 12 Ad5, but 1 1 �h2!? was preferable according to Larsen. 11 4)d8 12 'if}h2 f6 13 t,td2!? •• Also after 16 . £\f3 White has a clear advantage. . §ae8 21 4)h2 exf4?! §f7 24 '/ta5! §c8 25 4)f3 4)c6?! §e8 32 c5 dxc5 33 bxc5 c6 34 4)b3 g5? a3 4)ed7 37 . b6 would also have been met by 38 �a1 ! The point of this retreat is that d3-d4 can be immediately followed up actively since .

However, 6 c3 is probably stronger: 6 . . ) 7 . . dxc3 8 bxc3 Ac5 9 0-0 0-0 and now 10 Ag5! (instead of 10 c4= as given in ECO) 10 . . h6 1 1 Ah4 � d8 1 2 � e 1 g5 1 3 Ac4 Ae6 1 4

This has also happened in, among others: • • • Zapata-Chemin, Cienfuegos 1 9 8 1 Hiibner-Korchnoi, Skelleftea 1 98 9 Komeev-Van Wely, Krumbach 1 9 9 1 All together, I found 34 games where this �e5-fork was possible. 0-0 Ae7 12. Yiructimr 1 4 .. �ad8 That 1 4 . d looks l i ke a trap, but I don 't see why 1 4 . . i"c5, and B l ack seems to be better. adl d5 . h4 and Black resigned. • • I ncredibly, even one world champion fell victim to this fork, albeit in a rapid play-off game. In Anand-Kramnik, Mainz 2001, 16 �b8, with a threat that Anand missed.

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