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Anti Pirc SOS (87)

Posted at 14:46 on 25/5/2009
Surprise gambit vs pirc: play b4 and h4! 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Pc3 Lg7 4.Le2 Pf6 5.h4 c5 6.dxc5 Da5 7.Dd3 Dxc5 8.Le3 Da5 9.b4!? Dxb4 10.Tb1 Da5 11.Tb5 with initiative for the pawn. The only game I know in this line continued with Dd8 12.h5 Tg8 13.h6 Lh8 14.Pf3 b6 15.Pg5 Ld7 16.Dc4 e6 17.Tb3 Pc6 18.Pb5 d5 19.exd5 Both sides have possibilities for improvement but black won't be prepared.
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Rare move in the Chigorin (86)

Posted at 14:10 on 25/5/2009
Here's another SOS you won't see in the booklets. When your opponent plays the Chigorin he will know the ins and outs. Or so he thinks. Another pawn move comes to the rescue. After: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Bb7 14. d5 Rac8 15. Bd3 Nd7 we have a common position of the Chigorin Ruy Lopez. However, playing the logical g4! in this position is not a standard move. You won't find it in Fritz opening book for example. When I first played 16.g4! I thought I had deviced something new but of course in the Chigorin that is not so easy. Since it was first used by Muller in 1957 it has been seen 15 times, that is according to Chessbase's database. g4 scores remarkably well and has recently even been played by a couple of grandmasters amongst which GM l'Ami. Once you consider g4 the idea is obvious enough: preventing f7-f5 and maybe Kg2 and Rh/g1 and a pawnstorm followed by the pieces. With a Database score of 9 points out of 12 games it is worth considering this move!
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