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DEVELOPMENTS IN TttE

Pirc atid M6dtrtL Sstern,s


1g4-gJ

120 theoretically most


important games selected by

Nigel Davies
Developments in the

PIRC & MODERN SYSTEMS


1985-87

INTERNATIONAL MASTER

Nigel Davies

Austrian Attack 2
Pirc divergencies
3
6Ad3 5
6Ae3 9
6Ae2 11
Classical 12
Pirc divergences 13
Main Line 14
Spassky System 18
Assorted Systems 21
Sveshnikov 4Ae3 22
Byrne System 25
4g3Modern 26
4g3Pirc 27
.i.t.c4Systems 29
4Ae2 + 5h4 29
Averbakh System 31
4... /i;Jd7 33
4... e5 (Azmaiparashvili) 34
4... a6? ! 37
Classical Fianchetto 37
ThreePawns 39
Geller's Quiet System 39
Kasparov System 41

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AUSTRI AN ATTAC K

1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 4Jc3 $;..g7 4 f4
Ever since the Pirc and Modern
Defences appeared on the scene this
has been the most dangerous system.
White sets up a big pawn centre and
hopes to smash his opponent flat; if
Black wants to survive he must play
with energy and purpose.

AUSTRIAN MODERN
9 ... 4Jge7
Against the Austrian Attack Black A possible improvement is 9
normally transposes into the Pirc with t2lf6!? as in Ehlvest-Azmaiparashvi l i ,
4 . . . 4Jf6. His main alternative is a 54th USSR Ch , - fi nal, K uibishev
counterattack against d4 with 4 ... 1 986, which went 10 ;.g I 0-0 11 h4
4Jc6. t2lh5 12 f5 de 13 fe6 (or 13 fe4 ef 14 ef
After 5 ilt.e3 4)f6 6 4)f3 this will xh4 15 d5 e5 16 $;..g 5 b4) 13 . . .
transpose into an Austrian Pirc with 6 fe 14 !i2)xe4 e5 1 5 c3 d5! with a com
Ae3 (e.g. game 1 9). Game I features plicated game.
the dangerous alternative 5 t2lf3; 10 h4 hS 1 1 li2)a4 0-0 12 c4 de 13 Axc4
Pekarek's treatment in game 2 will b8 14 li2)cS !!d8 1S c3 b6 16 4Jxe6
probably not catch on. fe 17 J,ixe6 h7 18 e5 .:.f8 19 f5 gf 20
:.hgt e8 21 .xg7 xg7 22 dS f4 23
.Qd7 f7 24 ilt.f2 t2lxdS 2S xc6 4)e3
Game l 26 .a.gl h8 27 e6 f6 28 Ael 4JfS
de Firmian - J .Kristiansen 29 $;..c3 t2ld4 30 e7 li2)xc6 31 ef .a.xf8
Copenhagen 198S 32 .Qxc6 1:0
1 e4 g6 2 d4 $;.. g7 3 4Jc3 d6 4 f4 t2lc6
Despite its current lack of populari Game 2
ty 4 . . . c6 is still very interesting. A re Pekarek - Azmaiparashvili
cent example was J . Amason-Soltis,
Tbilisi 1986
New York Open 1 986, which went 5 1 d4 d6 2 e4 g6 3 4)c3 .Qg7 4 f4 4Jc6 S
4Jf3 .Q.g4 6 Ae3 b6 1 d3 4Jf6 8 Ae3 4Jf6
4Je5 ! ? d5 ! 9 f5 de 1 0 c4 0-0 1 1 fg hg 5 . . . e6! ? 6 4Jf3 4Jge7 7 d2 a6 8
12 4Jxg6 Ae6 1 3 4Jxe7 h8 and 0-0-0 d5 9 e5 b6 1 0 !'!gl Ab7 1 1 g4
White was in serious trouble. d7 12 4Je2 h5 is unclear, Rogulj
S 4Jf3 ..Q.g4 6 ilt.e3 .Qxf3 Kljako, Citta di Castello 1 986.
In Lugano last year, Hick! showed 6 Ae2 0-0 7 dS? ! 4)b8 8 4)f3 c6 9 '/itd2
that Black has another possibility. .Qg4 10 h3 .Qxf3 11 .Qxf3 cd 12 e5 de
P .Bauer-Hick! went 6 . . . e6 7 .Q.b5 a6 13 fe 4Je8 14 ..Q.xd5 c8 15 0-0 e6 16
8 Axc6 be 9 0-0 b8 10 d3 .Qxf3 1 1 .Qb3 Axes 17 4Je4 4)d7 Ul ..Q.h6 4Jg7
!!xf3 4Je7 1 2 b3 0-0 with about even 19 g5 c6 20 !'!adl the4 21 .xd7
chances. .Q.xb2 22 4 thf4 23 .Q.xf4 as 24
7 gf dS 8 '/itd2 e6 9 0-0-0 .Qd6 .fc8 2S !!dxn a4 26 .Qxa4 4Jf5
27 . 7xfS ef 28 i;Lb3 + Wg7 29 g4 Game 4
gc6 30 Ab4 Ac3 31 Axc3 gxc3 32 Kudrin - Christiansen
gf .f8 33 fg . xfl + 34 ft hg 3S Reykjavik 1986
Wg2 Wh6 36 a4 b6 37 Wh2 WgS 38 t e4 g6 2 d4 Ag7 3 Qc3 d6 4 f4 Qf6 S
Wg2 Wh4 39 .Qe6 gxc2 + 40 Wf3 Qf3 Qa6!? 6 .Qd3 cS 7 dS c7

.
.c3 + 0:1 7 . . . 0-0 8 0-0 would transpose into
the normal line 5 . . 0-0 6 .Qd3 Qa6 7
0-0 c5 8 d5. Christiansen's move gives
AUSTRIAN PIRC
5 . . . Qa6 ! ? independent significance.
1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 Qc3 g6 4 f4 Qf6 8 e2 0-0 9 a3 e6 10 de Axe6 11 Ac4
Divergences .ae8 t2 0-0 .Qxc4 t3 thc4 c6 t4 eS
Before we reach a main line Austrian Qg4 tS h3 Qh6 t6 '&dS QfS t7 thc6
both sides have alternatives. In game 3 be t8 Qe4 dS t9 Qf2 f6 20 Qg4 Qg3
Bronstein's old speciality of 5 e5 was 2t a.et fS 22 Qf2 Qc7 23 b4 Qe6 24
not done justice; the interesting and be .b8 2S Qd3 .fd8 26 .Qe3 d4 27
virtually untried 5 . . . Qa6 ! ? had an Af2 Qe4 28 .abl . xbt 29 . xbt
outing in game 4. Af8 30 .b7 Q4xcS 3t gxa7 Qxd3
5 . . . c5 has become popular again 32 cd AcS 33 .a6 Qxf4 34 .xc6
recently mainly because of Seirawan 's t2)xd3 3S a4 Qxf2 36 f2 .Qf8 37
novelty 1 2 . . . h5! ? (game 5) . Games 7 a.c4 d3 38 et .Qh6 39 a.d4 d2 + 40
and 8 both show White trying to We2 .!;;!. b8 4t Qxd2 .!;;!. b 2 42 g4 fg 43
squeeze something out of 6 de but hg .a2 44 Wel .Qxd2 + 4S gxd2
without much success. .xa4 46 .d8 + Wg7 t:t
Game 3
Game 5
Silva - Hertneck
Hellers - Seirawan
Biel Open 1986
Wijk aan Zee t986
1 e4 g6 2 d4 .Qg7 3 Qc3 d6 4 f4 Qf6 S
t e4 d6 2 d4 Qf6 3 Qc3 g6 4 f4 .Qg7 S
eS Qfd7 6 Qf3 cS 7 ed 0-0 8 de
Qf3 cS 6 .QbS + .Qd7 7 eS Qg4 8 e6
the7 + 9 e2 d8 10 Ae3 Qc6 11
AxbS 9 ef + Wd7 to QxbS as + tt
0-0-0 . e8 12 de as
Qc3 cd 12 Qxd4 hS! ? 13 h3 Qc6 t4

-
.i:.i:.i:
Qde2
14 hg Qxd4 15 .Qe3 hg 16 .a.xh8

, .:. .i:
.a.xh8 17 .Qxd4? ! a.hi + 18 f2

.1 !ff;f:f:!
i11m
a.xd l 1 9 .Q.xg7 .a.xal 20 f8=* -/ +
Pein.

.f,,
t4 . . . Qh6 1S .Qe3 QfS?! ( 1 5 . . . .hf8

.
Hellers) t6 .Qf2 .af8 17 0-0

't4;e;da!t.
= -

.Qxc3 t8 Qxc3 .xf7 t9 tt'd3 ( 1 9 a3 ! -

m m;g
d.!,. d.!,. M@ a d.!,. Hellers) 19 .a.hf8 20 .a. aet a6 2t
;.'Jm
...

*e4 Qd8 22 QdS b6 23 c4 b7 24


d3 a.g8 2S .Qd4 Wc8 26 .Q.c3 h4 27
t3 f2 .Qxc3 t4 be Qf6 tS QgS b4 c6 28 bS d7 29 a4 Qb7 30 a.at
*a3 + t6 Wbt .Qe6 11 c4 Qg4 t8 gs 31 as ba 32 Axas gf 33 Qb6 + ??
'&h4 b4 + 19 Wet h6 20 Qxe6 (33 .Qb6! - Hellers) 33 . a h 34 Axb6
Qxe3 2t Qc7 *c3 22 m2 *al + 0 : 1 QaS 3S dS b7 36 .f2 dS 37 cd
b7 38 AxaS 4)e3 39 Ac3 4)xd5 40 Game 7
,t.d4 S a8 41 ..xa8 a8 42 ..d2 e6 Sokolov - Gurevich
43 Af2 .. h7 44 .. a2 + b8 45 ..a6 S2nd USSR Ch 198S
..d7 46 Axh4 eS 47 Af2 4)b4 48 ..a3 1 e4 g6 2 d4 .Qg7 3 4)c3 d6 4 f4 4)f6 S
dS 49 AcS 4)c2 50 ..c3 4)el 51 2 4)f3 cS 6 de as 7 d3 xcS 8 Ae3
d4 52 Sc4 4)d3 + 53 f3 b7 S4 In the game J.L.Fernandez
e4 4)b2 55 S c2 4)a4 S6 Ab4 d3 57 Ardaman, Las Palmas 1987, White
.. d2 ..d4 + 58 eS ..xb4 S9 Sxd3 tried to improve with 8 ... b5 + b ut
4)cS 60 ..f3 b6 61 h4 ..b2 t:t after 8 ... 4Jbd7 ! was struggling to
draw; the game concluded 9 e5 de 10
fe 4)g4 11 xc5 4Jxc5 12 4)d5 4Je6
Game 6
13 i;tb5 + d7 14 i;txd7 + xd7 15
Morovic Plaskett
-

0-0 ..ac8 16 c3 e8 17 4Jf4 4Jxe5 18


Bor 1985
4Jxe5 Axe5 1 9 4Jxe6 fe 20 Sel Ad6
1 e4 g6 2 d4 jig7 3 4)c3 d6 4 f4 4)f6 5
21 ..xe6 d7 22 ..e4 ..hf8 23 Ae3
4)f3 cS 6 .Q.bS + Ad7 7 eS g4 8 e6
a6 24 ..di b5 t:t.
AxbS 9 ef + d7 10 4)xb5 as + 11
8 as 9 bS + xbS
4)c3 cd 12 4)xd4 Axd4 13 d4 4Jc6
...

10 4)xb5! ?
14 c4 1 0 i;txb5 + 4)c6 1 1 0-0-0 a6 12 .Qd3
One of many movs. Other recent 4)g4 1 3 Ab6 0-0 14 h3 4)f6 1 5 g4 4Jd7
examples are: 16 .t.i.e3 Sb8 Radulov-Spassky,
a) 1 4 'lWe4 f5 1 5 -'.d2 Shf8 1 6 'lWf3
=

Amsterdam 1 973 .
S ab8 1 7 4)e2 Sxf7 1 8 0-0-0 4)f6 = 10 . . . 4)a6 11 .Qd3 (1 1 e5 ! ? - Chemin)
Belyavsky-Carr, London Open 1 985. 11 0-0 12 .t.xa7 4)hS 13 Ae3 Axb2
b) 14 d2 h5 15 b3 Shf8 16 Ab2 14 ..bl jtg7 15 eS 4)c5 16 .QxcS de 17
(Zaitsev-Konopka, Moscow B 1 986) g3 ..xa2 18 0-0 .Qd7 19 4)c3 .. a7 20
16 . . . c5 ! intending 1 7 . . . e3
= - Ae4 ..b8 21 S b6 ..a3 22 4)ds Af8
Zaitsev. 23 Sfbl S d8 24 4)c7 Ac6 25 -'.xc6
14 4)b4 15 e4 4)f6 16 i:txb7 + be 26 4)gS h6 27 4)e4 Se3 28 4)f2 gS
e6 17 0-0 n 18 S et S he8 19 29 4)g4 Se2 30 S b8 Sxb8 31 Sxb8
.. e2 S ab8 20 itf3 5 21 itf2 4)g4 g7 32 fS ..e4 33 h3 4)xg3 34 f6 + ef
22 ith4 4)xc2 23 'tl.hh7 + 8 24 4)e4 35 4)e8 + g6 36 4Jexf6 $J.g7 37
4)f6 25 ith8 + 4)g8 26 4)g5 e6 29 4)xe4 4)xe4 38 ..e8 4)d2 39 e6? fe 40
4)b7 + t:t ..xe6 + fS 41 ..xc6 .Qd4 + 42 g2
h5 43 h2 c4 44 fl 4 45 c3 7 . . . .Qg4 has not proved altogether
e3 + 46 xe3 .Qxe3 47 .a.h6 h4 48 adequate after 8 e5 . Game 10,
kte6 .Qd2 49 ktc6 .Qxc3 so axes .Qd2 however, is very important for the
51 J;I.c4 + e5 52 3 .Qf4 53 .a.e4 + theory of 7 . . . e5; with 18 . . . ti'g8
d5 54 kte8 t:t Black defended against what was
previously thought to be a winning
attack.
During the 1 980s 6 . . . c6 has been
Game 8 virtually superceded by the dynamic 6
Dolmatov - Gurevich . . . a6!?, putting a knight on the
Moscow A 1987 edge in order to enforce 7 . . . c5 . Blunt
1 e4 d6 2 d4 f6 3 c3 g6 4 f4 .Qg7 S attempts at refutation seem to fall
f3 c5 6 de ti'a5 7 .Qd3 cS 8 'lte2 short (games 1 1 and 12) so the main
0-0 9 .Qe3 ti'aS line has become 7 0-0 c5 8 d5 .
Is the razor-sharp 9 . . . ti'b4 After 8 . . . c7 (game 14) White
playable? It was in the game Thipsay would surely have won were it not for
Sturua, Frunze 1 985, which went 1 0 an appalling (presumably zeitnot)
0-0 thb2 1 1 b5 e8 12 e5 ! ? (12 a3) blunder and 8 . . . .Qg4 (game 1 5) seems
12 . . . ti'b4 13 .a.ab l ti'a5 14 f5 .Qxf5 a bit committal. Black's best is almost
1 5 .Qxf5 gf 1 6 ed e6 with a messy posi certainly 8 . . . a.b8 (games 1 6- 1 8)
tion that Black eventually won. when the quieter approach used in
10 0-0 .Qg4 11 dl ! ? Gruenfeld-Kindermann may be
A new idea. White's best.
11 .. c6 12 c3 eS 13 f2 ef 14 .Qxf4
.Qxf3 15 thf3 eS 16 .Qxe5 the5 17 Game 9
.Qc4 a.ae8 18 .a.ael .a.e7 19 .Qb3 h8 Timman - Nijboer
20 a.e2 a.fe8 21 d3 b5 22 .a.ret The Netherlands 1985-6
a5! 23 hl a4 24 .Qc2 a3 25 ha 'lta5 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 f4 f6 4 c3 $;.g7 5
26 b4 a3 27 g3 'tWa5 28 .Qb3 'tt c5 f3 0-0 6 .Qd3 c6 7 e5 de 8 fe h5
t:t 9 .Qe3 .Qg4 10 .Qe2 f6 11 ef ef 12 ti'd2
ti'e7
1 2 . . . e7? ! 1 3 0-00 f5
(Tyagunov-Paul, correspondence
1 985) 14 h3 ! .Qxf3 15 .Qxf3 + I- -
AUSTRIAN PIRC: 6 "d3 Tyagunov.
1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 b2lc3 $;,.g7 4 f4 b2lf6 13 0-0-0 a.re8 14 .a.hel h8 15 .Qh6
5 b2lf3 0-0 6 $;.d3 .Qxh6 16 thh6 g7 17 thg7 + r:t;xg7
Ever since the teeth were drawn from 18 h3 .Qd7 19 d5 b8 20 d4 f4 21
the impulsive 6 e5, 6 .Qd3 has been .Qf3 a6 22 e6 + .Qxe6 23 de cS
White's most consistent choice . 24 b4 cxe6 25 g3 xh3 26 .Qxb7
Black's traditional reply has been 6 . . . .a.ab8 27 .Qc6 28 .Qxe8 + a.xe8
c6 but in game 9 Timman showed 29 .a.d7 + a.e7 30 ktxe7 + r:tlxe7 31
that Black still has problems after 7 bS d7 32 xa7 f2 33 J;I.e2 hl
e5 . 34 J;I.d2 + e8 35 g4 g3 36 a4 h5 37
The 'best' reply to 6 . . . c6 was gh gh 38 a5 e4 39 a.dl c3 40 c6
thought to have been 7 0-0 after which xdl 41 a6 1 : 0
Game JO Game II
Berez - Den Broeder De Firmian - Van der Wiel
Correspondence 1986 Wijk aan Zee A 1986
1 e4 d6 2 d4 .5Df6 3 .5Dc3 g6 4 f4 .Qg7 5 1 e4 d6 2 d4 .5Df6 3 .5Dc3 g6 4 f4 .Qg7 5
.5Df3 0-0 6 .Qd3 .5Dc6 7 0-0 e5 8 fe de 9 .Qd3 .5Da6 6 .5Df3 0-0 7 e5 .5Dd7 8 h4 c5
d5 .5De7 10 .5Dxe5 .5Dfxd5 9 h5 cd 10 hg hg 11 .5Dg5 .5Dxe5! (1 1 . . .
V.Moiseyev-Labunsky, USSR 1 986, de !? - Nunn) 12 fe de 13 Wf2 (inten
went 10 . . . c6 1 1 .Qg5 .5Dfxd5 ! ? (New) ding 14 !'.!h8 + ) 13 de ( 1 3 . . . .Q.xe5 !
..

12 .5Dxf7 ..xf7 1 3 ..xf7 Wxf7 and - van Wijgerden) 14 $;.. e3 d6 15 .. h4


now rather than 14 ed, Moiseyev eh 16 ..bl ..d8 17 hl f6 + 18
recommended the variation 14 fl + Wgl ..xd3 19 cd .Q.f5 20 .5Dh7 d6 21
Wg8 (1 4 . . . .5Df6 1 5 jtc4+ $4e6 1 6 l;:ig5 f6 22 .5Dh7 d6 23 4)g5 t:t
.Qxe6+ Wxe6 1 7 c4+ ) 1 5 ed
b6+ 16 Wh l .5Dxd5 ( 1 6 . . . xb2? Game l2
1 7 .. e l ) 1 7 !'.!e l with an attack . Sveshnikov - Davies
11 .5Dxf7 .5Dxc3 12 be ..xf7 13 ..xf7 Moscow B 1987
Wxf7 14 .Q.c4 + .Q.e6 15 fl + .Q.f6 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 4)c3 $J..g 7 4 f4 .5Df6 5
16 .Q.xe6 + Wxe6 17 c4 + Wd7 18 .5Df3 0-0 6 $;.. d 3 .5Da6 7 e5 4)d7 8
.Qa3 g8! l;:ig5 ! ? de 9 fe .5Db6 10 .Qe4 c5 11 d5

. ..
.Qxe5 12 .5Dxh7 .Qxc3 + 13 be h7

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E BA - B
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11

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rd
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An important novelty which breaks B
r,. w
w a..

the attack. 14 h5 + ( 1 4 h4 ! ? unclear -
19 dl + <lt'e8! 20 iWh5 + <lt'f8! 21 Sveshnikov) 14 Wg8 15 .Qxg6 fg 16

Sfl iWe6! 22 e5 ttb6 + 23 c5 '/itxg6 + Wh8 17 c4 .5Da4! 18 tth5 +


c5 + 24 .Qxc5 b6 25 .Qa3 c5 26 ef Wg8 19 a.bl S f5 ! 20 'i!i'g6 + Wh8 21
.5Df5 27 .Qcl S e8 28 .Qg5 h6 29 .Qf4 Sb3 a.e5 + 22 Wdl *g8 23 *h6 +
Wf7 30 h4 c4 31 ..f2 ..el + 32 Wh2 *h7 24 *f8 + g8 25 h6 + t:t
EDe3 33 <lt'g3 h5 34 .Qg5 b5 35 <lt'h3
.5Dd5 36 g4 hg + 37 g4 .5Dxc3 38 Game l3
S d2 Sdl 39 S xdl .5Dxdl 40 .Qd2 Glek - Azmaiparashvill
Wxf6 41 4 a6 42 We4 We6 43 Wd4 Tallinn 1986
5 44 <lt'd5 <lt'g4 45 Wc5 Wxh4 46 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 .5Dc3 .Qg7 4 f4 .5Df6 5
Wb6 c3 47 iii. h6 g5 48 Wxa6 b4 49 .5Df3 0-0 6 .Qd3 .5Da6 7 0-0 c5 8 de? !
Wa5 g4 50 .Qf4 h3 51 ah g3 52 .5Dxc5 9 *el h5 10 a3 .Qb7 11 Whl a5
.Qxg3 + Wxg3 53 b4 EDe3 54 Wa4 4 12 e5 de 13 fe .5Dxd3 14 cd .5Dd5 15
t:t xb5 .Qa6 16 a4 .5Dc7 17 .5Dxc7 c7
18 Sa3 .a.ad8 19 .Qd2 ,!;tdS 20 h4 5Df3 0-0 6 .Qd3 5Da6 7 0-0 cS 8 dS .Qg4
.Qxd3 21 ..cl d7 22 el Sa8 23 9 .Qc4 ! ?
.a.ac3 .Qfs 24 !'.!c7 a4 2S ..xe7 New. I f 9 h 3 .Qxf3 10 !txf3 ZUc7 1 1
.Qf8 26 .a.ec7 ..ad8 27 .Qgs !tb8 28 a4 a6 1 2 a5 lUb5 1 3 ZUe2 c4! 1 4 .Qxc4
1!7c4 Sb4 29 !'.!xb4 b4 30 b4 5Dxe4 (E hlvest-Azmaiparashvili ,
.Qxb4 31 h3 .Qf8 32 .a.c6 h6 33 .Qd2 Tallinn 1 986) 1 5 c3 ! + I = - Ehlvest.
.Qg7 34 .Qc3 a4 3S .a.c4 .Qd7 36 Sc7 9 ZUc7 10 h3 .Qxf3 11 Uhf3 ZUd7 12
. .

gS 37 gl .Qf8 38 f2 J;i.e6 39 el a4 a6 13 d3 lUb6 14 .Qa2 d7 lS as


Sd7 40 !'.!c6 .a.ds 41 !'.!a6 a3 42 ba 5;)c8 16 .Qd2 bS 17 ab 5Dxb6 18 .!;!ael
.Qxh3 43 gh !'.!d3 44 .Qd4 Sxf3 4S lUb5 19 lUdl + I = lUd4 20 ZUe3
!'.!:.t8 g7 46 e6 + f6 47 Sa7 + g6 Sab8 21 c3 bS 22 xbS ZUxbS 23
48 e7 J;i.xe7 49 Sxe7 t:t .Qb3 ZUc7 24 J;i.c2 as 2s Sal a4 26
Sa2 .a.b7 27 a.rat e6 28 de ZUxe6 29
ZUd5 5Dc4 30 .Qct a3 31 ba ZUc7 32
5Dxc7 Sxc7 33 .Qd3 lUaS 34 ..c2 c4
3S .Qe2 5;)b3 36 Sbl ZUxcl 37 .a.cxcl
Sa8 38 Sb4 lixa3 39 Sb8 + .Qf8 40
f5 gf 41 ef f6 42 .Qf3 dS 43 .QxdS +
g7 44 f2 .QcS + 45 f3 <;!th6 46
Sb2 .Qd4 47 Sbc2 .Qb6 48 g4 Scs 49
.Qe6 .a.es so Se2 .Qd4 51 axes .QxeS
S2 iitxc4 t:t

Game / 6
Dolmatov - Gipslis
USSR 198S
1 e4 d6 2 d4 5;)f6 3 ZUc3 g6 4 f4 .Qg7 5
lUf3 0-0 6 J;i.d3 [Ua6 7 0-0 cS 8 dS a. bi
9 e2 ZUc7
If Black is unwilling to sacrifice a
12 f5 ! (12 ed 5;)d5 ! unclear - Boersma) rook he might consider 9 . . . lUb4 10
12. ef 13 .Qgs d7 14 .Qc4 + h8 J;i.c4 e6 11 de .Qxe6 1 2 .Qxe6 fe ( = ) as
lS !!dl + /- bS 16 Sxd6 e8 17 in Kinlay-Nunn, London 1 977 .
.Qd5 S b8 18 e6 .Qxe6 19 Sxe6 5Dxe6 10 a4
20 .Qxe6 S b6 21 .QdS 5;)f6 22 f2
d7 23 lUeS e8 24 5;)f3 ..d6 25
c5 d8 26 .Qb3 a6 27 lUeS 5;)d7 28
d6 J;i.xeS 29 eS + ZUxeS 30
J;i.xd8 .!;ixd8 31 .!;iel [Ug4 32 h3 5;)f6
33 Sdl ..e8 34 2 lUhS 3S 5;)dS
.a.eS 36 5;)e3 5;)f6 37 .!;!d6?? lUe4 + 38
3 5;)xd6 0:1
Game /5
Dolmatov - Chernin
S4th USSR Ch, Minsk 1987
1 e4 d6 2 d4 5;)f6 3 5;)c3 g6 4 f4 .Qg7 s 10 . . . a6
1 0 . . . .a.e8? ! 1 1 f5 gf 1 2 ef e6 1 3 fe cd b 5 14 tt'f2 tt'a6 ! 1 5 h 3 b4 1 6 cb l
fe 14 de .Qxe6 (Kaidanov-Davies, $td7 1 7 tt'e2 e6 1 8 de fe -/ +
Moscow B 1 987) 15 tt'f2 ! + /-. Stehouwer-Van der Wiel, Dutch Ch
11 a5 b5 12 ab !1xb6 13 a4 Sb8 14 1984) 12 . . . xd4 1 3 cd b5 14 f5 b4 15
c4 e6! 15 e5 fe8 16 ed xd6 17 e5 e2? ! ( 1 5 di unclear) 1 5 . . . tt'a6 1 6
ed ! ! 18 c6 -tl,th4 19 xb8 .Qd4 + 20 f4 -'.xf3 1 7 !1xf3 -tl.ta4 ! 1 8 !1fl c4 !
Whl S e8 21 -ti.tf3 de 22 c6 .Qg4 23 and Black had taken the initiative in
xd4 cd4 24 tt'c6 cd 25 tt'xd6 f3! ! Howell-J .Piket, Groningen 1 985-6.
26 .i.e3 de 27 gf d2 28 c3 e2 29 b) 1 0 . . . 5Dxd3 1 1 cd b5 1 2 f5 b4 1 3
tf'xd2 ef tf' + 30 !1xfl !1d8 31 tt'e3
= 5Dd l gf! 1 4 h6 .Qxh6 1 5 tt'xh6 l2)g4
d5 32 xd5 !1xd5 33 !!et tf'h3 34 was unclear , Anthony-Williams ,
Wgl a5 35 tt'c3 tt'd7 36 tt'c8 + tt'xc8 Chelmsford 1 985.
37 xc8 + Wg7 38 l;;t a8 b5 39 b3 11 a3
.a.xb3 40 xa5 !1xf3 41 !1a4 f6 42 What did Black have in mind
Wg2 !1d3 43 S a5 t:t against 1 1 f5 ! (preventing . . . .Qg4) -
An interesting little game. I wonder 1 1 . . . c4 12 a3 5Dxd3 1 3 cd cd 14 .Qh6
what Kaidanov had in mind against 10 of Sznapik-van der Wiel? Perhaps
. . . a6. Sznapi k ' s suggestion of 1 2 . . .
5Dbxd5 ! ? is playable or maybe 1 1 . . .

5Dxd3 1 2 cd b4 transposing to
Anthony-Williams.
11 . . !Dxd3 12 cd .Qg4 13 f5 b4!
Much sharper than the 1 3 . . . tt'c8 of
Nunn-Van der Sterren , Ramsgate
198 1 . After the moves 14 h6 .Qxf3
15 Sxf3 b4 Nunn should have played
the immediate 16 !Dd l (unclear) rather
than first capturing on b4.
14 ab cb 15 e2 -ti.tb6 + 16 Whl l;;tbc8
17 5Df4 -'.xf3 18 !1xf3?? tf'a6!
(outch!) 19 -'.e3 tt'xal + 20 Ji.gl !let
21 5Dh3 a.n 22 fg hg 0:1

Game l 8
10 b5 Gmenfeld - Kindennann
This move suffered a set-back in the Biel 1986
game Sznapik-Van der Wiel, Amster 1 e4 d6 2 d4 5Df6 3 5Dc3 g6 4 f4 -'.g7 5
dam 1 984; here it makes a come-back. 5Df3 0-0 6 -'.d3 !Da6 7 0-0 c5 8 d5 .a.b8
If Black is genuinely in a bad way, two 9 hl .Qg4
alternatives might be considered: Almost certainly best. 9 . /ii)c7 has
.

a) 10 .Qg4 (removing the knight on


been seen very little since Spassky
f3 is an interesting defensive idea Kavalek, Solingen 1 977 and 9 . . . b6 is
pioneered by the youth of Holland) 1 1 virtually refuted by 10 !Db5 ! intending
h l tt'c8 1 2 a3 ( 1 2 d2? ! xd3 1 3 1 1 c4.
li;)d4?? (40 . . . a,g 1 draws) 41 li;)b4 +
1:0

AlJSTIUA :\ PllU.: 6 \)d


1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 li;)c3 jtg7 4 f4 li;)f6
5 li;)f3 0-0 6 jte3
6 jte3 is another testing move which
has not been as heavily analysed as 6
jtd3 . Black seems to have a large
choice of playable replies, though
10 f5! ? these may be thinned out as the theory
Generally considered t o b e White's is refined .
most promising try. 6 . . . li;)c6 followed by the innova
1 0 el transposes into Howell tion 7 . . . li;)g4 (game 1 9) is particularly
Piket after 10 . . . li;)b4 (see note to important news for those who play the
previous game) which looks fine for 'Modern' 4 . . . li;)c6 (5 jte3 li;)f6 6 li;)f3
Black . Perhaps White should prefer 9 transposes) . In the same event
Wh l followed by 1 0 e l to cut out Pirc/Modern expert Azmaiparashvili
Black's alternative defensive ideas. also used 6 . . . li;)bd7 (game 20).
But 10 jtc4 ! ? has been causing Games 21 and 22 are both of great
Black some problems, for example 1 0 theoretical importance: they witness
. . . li;)c7 1 1 a4 a 6 1 2 a 5 b5 (or 1 2 . . . the birth of 6 . . . c5 . Espig's 6 ... a6 on
li;)b5 1 3 d3 li;)xc3 1 4 be e6 1 5 de fe? ! the other hand (game 23) may prove to
1 6 h3 d5 1 7 hg li;)xe4 1 8 e3 be stillborn.
I . Gurevich-Wolff, US Junior Ch
1 986) 13 ab a.xb6 14 h3 jtxf3 1 5 Game l9
xf3 li;)b5 1 6 li;)e2 a8 1 7 c3 li;)c7 1 8 Dvoiris - Azmaiparashvili
g4 + I= Stoica-Varasdy, Bajmok 53rd USSR Ch, Kiev 1986
1 984. The latest try is 1 1 . . . e6 but this 1 e4 g6 2 d4 jtg7 3 li;)c3 d6 4 f4 li;)f6 5
turned out badly in I . Gurevich-Wolff, li;)f3 0-0 6 jte3 li;)c6 7 'litd2 li;)g41?
match (2), Boston 1 986, after 1 2 de fe (New) 8 jtgl e5 9 fe de 10 d5 /i;)b8 11
13 h3 jtxf3 1 4 xf3 d5 1 5 ed li;)fxd5 h3 /i;)f6 12 0-0-0 /i;)bd7 13 d6!? (13
1 6 li;)xd5 ed 1 7 a.di a.e8 1 8 jte3 b6 g41?) 13 ... c6 14 bl b5 15 ite3 a.es
19 jtxd5 + . 16 jth2 jtf8 17 g4 a.e6 18 g5 li;)e8?1
10 .. c8 1 1 jte2 li;)c7 1 2 a4 a6 13 ( 1 8 . .. li;)h5 unclear - Dvoiris) 19 h4
li;)b4!? jtxe2 14 e2 + I= b5 15 ab li;)xd6 20 h5 'tta5 21 hg hg 22 /i;)d2
ab 16 g4 ..a8 17 ..xa8 a8 18 g5 'ttc7 23 jth3 J;le8 24 !Ub3 a5? (24 ...
li;)b5 19 li;)dl b4 20 li;)e3 a6 21 g2 li;)c4 unclear - Dvoiris) 25 jtxd7 jtxd7
b3 22 li;)g4 li;)e8 23 cb 'tt d 3 24 *f3 26 'ttcS /i;)b7 27 li;)xbS 'ttb8 28 'ttf2
+ 25 axf3 jtd4 26 li;)g2 li;)c7 27 jtg4 29 J;ldfl /i;)d8 30 li;)Sd4 'ttb7 31
li;)f4 li;)xf4 28 jtxf4 li;)b5 29 f6 ef 30 {)13 jtxf3 32 'lhl3 a.b8 33 *h3 jtg7
li;)xf6 + Wg7 31 b4 !!a8 32 b5 gb 33 34 jtg1 li;)e6 35 ith7 + 8 36 a4
li;)xb5 + Wg6 34 .. b3 ..al + 35 Wg2 e7 37 jtcS + d8 38 a.d1 + c8
..bl 36 li;)g3 ..xb2 + 37 f3 jtg7 38 39 jtd6 J;la8 40 li;)c5 li;)xcS 41 jtxcS
li;)f5 jtf8 39 Wg4 .i;tg2 + 40 jtg3 jt1s 42 'lith3 + bs 43 ad1 1:0
"' 1: .m Ji
%'mAm r,,
Game20

.t: .1:
.i.
Halifman -Azmaiparashvili
53rd USSR Ch, Kiev 1986
1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 f4 Gi)f6 4 Gi)c3 $J..g7 5 : . . %
. . .%t"
-t
6.>LJ ' B
Gi)f3 0-0 6 $J..e3 Gi)bd7 7 itd2 c5 8 de .
u
,

In Haik-Seret, Cannes 1986, White ,


tried 8 d5, but after 8 . . . a6! suddenly
had problems. The natural 9 a4 could
be met by 9 . . -iWa5 threatening both
.ft6.ft .ftD
m .
.m
.

m
10 . . . b5 and 10 . . . "lWb4. So White
played 9 e5 , giving Black tremendous
piece play after 9 . . . de 10 fe Gi)g4 1 1 15 gf /ii}e7 16 $J..g2 .. b8 17 /ii}e4 b6 18
e6 fe 1 2 de Gi)de5 1 3 t,hd8 ..xd8 14 /ii}d6 $l.a6 19 e5 /ii}g4 20 Sdel .. bd8
$J..xc5 $J..xe6. 21 b3 /ii}b6 22 h4 /ii}f5! 23 /ii}xf5 gf 24
8 Gi)xe5 9 e5 Gi)fe4 10 Gi)xe4 Gi)xe4 $J..h3 ..d4 25 $J..xf5 Sxf4 26 $J..e4 ..e8
11 "lWb4 d5 12 $J.. d3 b6 13 0-0 "lWe7 14 27 l!hgl + 8 28 $J..xh7 ..xh4 29
J;'!ael .Qb7 15 S e2 e6 16 $J..d4 $J..b6 17 J;'!g8 + e7 30 Sxe8 + e8 31 .Qf5
"lWel "lWe7 18 Gi)d2 .. fd8 19 $J..xe4 de Sf4 32 $J.. h3 S f3 33 .Qg4 S fl 34
20 "lWf2 $J..xf4 21 Gi)xe4 $J..xe4 22 Sxe4 Sxfl $J..xfl 35 d2 .Qg2 36 /ii}e2 .Qe6
$J..b6 23 b4 S ae8 24 c3 .a.d5 25 h5 37 /ii}f4 e7 38 e4 f6 39 /ii}g6 + n
$J..g7 26 tWe3 .a.e7 27 "lWb3 'ite8 28 b3 40 .Qf5 $J..b7 41 e3 fe 42 /ii}xe5 +
"lWe7 29 S h4 g5 30 .. e4 h6 31 ..e2 6 43 4 /ii}e6 + 44 ..Qxe6 e6 45
tWe8 32 tWe3 Sed7 33 "lWe4 t:t /ii}g4 d6 46 /ii}e3 e6 47 /ii}d l .Qe6
48 /ii}e3 d6 49 5 a6 50 /ii}e4 +
e7 51 e5 $J..b7 52 /ii}f6 $J..g2 53
Game21
/ii}d5 + e6 54 /ii}e3 .Qh3 55 /ii}d l
Belyavsky - Mednis
$J..fl 56 b3 b5 t:t
Vienna Open 1986
1 e4 d6 2 d4 Gi)f6 3 Gi)c3 g6 4 f4 $J..g7 5
Gi)f3 0-0 6 $J..e3 c5 7 de "lWa5 8 itd2 Game22
If White wanted to he could have Belyavsky - Timman
transposed into the 5 ... c5 6 de varia Tilburg (Interpolis) 1986
tion with 8 .Q.d3 Gi)g4 9 $J..d2 "#Wxc5 10 1 d4 d6 2 e4 /ii}f6 3 /ii}c3 g6 4 f4 $J..g7 5
.
ite2 Gi)f6 11 $J..e3 . But Belyavsky must /ii}f3 0-0 6 $J..e3 c5 7 de "lWa5 8 'litd2 de
have thought he could do better. 9 /ii}b5 'lita4
8 de 9 Gi)b5 Timman's prepared improvement
The critical line. Both 9 e5 and 9 . (?) on the Mednis exchange of queens.
Gi)e5 are comfortably met by 9 . . . . White can cop-out with 10 Gi)c3 -iWa5
.a. ds .(10 ... *b4 is met by 11 e5, when 11
tWxd2 + 10 Gi)xd2 /ii}a6 11 0-0-0
.

9 . ... .a.ds is not available) 11 /ii}b5 *a4


e5?! : etc. but a Belyavsky does not play like
Diagram .that .
In his notes to the game Mednis . 10 e5 /ii}e4 11 *d3
recommended 11 b6 as an improve
..
Diagram
ment. Now he has to fight very hard .11 *b4+
before eventually holding the draw. In his notes in lnformator Belyav
12 g3 ..Qh6 13 /ii}c3 ef 14 $J..xf4 $J..xf4 sky showed that after this Black is
51 b5 d8 52 .Qf2 dl 53 c2 .l;!d7
54 b6 b7 55 c3 <lt1xe5 56 .Qg3 +
6 57 c5 1:0

Game 23
Tischbierek - Espig
East German Ch 1987
1 e4 d6 2 d4 [Uf6 3 !Uc3 g6 4 f4 .Qg7 5
!Uf3 0-0 6 .Qe3 a6 7 .Qd3 b5 8 e5 [Ug4
9 .Qgl f6 10 h3 !Uh6 11 "tWe2 fe 12 fe
c6 13 0-0-0 d5 14 bl [Ud7 15 fl e6
always struggling. But he fails to men 16 .Qe3 !UfS 17 .Qf2 c5 18 de "tWc7 19
tion 1 1 . . . .Q.f5 which Pirc expert c6 !Uxe5 20 !Uxe5 .Qxe5 21 g4 !Ue7 22
G.Fridstein suggested and analysed in .Qb6 xfl + 23 ktxfl tt"xb6 24 tt"xe5
Shakhmaty i USSR, issue 5, 1 987. tt"xc6 25 h4 "tWe8 26 h5 !Uc6 27 "tWf6
Fridstein's analysis went as follows: tf"e7 28 hg "tWxf6 29 xf6 hg 30 !Uxd5
a) 12 c4 (or 12 b3) 12 . . . "tWa5 + 1 3 !Ue5 31 [Ub6 b8 32 !Uxc8 xc8 33
!Ud2 a6 1 4 [Uc3 ( 1 4 !Ua3 b5) 1 4 . . . ktxe6 !Uxd3 34 cd f7 35 xa6 d8
!Uxc3 1 5 be and now both 1 5 . . . [Ud7 36 b6 d4 37 ktxb5 xg4 38 c2
and 15 . . . [Uc6 are fine for Black . gS 39 d2 f6 40 e3 gl 41 a4 g4
b) 1 2 !Uh4 a5 + (and not 1 2 . . . [Uf2 42 4 g3 43 3 e6 44 a5 d7 45
1 3 tt'c4 tt'xc4 1 4 .Qxc4 !Uxh l 1 5 !Uxf5 b3 g2 46 a3 1:0
gf 1 6 [Uc7 !Uc6 1 7 !Uxa8 when White
will recover his piece with a clear ad
vantage) 13 .i.1d2 !Uxd2 14 "tWxd2
tf"xd2 + 1 5 d2 !Uc6 1 6 !Uxf5 gf
with a comfortable game. AUSTRIAN PIRC 6 ,e2
c) 12 g4? !Uf2 13 b3 xb3 14 ab 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 /iDc3 J;).g7 4 f4 !U f6
!Uxg4 or i3 "tWd2 !Uxg4 1 4 !Uc7 ( 1 4 b3 5 !iZlf3 o-o 6 Ae2
tt"e4) 14 . . . !Uxe3 and Black wins. As a result of the famous game
Perhaps these variations will pro Fischer-Korchnoi, Curacao 1 962, this
vide future Pirc battlegrounds. move virtually disappeared for 20
12 [Ud2 i,tf5 13 !Uc7 !Uc6 14 !Uxa8 years. But recently it has been resur
ktd8 15 a3 [Uxd2 16 0-0-0 tt"e4 17 rected by Sax as well as the Netherland
xd2 xa8 18 "tWd3 "tWa4 19 b3 players Van der Wiel, Ligterink and
e4 20 d3 a4 21 c4 as 22 a3 Kuijf.
c8 23 .Q.d3 .Q.e6 24 "tWb5 c7 25 After 6 . . . c5 Black was thought to
tt"xc5 b6 26 c3 "tWb8 27 .Qa6 c7 28 get a free and easy game but the posi
d3 .Q.f5 29 e2 !Ua5 30 .. d3 .Qxd3 tions bear a close resemblance to some
31 'tWxd3 e6 32 ..dl .Qf8 33 d8 variations of 6 f4 against the Najdorf
[Ub3 + 34 bl tt"xd8 35 ktxd8 /iDc5 in which White has dangerous attack
36 .Q.b5 g7 37 d4 a6 38 .Q.e2 b5 39 ing chances (game 24). Game 25 shows
b3 !Ud7 40 a4 [Ub6 41 ab ab 42 .Qxb5 an unsuccessful attempt to vary with 6
.Qc5 43 c4 .Qxd4 44 .Qxd4 !Uc8 45 . . . !Ua6 .
b2 g5 46 fg, g6 47 b4 g5 48 6 .Qe2 could be due for a full-scale
.Qa6 f5 49 ilt.xc8 xc8 50 c3 e4 revival.
aame24 CLASSICAL VARIATION
Kuijf - J .Piket e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 c3 .Q.g7 4 f3
t
Wijk aan Zee B t987 As methods were discovered to com
t e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 c3 .Qg7 4 f4 f6 s bat the Austrian Attack, the quiet
f3 0-0 6 .Qe2 cS 7 de '(gas 8 0-0 Classical Variation grew in populari
'{hcS + 9 bt bd7 tO .Qd3 a6 11 ty. It was found that it was by no
'(get bS t2 .Qe3 'U/c7 t3 a3 .Qb7 t4 means easy for Black to fully equalise
'(gb4 ae8 tS fS e6 t6 .QgS '(gc6 t7 and his winning chances against a
adt '(gcS t8 d2 Aa8 t9 .Q.e2 ef 20 strong White were virtually nil.
ef xe2 2t xe2 h6 22 .Q.xf6 xf6 23 But in the last few years some in
fg fg 24 c3 e8 2S d4 '(gdS 26 '(gg3 teresting new ideas have challenged
\!th7 27 det eS 28 '(gf3 g8 29 the conventional view that White has a
'(gdt hS 30 e6 'U/c8 3t f3 g4 risk-free plus. A special mention must
32 'Ulxd6 .&i,xf3 33 xf3 xb2 34 again go to the young Soviet master
!!h3 xh3 3S gh f3 36 '(ge7 t:O Azmaiparashvili .

CLASSICAL MODERN
Game25 When faced with 4 f3 most players
Kuijf - M.Piket with the black pieces transpose into
Amsterdam (OHRA) t986 the Pirc, which is probably the most
t e4 d6 2 d4 f6 3 c3 g6 4 f4 .Qg7 s sensible choice. In game 26 Gligoric
f3 0-0 6 Ae2 a6 7 0-0 cS 8 \!tht b6 made 4 . . . a6 look rather dubious but
9 a4 $ib7 tO dS e6 11 de fe 12 gS perhaps Hickl's treatment with 4 . . .
c7 t3 fS ef t4 ef gf tS $if4 h6 t6 .Q.g4 is worth further tests .
.Qc4 + dS t7 .Qxc7 '(gd7
Game26
Gligoric - Dizdarevic
Sarajevo t986
t d4 d6 2 e4 g6 3 f3 $J..g7 4 c3 a6 S
.Qe3
The game Sakharov-Polukhin ,
RSFSR 1 986, continued rather ran
domly with S h3 b5 6 a3 .Qb7 7 .Qgs
d7 8 '(;td2 gf6 9 eS .Qxf3 10 gf de
1 1 0-0-0 ed 12 'Utxd4 0-0 13 h4 with a
dangerous attack. But Black can play
more steadily with 8 . . . cS before br
inging his king's knight out.
S bS 6 a4 b4 7 a2 f6 8 .Qd3 aS 9
c3 be tO be 0-0 11 0-0 fd7 12 cl
.Qa6 t3 bt itc8 t4 et b6 tS
d2 8d7 t6 ttc2 e6 17 c4 cS t8 dS
ed t9 cd c4 20 .Qe2 c3 2t db3 xa4
22 xaS Axel 23 c6 e8 24 xe2
eS 2S xeS $J..xeS 26 d4 '(gc4 27
c6 CS 28 .QxcS CS 29 xeS
axes 30 ae3 ..a3 31 act ae8 32 h4 1 975 .
ac8 33 h5 Wg7 34 .. h3 f6 35 e2 The 'Classical' 9 . . . eS is not in the
d4 36 hg hg 37 g4 f5 38 g5 .. f8 spirit of the position. Uikovani
39 h6 + Wf7 40 ef gf 41 e6 + Wg7 Tchebulava, USSR 1 985, continued 1 0
42 Sg3 + 1:0 0-0-0 !Ue7 1 1 d e JLxeS 1 2 .Qd4 f6 1 3
*e3 0-0 14 f4 with a good attacking
Game27 position.
Kindermann - Hickl 10 e5 b7 11 0-0 lUh6 12 Sadl 0-0 13
Munich Zonal 1987 .Qcl b6 14 e4 lUfS 15 b3 de 16
1 e4 g6 2 d4 .$Lg7 3 lUc3 d6 4 [Uf3 .Qg4 !Ua4 a7 17 c6 ed 18 .Qa3 b8 19
5 i.i.. e3 g4 lUd6 20 iit.b2 e5 21 f4 b5 22 c7
The actual order of moves was 4 lUe4 23 c4 de 24 !Uxc3 !Uxc3 25 ihc3
.Qe3 lUc6 5 lUf3 . It has been doctored *b6 + 26 Whl Sac8 27 t;j'f3 e4 28
in order to insert the reference Tal *e2 .Qxb2 29 b2 t;j'e3 30 t;j'g2
Ljubojevic, SWIFT World Blitz Ch, Sfe8 31 S del d3 32 Sdl b5 33
Brussels 1 987, in which Tai ex f5 Sc3 34 .. del d3 35 ..dl
perimented with an unusual idea: 5 h3 + 36 h3 ..xh3 + 37 Wg2
.Qe2 [Uc6 6 [Ugl ! ? . But after 6 . . . ..e3 38 fg hg 39 ..d7 .. f8 40 ..e7
.Qd7 7 .Qe3 eS 8 [Uf3 [Uf6 9 0-0 0-0 Se2 + 41 Sf2 ..xf2 + 42 f2 f5 43
Black's extra . . . .Qd7 looked quite Se6 W 44 Sxa6 Sc8 45 gf gf 46
useful. We3 Sc3 + 47 Wd2 a.d3 + 48 we2 f4
5 . . . !Uc6 6 .Qb5 49 ..a4 Se3 + 50 Wf2 We6 51 ..a8
I can find no recent examples of 6 ..h3 52 Se8 + Wd5 53 Sd8 + We5
e2 when 6 . . . eS 7 de de 8 xd8+ 54 ..e8 + Wd4 55 ..d8 + Wc3 56 ..f8
..xd8 9 lUbS is supposed to be fairly e3 + 57 We2 ..h2 + 58 Wel Wd3 0: 1
good for White. Black 's best is pro
bably 6 . . . lUf6 which could lead to a
main line Pirc. CLASSICAL PIRC
6 . . . a6 "'! .Qxc6 + be 8 h3 .Qxf3 9 Sth Move Divergences
f3 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 f3 $;.g7 4 $;.e2 f6

li B )"--v,
%v,w a ..:
;
...--
5 c3
5 . . . 0-0 is automatic for most Blacks
B
.


i--ji.
w ... ... - butthcfre are other moves. In game
28 Azmaiparashvili .t:hose 5 .Qg4

--
.-.. .

and in gajhe 29 Velimirovic tried 5 . . .


cS which transposes into- a Schmid

,Jr '
m-
!t'l4' '-
Benoni after 6 dS and a Sieilian
Dragon after 6 0-0 ed. Plaskett chose 6
de and they hacked merrily away for
.!.1. .!.1. . u .!.1.."
m m 'rw1 the. next 36 moves.
f'"{
9 . b8 Game28
A possible improvement on the 9- ,, R azuvayev -Azmaiparashvili
53rd USSK Ch, Minsk 1985

e6 1 0 eS ! !Ue7 1 1 lUe4 of Smyslov

5 lUc3 .Qg4 6 0-0 /0c6 7 iit.e3 e5


Timman, Wijk aan Zee 1 972, and the 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 lUf3 .Qg7 4 .Qe2 /Uf6
9 . . . t;j'd7 10 eS ! of Tai-Hort, Moscow
On the evidence of this game this f8 thh4 36 .a.h3 f6 37 h6 fS
looks like a good move but subse 38 f3 gS 39 f8 + g4 40 . h3
quently (lvanchuk-Azmaiparashvili, 6 41 h6 gS 42 f8 f6 t:t
Tallinn 1 986) Azmaiparashvili chose
to go back into the normal lines with 7
... 0-0. Did he fear an improvement or CLASSICAL PIRC
just feel like a change? 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 c3 jlg7 4 bDf3 bDf6
8 de de 9 thd8 + /ii:Jxd8 10 h3 .Q.xf3 5 jie2 0-0 6 0-0
11 .Q.xf3 hS 12 . adl /ii:J e6 13 /ii:J dS The 6 ... c5 of game 30 is similarly
/ii:J d 7 14 h4 e6 15 /ii:J e3 Af6 16 g3 gS 17 motivated to the 5 ... c5 of game 29:
hg AxgS 18 AxgS /ii:J xgS 19 ..d3 /ii:JeS after 7 d5 we get a Schmid Benoni and
20 . e3 !!d8 21 !;idl !;ld4 22 _Qg2 h4 after 7 _Qg5 cd we have a Sicilian
23 f4 /ii:J ge6 24 fe h3 25 _Qn /ii:J d7 26 Dragon. The main difference is in
.a. ed3 lii:Jxe5 27 !!xd4 lii:Jxd4 28 J,Le2 what happens when White captures on
/ii:Jxe2 29 f2 /ii:J d 4 30 ..hl e7 31 c5; 5 ... c5 led to a slugfest, 6 ... c5 to
/ii:J d l f6 32 /ii:J e3 lii:Jxe2 33 Wxe2 WgS a tranquil queenless middlegame.
34 an h2 35 .hl /ii:Jg4 36 lii:J n rs 37 There have been some interesting
/ii:J d 2 . h3 38 ef fS 39 f3 .. h8 40 developments with 6 ... c6 (games
/ii:J e4 gS 0 : 1 3 1 -34) and Black's dynamic treatment
in Konopka-Azmaiparashvili (8 ...
Game 29 a5 was new when it appeared in
Plaskett - Velimirovic Sokolov-Van der Wiel) is particularly
Bor 1985 worth attention. 6 ... /ii:Jc 6 still looks
1 /ii:J f3 g6 2 e4 $J.g7 3 d4 d6 4 /ii:J e3 /ii:Jf6 better for White after 7 d5 (game 35)
5 -'i.e2 eS 6 de as 7 ed lii:Jxe4 8 0-0 and 6 ... a6 looked pretty bad in game
lii:Jxe3 9 be 0-0 10 de !!e8 ll !!bl /ii:Je6 36.
12 .a.hs ''xa2 13 /ii:Jd4 lii:Jxd4 4 ed The so-called main line with 6 .. .
.a.xe7 15 dS .Qf5 16 .Qd3 .Qxd3 17 _Qg4 7 J,Le3 /ii:Jc6 8 d2 e5 is not doing
thd3 .a.e8 18 d6 Sd7 19 .a.et .Qf8 20 very well for White, Black obtaining
hJ f5 21 itf3 b6 22 .a. b3 good counterplay after 9 d5 (game 38)

.... -
and stone-cold equality results from 9

--
de (game 39). Perhaps we will be see
... .
,'t1.'1
. .
....

ing more of 8 d5 (game 37).


. . -.
1:,.
w .... .
'

Game30
m- .
.. .
, ,
Andersson - Torre
Leningrad 1987

lj-,!r.
vft& 8U
1 /ii:Jf3 g6 2 d4 .Qg7 3 e4 d6 4 .Qe2 /ii:Jf6
S lii:JcJ 0-0 6 0-0 cS 7 de de 8 .Qe3
8 e5 /ii:Jg4 9 .Qgs /ii:Jc6 10 /ii:Jd 5



k ,, n
lii:Jgxe5 1 1 lii:Jxe7 + lii:Jxe7 12 itxd8
22 Sxd6 23 J,LaJ J;le8 24 Sfl .a.xd8 13 /;J.xe7 .a.d7 t:t Doncevic
.a.de6 25 .Qxf8 f8 26 cJ g8 27

Bischoff, Elekes Memorial, Budapest


.a.aJ d5 28 ,!;txa7 J;l8e7 29 e8 + 1985 .
g7 30 Sa8 b6 31 iWfS+ gS 32 8 b6 9 thd8 .a.xd8 10 !!fdt /ii:Jc6
.a.aJ f4 33 b4 + g4 34 h6 hS 35 11 Sxd8 + /ii:Jxd8 12 Sdl .Qb7 13
.
5Dd2 5Dc6 t4 5Dc4 ..d8 tS ..xd8 + tS eS de t6 EDxeS dt t7 .. exdt
5Dxd8 t6 f3 5Dd7 t7 5DbS 5Dc6 t8 a4 Ae8 t8 .Qe3 5Dfe4 t9 5Dxe4 xe4 20
5DdeS t9 5Dd2 5Dd7 20 c3 eS 2t f4 .Qd4 5Dc5 2t .QbS .QxbS 22 ab 5De6 23
.Qb8 22 eS 5Dd8 23 f6 24 ef 5Dxf6 c3 xd4 24 cd l3.c2 2S b3 ktd8 26 f4
25 .Qf3 Axf3 26 f3 5Dc6 t:t gS 27 fg ..b2 28 5Df3 ..xb3 29 ..as e5
30 dS e4 3t h4 e3 32 a.al a.xdS 33
a.et -'.b2 34 a.bt e2 O : t
Game 31
Konopka - Azmaiparashvili
Moscow B t986 Game32
t e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 5Dc3 Ag7 4 5Df3 5Df6 Barbulescu - Seret
S jie2 0-0 6 0-0 5Dbd7 7 ..et c6 8 Af4 World Team Ch, Lucerne t98S
'\Wa5! 9 5Dd2 t e4 d6 2 d4 f6 3 5Dc3 g6 4 f3 Jii. g7
9 d2 e5 10 Jii. g5 ed 1 1 5Dxd4 S -'.e2 0-0 6 0-0 c6 7 Set 5Dbd7 8 a4
5Dxe4! 12 5Dxe4 '\Wxd2 13 -'.xd2 d5! eS 9 as
(Sokolov-Van der Wiel, Biel IZ 1 985) 9 de de 10 a5 '/!!c7 1 1 e3 ..d8 1 2
14 5Dxc6 be 15 5Dc3 5D b6 =. '\Wcl 5Df8 1 3 ..dl ..xdl + 14 dl
9 '/!! c7
5De6 = King-Gipslis, Jilrmala 1 985.
9 .. ..e8 (9 ... '/!!c7) tO de de 11 -'.c4
c7 t2 -'.e3 f8 t3 '/!! e2 e6 t4 gS
4:)xgS tS Jii.xgS a. b8?! t6 b4 4:)h5 t7
Ae3 4:)f4 t8 '\Wdt a.dB t9 '/!! b t l3.a8
20 4:)a4 '\We7 2t ft .Qf8 22 c3 '/!! c7
23 '/!! c2 .Qd7 24 f3 5De6 2S '\Wf2 cS 26
xc5 5Dxc5 27 be ..dc8 28 a6 ba 29
xa6 ..cb8 30 ..a3 b5 3t .. eat
*c6 32 h3 *e6 33 a2 d7 34 '\Wd5
'/!! e8 35 -'.xb5 ..xb5 36 ..xa7 Sd8 37
a.as Sxd5 38 ktxe8 ..d3 39 .Qh6 t:O

tO dS
1 0 a4 e5 1 1 de de 1 2 .Qe3 ..d8 1 3 Game33
'\Wcl .Qf8 1 4 ..dl 5Dc5 1 5 f3 .Qe6 = Reshevsky - Kristiansen
Pigusov-Azmaiparashvili, USSR Reykjavik Open t986
1 986. t d4 g6 2 e4 Jii. g7 3 5Df3 d6 4 -'.e2 f6
to EDcS 11 .Qn .Qd7 S 5Dc3 0-0 6 0-0 c6 7 a4 5Dbd7
Earlier in the same tournament 7 . . . '\Wc7 8. h3 e5 9 de de 10 ilte3
Kengis-Azmaiparashvili had con 5Dh5 1 1 ..el 5Df4 12 .Qfl a6? ! (12
tinued 1 1 ... 5Dg4? ! 1 2 h3 e5 ( 1 2 . . . ... ..d8) 1 3 5D d2 ..d814 *cl e6 1 5
5Dxf2 1 3 '\Wf3 ! + -) 1 3 Jii. g5 ! ( 1 3 de? a 5 + / = J . Szmetan-Schweber, Argen-
5Dxf2 !) 1 3 . . g5 -'.f6 (13 . . . 5Df6 14

. tine Ch 1985 .
5Dc4! b5 1 5 -'.xf6 -'.xf6 1 6 de ! be 1 7 8 as e5 9 -'.e3 *c7 to *d2 a.es 11 d5
5Dd5 + /-) 1 4 .Qxf6 5Dxf6 1 5 b 4 5Da6 cd 12 b5 *b8 13 ed a6 t4 c3 g4
16 a3 cd 17 5Dxd5 5Dxd5 18 ed 5Db8 1 9 ts .Qgs h6 t6 Jii. h4 b5 t7 EDet 5Dgf6
c4 a 5 20 c5 ! + !-. This time h e plays t8 f3 -'.b7 t9 b4 e4 20 -'.xf6 5Dxf6 2t
more sensibly. fe 5Dxe4 22 5Dxe4 -'.xat 23 .Q.f3 .Qg7
12 a4 a. fc8 t3 c4 *d8 t4 de -'.xc6 24 4 *a7 + 2S ht fS 26 g3
.. ad8 27 lil)d3 e3 28 lil)e2 'thf4 29 7 . . . lil)e5 8 lil)xe5 de 9 Ae3 a6 1 0
lil)exf4 gS 30 lil)e6 ..c8 31 i/.hS .. e7 trc l d6 1 1 .. d l ,Qd7 1 2 a3 h 5 1 3 f3
32 a.xfS ..xc2 33 h4 .. d2 34 hg ..xd3 lil)h7 1 4 Whl f5 1 5 ef gf 1 6 f4 1-
3S i/.f3 hg 36 ..xgS Ac8 37 .. g6 Geller-Hoi, Reykjavik Open 1 986.
l;txe6 38 de dS 39 ..gS ..xf3 40 gf d4 8 a4
0:1 8 .. e l e5 9 de Axe6 1 0 Ag5 h6 1 1
.Qf4 lil)c6 1 2 h3 h7 1 3 trd2 I
Game 34 Azmaiparashvili -Kanst ler, Tbilisi
Hmadi - Pfleger 1 986.
World Team Ch, Lucerne 198S 8 ... as 9 h3 c6 10 i/.e3
1 e4 d6 2 d4 /il)f6 3 lil)c3 g6 4 lil)f3 Ag7 10 i/.g5 lil)a6 1 1 ..el would
S Ae2 0-0 6 0-0 c6 7 h3 lil)bd7 transpose into Schussler-Quinteros,
7 . . . c7 8 $J.f4 /il)bd7 9 e5 de 1 0 Vienna Open 1 986, in which Black ob
.6Dxe5 d8 1 1 .e l lil)d5 1 2 lil)xd5 cd tained a satisfactory position after 11
13 .Qf3 /il)f6 1 4 c3 trb6 1 5 trb3 e6 1 6 . . . /il)c5 1 2 Afl e5 1 3 de lil)xe6 1 4 i/.e3
xb6 a b 1 7 Ae2 lil)d7 1 8 lil)f3 + / .e8 .
Gligoric-Nikolic, Yugoslav Ch, Budva 10 lil)a6 11 a.et lil)b4

li
...

-W"
'
1 986.
8 eS lil)e8
'
. :
' - -i-
.-
8 . . . de ! ? 9 de lil)d5 10 lil)xd5 cd 1 1
i.tf4 c7 1 2 xd5 xc2 1 3 b5
' t

.-ft-.; . -.
( E r m o l i n s k y - A z m a i p a r a s h v iii ,

ft .n:
Kuibishev 1 986) 1 3 . . . lil)b6 is unclear.
9 Ac4 lil)b6 10 $J.b3 aS 11 a4 de 12 de
lil)c7 13 AgS xdl 14 .. axdl a.e8 lS
--- -.;
8l'.ft A8 .ft
.. fel i/.e6 16 i;te3 lil)bdS 17 AxdS


/il)xdS 18 /il)xdS $J.xdS 19 Ab6 a. a6 20
',w; ,JvUW/
.


1'W)
itcS b6 21 $J.a3 !!a7 22 /il)d4 ..d7 23 y 'tbYY
c4 Axc4 24 lil)xc6 ..c7 2S lil)d4 .a. d8
The positioning of White's bishop
26 lil)c6 .a. e8 27 lil)d4 i.th6 28 e6 $J.g7
on e3 has its effect in that 1 1 . . . lil)c5
29 ef + f7 30 lil)f3 eS 31 .a,d6 .. b7
can be met by 1 2 i;txc5 de 13 de be 1 4
32 .a. edl h6 33 ..d7 + a.xd7 34
xd8 ..xd8 1 5 .Qc4 when Black 's
ktxd7 + Wg8 3S /il)d2 $J.a2 36 !'!b7
weak pawns are a serious liability. So
!le6 37 ..c7 e4 38 1 e3 39 fe ..xe3
Quinteros has to put his knight on a
40 a. c6 .. e6 41 .. c7 iitdS 42 b3 $J.eS
43 kte7 .a.xe7 44 $J.xe7 4S .Q.d8
worse square.
12 Aft eS 13 iitc4 .Qd7 14 .. e2 ed lS
$J.d4 46 g4 We6 47 we2 $J.g2 48 lil)f3
ed lil)e8 16 .QbS fS 17 iitxd7 'thd7 18
.Qcs 49 lil)d2 .Qxh3 so 3 hS St gh
lil)gS + I= f4 19 .Qcl lil)c7 20 f3 $J.f6
gh s2 4 Wd7 S3 .Qf6 Wc6 S4 lil)e4
21 /il)ge4 .Qd8 22 b3 hS 23 .Qa3 gS 24
.Qb4 ss WeS .Qg4 S6 Wd4 .Qe6 O : t
a.d2 Jite7 2S e2 .. ac8 26 .. adl ktf7
27 /il)f2 iitd8 28 lil)ce4 lil)e8 29 c3 /il)a6
Game35 30 bS e7 31 Wfl a,g7 32 We2
Miles - Quinteros a,g6 33 kthl lil)b8 34 klb2 b6 3S d3
Dortmund 1986 36 ..d2 .Qc7 37 Wdl lil)g7 38
1 d4 d6 2 e4 /il)f6 2 lil)c3 g6 4 lil)f3 .Qg7 Wcl lil)fS 39 Wbl lil)d7 40 Wa2 lil)cS
S Ae2 0-0 6 0-0 lil)c6 7 dS lil)b8 41 i/.xcS be 42 /il)dl Wh8 43 /il)b2
J:;tgg8 44 6i:)e4 l:;ted8 45 l:;tgl l:;tg7 46 'f/Je7 15 J;;lel 6i:)ed7 16 Jit.d4 6i:)cS 17
g3 fg 47 6i:)xg3 6i:)b4 48 an l:;tf8 49 J;;lb4 a6 18 Sc4 d8 19 aS Se7 20 b4
5De4 'f/Je7 SO l:;tffl l:;tf4 Sl 6i:)ed2 d8 6i:)ed7 21 Sxe7 the7 22 6i:)a4 l:;te8 23
e4 bS 24 b3 eS 25 Jit.e3 \\?b7 26 eS de 27

S2 'f/Ja6 \\?b7 S3 i!.4'c6 Sg6 S4 \\?a3


\\?b6 SS Sf2 i!,te7 56 Sgtl i!.tf7 S7 be Jit.f8 28 d6 '-e6 29 Jit.e4 Jit.h6 30
6i:)g3 e7 58 6i:)e4 *" 59 6i:)e3 l:;tgf6 Jit.xh6 b6 31 Jit.xf7 Sf8 32 Jit.e6
60 6i:)g2 l:;txf3 61 J;;lxf3 Sxf3 62 Sxf3 g7 33 '-e2 '-b5 34 l:;tbl '-xaS 3S
6i:)xf3 63 6i:)e3 6i:)b4 64 6i:)e4 6i:)g6 65 Jit.xd7 6i:)xd7 36 Sxb7 'f/Jel + 37 \\?b2
6i:)xd6 Jit.xd6 66 i!.txd6 i!.4'f3 67 i!.4'xeS Sxf2 38 J;;lxd7 + \\?b6 39 'f/Jc3 i!,te4 40
i!.4'xh3 68 b4 ab + 69 b4 h4 70 as *g3 l:O
d7 71 'f/Jc6 i!.4'xc6 72 6i:)fS + \\?bS 73
de 1:0 Game 38
Barlov Jansa

Game36 Bor 1985


Browne - Hoi 1 6i:)f3 g6 2 e4 .Qg7 3 d4 d6 4 .Qe2 6i:)f6
Reykjavik Open 1986 5 4::ic3 0-0 6 0-0 .Qg4 7 .Qe3
1 d4 d6 2 e4 6i:)f6 3 6i:)c3 g6 4 6i:)f3 Jit.g7 7 a4 ! ? Li)c6 8 .Qe3 e5 9 d5 4::ie7 1 0 a5
S Jit.e2 0-0 6 0-0 a6 7 eS de 8 6i:)xeS Jit.e6 a6 1 1 6i:)d2 *c8 12 f3 .Qd7 13 6i:)a4
9 Jit.f3 e6 10 ,l;;lel Jit.dS 11 6i:)xdS ed 12 Li)h5 14 c4 4::l f4 15 c5 *e8 unclear
e4 6i:)c6 13 Jlt.g5 e6 14 ed ed lS d2 Imanaliev-Sturua, Frunze 1 985 .
Se8 16 J;;la dl d6 17 'f/Jf 4 e6 18 7 Li)e6 8 *d2 eS 9 dS 4::l e7 10 J;;l a dl
..

6i:)d3 6i:)e4 19 Jit.xe4 de 20 6i:)eS i!.4'xa2 10 Li)el .Qxe2 1 1 *xe2 e6 12 de be


21 6i:)xe4 6i:)xd4 22 6i:)f6 + Jit.xf6 23 13 .a.dl d5 14 .Qe5 .e8 15 4::ld3 *e7
Jit.xf6 *aS 24 Jit.eS 6i:)c6 2S Jit.e3 'f/JfS 16 Jta3 .ad8 17 Li)e5 4::le 8 unclear
26 e7 'f/JbS 27 b3 !lxel + 28 !!xel Vokac-Jansa, CSSR Ch , Pragu e 1 986.
Sf8 29 g4 b3 30 i!.td6 f6 31 Se6 10 bS!?
.

6i:)eS 32 Sxf6 Sxf6 33 i!.txf6 dl +


34 \\?b2 6i:)f3 + 35 \\?g3 1:0

Game3 7
Kengis - Hoi
Jiirmala 198S
1 e4 g6 2 d4 Jlt.g7 3 6i:)c3 d6 4 6i:)f3 6i:)f6
S Jit.e2 0-0 6 0-0 Jit.g4 7 Jit.e3 6i:)e6 8
dS!?
8 h3 Jit.xf3 9 Jit.xf3 e5 10 de 6i:)xe5 1 1
Jit.e2 Se8 1 2 'f/Jd2 6i:)ed7 1 3 f3 6i:)h5
unclear, Abramovich-Bonin, New ll a3
York Open 1 985 . The move with which Karpov lost to
8 Jit.xf3 9 Jit.xf3 6i:)eS 10 Jit.e2 c6 11 Azmaiparashvili in the 1 983 USSR
a4 ed?! Ch . . . Since then there have been some
1 1 . . . 'f/Ja5 12 l:;ta3 ! l:;tfc8 1 3 Sb3 . new developments:
l:;tab8 14 'f/Jd4 c5 1 5 dl a6 16 f4 . a) 11 Jit.xb5 (the critical reply) 1 1 . . .
+ /- Panchenko-Ehlvest, Leningrad 6i:)xe4!? (1 1 . . . Jit.xf3? !) 1 2 6i:)xe4 f5 1 3
1 984. . Li)eg5 f4 1 4 Li)e6 Jit.xe6 1 5 de fe 1 6
12 . ed 'f/JaS 13 l:;ta3! Sfe8 14 Sb3 xe3 e6 1 7 Jit.e4! (17 Jit.a4 '#llc7 1 8 c4
S f4 1 9 J;tb3 S af8 20 S d2 f5 was S c3 .Qg4 6 0-0 c6 7 Ae3 0-0 8
good for Black in Gonzalez-Camacho, t4'd2 eS 9 de de 10 Sadl tt'c8 1 1 cl
Cuba 1 985) 1 7 . . . c7 1 8 .Qb3 d5? ! a. d8 12 !=txd8 + d8 13 !=t dl f8
(This looks dubious. I suggest 1 8 . . . 14 h3 .Qxf3 IS .Qxf3 . d8 16 bS
S f4 ! ?) 1 9 c5 Sac8 20 a.rel a.r5 2 1 .!;!.xdl + 17 di b8 18 c3
Se4 ! de 22 S d7 + I- Venni
.
fim .;
Segatini, Caorle 1 986.
b) 1 1 b4 a6 12 h3 J;td7 13 el c6 1 4 de

.i:
.Q. x c 6 = I + K u z m i n

w
Azmaiparashvili, USSR 1 985.

. .ff. .
1 1 ... b8
Azmaiparashvili beat Karpov with


1 1 . . . a5 but rather than Karpov's 1 2
b4, Barlov would probably have taken -
... .ft
,
,

.ft , .ft

ll
'a
m
--
on b5. Jansa' s move looks good.
12 et .Qd7 13 f3 as 14 d3 e6 IS de
-'i.xe6 16 -'i.h6 b4 17 .Q.xg7 xg7 18 ah
m m'@' m
ab 19 bi b6 + 20 hl Sab8 18 . . . .Q.f8
(unclear)21 e4 be 22 xe3 a. fd823 b4 New; 1 8 . . , h5 1 9 a3 tt'c8 20 t4'b3
d4 24 el tt'e3 2S Sbl a. de8 26 bS a6 21 c4 h7 22 .Q.g5 t4'e6 23 e3
.Qd7 27 di d4 28 S b4 t4-a7 29 f4 t4-xb3 24 ab + I = Hansen-Hoi,
-'i.xbS 30 fe de 31 g3 .Qxd3 32 t4-xeS Naestved (m2) 1 985.
eg8 33 S xb8 xb8 34 t4-xb8 Sxb8 19 .Q.gS .Q.e7 20 .Q.xf6 Axf6 21 t4'd7
3S Axd3 g4 36 Ae4 8f6 37 h3 t4'd8! = 22 -'i.g4 (22 t4-xc7 d2) 22 . . .
eS 38 .QdS hS 39 c3 S b2 40 gl hS 23 xd8 + .Q.xd8 24 -'i.c8 b6 2S
S c2 41 di h4 42 S f2 Scl 43 a.n .Qb7 as 26 iila6 c6 27 .Q.b7 as
hS 4 4 e3 S c3 4S g4 f6 4 6 JiLe6 t :t
d3 47 Sal S c7 48 f2 eS 49
g4 d3 SO f2 cS SI .Q.g4 f4
S2 Scl f7 S3 h2 e7 S4 .c3 SPASSKY SYSTEM
d6 ss g3 hg + S6 g3 es S7 .Qf3 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 e3 .Qg7 4 f3 f6
gS S8 .c4 d6 S9 h4 gh + 60 h4 S h3 0-0 6 ke3
fe6 61 a.c1 WeS 62 Wg3 xe4 + 63 There are so many variations of the
.Qxe4 Sxcl 64 d3 + e4 6S xcl Pirc and Modern Defences without
We3 66 Wg2 fS 67 Wfl f4 68 b3 names that I decided to christen this
d3 69 as es 70 Wg2 f4 71 b3 one the Spassky System. Spassky was
f3 72 fl h2 + 73 g2 g4 74 not the first to play it but he has a
d2 es 7S fl + We2 76 g3 + number of impressive victories to his
Wei 77 e4 f3 + 78 Wg3 e2 79 credit.
c3 + d2 80 e4 + e3 81 f2 This line has only become popular
We2 82 h3 fl 83 gS t:t over the last few years and so far it has
- given Black some problems. My bid
for active counter-play fell short in
Game39 game 40 and it is beginning to look as
Ivanchuk - Azmaiparashvili if Black's most reliable move is 6 . . . c6
Tallinn 1986 to which White almost invariably
1 d4 d6 2 e4 g6 3 f3 .Qg7 4 .Qe2 f6 replies 7 a4.
7 . . . a5 followed by . . . a6-b4 has Q.d4 tb"f4 18 Axg7 Xf;xg7 19 .. ad l
been quite popular but seems to . ac8 20 .. d4 tt'f6 2 1 tt'a4 a6 22 tt'b4
favour White (see game 41 ) . 7 . . . tb"a5 4)g5?! 23 ..f4 a5 24 tt'a4 4)xf3 + 25
(game 42) deserves further tests but ..xf3! tt'e5 26 ..e3 tt'c7 27 tt'd4 +
Black's most solid move is 7 . . . bd7 Xf;g8 28 . d l ..fd8 29 h4 tt'c5 30 tb"f6
(games 43 and 44) . Maybe White is tb"f8 31 ..d4 .. d6 3 2 tt'f4 S b6 33
better but in practice it has been dif ..d2 tt'd6 34 tt'f6 Q.f5 35 tt'd4 tt'c5 ? ?
ficult to prove. 36 ..e8 + 1 :0

Game 40 Game 4 1
Nunn - Davies Gutman - Rukavina
Commonwealth Ch , London 1 985 Oberwart Open 1986
I e4 g6 2 d4 .Q.g7 3 4)c3 d6 4 !)f3 !)f6 1 e4 d6 2 d4 .f6 3 c3 g6 4 !)f3 .Q.g7

5 h3 0-0 6 . Q.e3 5 h3 0-0 6 .e3 c6 7 a4 a5 8 .e2


8 g3 a6 9 Q.g2 !)b4 10 0-0 tb"c7 1 1
E A "B: , S
' ?.'{' ,., 7-' 1: .. 1: ! e2 e5 1 2 de de 1 3 .fd l b6
r,l.1:

r f .i:
@' r.a: /,Jfff
/-#{: 8 . .
Campora-G ligoric, Sarajevo 1 986.
a6 9 0-0 !i'i b4
. .

?Pf
.4.%
c{ji,
'


:rr.
/

' / :-\.
i!.>zJ
?
W: i!.>z-1
f:'.. '7ffit. 9
.'Pf/. d_l,

,:rr. r

. .. . .
:rr. :rr.
tbf M'
,, '.
6 a6

.
. .

Other rare sixth moves are :


a) 6 . . . b6 7 Q.c4 e6 8 0-0 Q. b7 9 d 5 ! ed
J O ed a6 1 1 a4 !) bd7 1 2 !)d4 .e8 1 3
,_Q.a2 c5 1 4 !i'ic6 tb"d7 1 5 tb" f3 + / 10 tbcl
Short-Torre, Biel 1 98 5 . At least three other moves have
b ) 6 . . . a 6 7 a4 b 6 8 jte2 .i..i b7 9 4)d2 been tried : it is not yet clear which is
(Bonsch-Espig, DDR 1 985) 9 . . . c5 ! ? . the best :
c) 6 . . . bd7 ! ? 7 e 5 4)e8 8 .Qc4 b6 9 a) 10 tt'd2 tb"c7 1 1 ..adl ( 1 1 .a.fdl ! ?)
i;lb3 c6 10 tb"d2 c7 was only a shade 1 1 . . . ..e8 1 2 .. fel /;.d7 1 3 e5 4)fd5
better for White in Piket-Hartoch, 14 xd5 cd 15 c3 c6 16 ed ed 1 7
Wij k aan Zee B 1 987. /;.h6 4)d8 1 8 /;.xg7 Xf;xg7 1 9 .al
d) 6 . . . 4)c6 ! ? 7 tt'd2 e5 8 0-0-0 ed 9 e6 20 h2 tb"d8 ! = Spassky-Hort
xd4 xd4 1 0 .Qxd4 Ae6 =
(m7), Reykjavik 1 977.
Knoppert-Nijboer, Dierer Open 1 986. b) 10 .c l tt'c7 1 1 tb"d2 e5 12 de de 1 3
7 Ae2 c5 8 de xc5 ..fd l !! e8 1 4 Ac5 4)d7? ( 1 4 . . . Af8)
8 . . . tb"a5 9 d2 ! xc5 JO b3 1 5 .i&Ld6 tt'b6 16 tt'g5 4)a6 1 7 .. b l in
xb3 1 1 ab + /- - Davies. tending d2-c4 + /- Braga-J . Piket,
9 e5! fe4 10 4)xe4 4)xe4 11 tt'd5 Wijk aan Zee B 1 986.
4)c5 12 ed ed 13 c3 + I= .iiLe6 14 c) 10 d2 d5 ! ? (10 . . . e5 1 1 4)c4 ! -
tt'd2 4)e4 15 tt'c2 d5 16 0-0 tt'c7 17 Watson) 1 1 e5 4)e8 1 2 4)a2 4)xa2 1 3
..xa2 f6 14 f4 fe 15 fe ..xf l + 16 ..d8 13 e2 !i)e6 14 .Q.xe6 .Q.xe6 1 5
.Qxf l + I = Speelm a n- Mo kry, Dubai b3 !i)h5 = van der W iel-Torre,
01 1986. Swift World Blitz C h , Brussels 1987 .
10 . . . .. e8 1 1 eS ! ? IO . . . !i)e8 1 1 b4 .f6 1 2 .e2 g7
New; 1 1 d2 d7 12 f4 c5 13 d5 f5 13 0-0 e6 14 .. fd l .e7 1 5 c4 c7
was unclear, Matulovic-Pan no, Palma 16 b4 bS 17 ab !i)xb6 18 . xb6 xb6
de Mallorca 1970. 19 xeS .Q.h4 20 d3 aS 2 1 ba .. xa5
1 1 . . . !i)d7 1 2 ..Q.h6 f6 13 .Q.xg7 @xg7 22 ..xaS xa5 23 eS Ji.e7 24 .Q.f3
14 !i)e4 de IS de c7 16 c3 !i)dS 1 7 c4 ..d8 2S e2 .Q.a6 26 ..g,xc6 cS 27
!i)b4 1 8 .. a3 ! xeS 1 9 xeS i&xc5 20 B b l xd3 28 cd ,\l).xd3 29 !":! d i xeS
.. e3 ..Q.fS 21 g3 cS 22 h4! .!."i ad8 30 c3 xc3 3 1 xc3 .Q.c4 32
23 a. d i n 24 hS ..xd l + 2S xd l a.xd8 + . xd8 33 g3 ..f6 34 dS
t}-d6 26 c l a. d 8 27 cS ! .Q.c2? ? 28 cd .Q.d4 3S \itg2 g7 36 h4 hS 37 \tg l
1 :0 f8 38 g2 e8 39 f4 We7 40
._d5 .Q.bS 4 1 Wf3 .Q.e8 42 Q.e4 \td6
Game 42 43 !i)d3 .Q.a4 44 f4 . d i + 4S Wg2
Hoi - Shabalov eS 46 .Q.dS f6 47 h3 ..a4 48
Jiirmala 1 985 gS -.e8 49 f4 e7 50 .tlf3 ..'1 c3 5 1
I d4 f6 2 !i)c3 g6 3 e4 d6 4 t'3 . g7 gS f6 52 !i)f3 Qa5 53 .e4 - h< 54
S h3 0-0 6 .Q.e3 c6 7 a4 aS ! ? 8 'Ud2 f l Wd6 5S e2 .b5 + S6 c l f5
a6 9 e2 eS IO de de I I 0-0 8d8 1 2 57 Q a8 . as + t : !
c4 c7 1 3 c l e 7 14 !":! d i
.. xd l + 1 5 xd l .tJc8 1 6 #d2 ,tJc5 Game 44
. . .
22
Keller - Serel
World Team Ch, Lucerne 198S
Game 43 I e4 d6 2 d4 t'6 3 c3 g6 4 h3 ..g7 5
Kindermann - Haik f3 0-0 6 .Q.e3 c6 7 a4 bd7 8 .e2
Biel B 1 986 8 e5 de 9 de d5 10 !i)xd5 cd I I
I e4 g6 2 d4 Q.g7 3 !i)f3 d6 4 c3 f6 .Qf4 e6 (11 ... c7 ! ? ) 12 ..Q.d3 '?tfc7 13
5 h3 0-0 6 e3 c6 7 a4 !i)bd7 8 aS eS '?tfe2 c5 14 0-0 $ld7 15 a5 ..fc8 16
8 ... t}-c7 9 .Q.e2 e5 I O de !i)xe5 ( 10 .!! fc l !i)xd3 17 cd d8 18 '?tid2 + I =
.. . de) 11 0-0 ..e8 12 !i)d2 ! + I = Brynell-Pribyl , Malmo 1985-6.
Short-van der Wiel (m4) , Biel 1985. 8 . . . eS 9 de de 10 0-0 '?tie7 1 1 !i)d2
9 de de !i)cS 12 as ..d8

li A -

12 ... e6 13 a4 a.d8 14 Af3 h6

'' fltt'
. .r. .f.
15 c3 h7 16 g3 f5 = I +
B r e nnink m e ij e r - C h i b urda n i dze ,
OHRA Amsterdam 1986.
13 tt'ct !i)e6 14 ..et Af8 IS c4
e m
.ft .
hS 16 Jitxe6 Jitxe6 17 !i)f3 f6 18

-ft
a4 tt'c7 19 cS .Qf7 20 h2 b6 21

ftE
d3 c5 22 g4 g7 23 g5 c4 24 gf h5

M'
' f. 25 xe5 tt'xe5 26 g4 tt'xe4 27 iitxb6

a . -
. tf"{
tt'f3 28 ..e3 tt'd5 29 iitxd8 f4 30
tt'fl ..xd8 31 .. ael tt'h5 32 .. g3
10 tt'd6 ! ? xa5 33 a. e4 ttt5 34 ..xc4 Axc4 35
1 0 -'lc4 tt'e7 1 1 0-0 c5 12 d2 xc4 + h8 36 .. f3 .. d4 37
!Uxh3 + 38 Wh2 .Q.d6 + 39 .l3.g3
Axg3 + 40 g2 d5 + 41 d5
lUf4 + 0: 1


ASSORTED SYSTEMS
This section features several ideas for
White which are little explored but not
without venom. The most popular of
these ideas is 5 ..Q.g5 (game 45) which
has been a favourite of young English
masters Hodgson and Watson. Vorot Game 46
nikov 's 5 .Qf4 won rapidly in game 46 Vorotnikov - Rachmanevlov
so naturally it deserves further tests. Leningrad 1985
In game 47 Vitolins played 4 h 3 1 e4 d6 2 d4 lUf6 3 li)c3 g6 4 li)f3 .Qg7
followed b y 5 g4 with t h e idea of gain 5 f4 a6? !
ing a tempo over a normal 4 g3 Pirc in 5 . . 0-0 6 d2 g4 7 Ae2 !Uc6 8
.

which White goes h3 and g4 in the ear d5 .Q x f3 9 Axf3 li)e5 1 0 .flt.e2 c6 1 1 de


ly middlegame; if Black can do ttb6 ! 1 2 cb ttxb7 13 b3 !Uxe4 =

nothing drastic it could be a good Wilder-Boyd , Toronto 1 985; 5 . . .


idea. c5 ! ? ; 5 . . . li)c6 ! ? .
6 d2 b5 7 Ah6 0-0 8 ..Qxg7 Wxg7 9
Game 45 Ad3 b4 10 !Ue2 cS 1 1 de de 12 e5 lUg8
Vienger - Kindermann 13 h4 h5 14 lUf4 Ag4 15 e6 f5 16 lUeS
Munich Zonal 1987 .l3. f6 17 f3 d4 18 lUfxg6 1 :0
1 e4 g6 2 d4 .Qg7 3 lUf3 d6 4 lUc3 lUf6
5 ..QgS c6 6 d2
This looks far more natural than the Game 47
passive 6 h3 which was played in Vitolins - Hoi
Kaidanov-Azmaiparashvili , Tbilisi Jiirmala 1985
1 986. After 6 . . . 0-0 7 d2 b5 8 .Qd3 1 e4 g6 2 d4 Ag7 3 !Uc3 d6 4 h3 a6 5
c7 9 a4 b4 10 lUe2 lUbd7 ! 1 1 c3 be g4!?
12 !Uxc3 c5 Black had excellent play. 5 a 4 b6 6 lUf3 lUf6 7 .flt.c4 0-0 8 0-0
6 b5 7 .Qd3 c7 .Qb7 9 e5 !Ue8 10 ,l;tel de 1 1 !Uxe5
7 . . . li)a6 8 e5? de 9 de lUg4 1 0 J;i.f4 lUd6 12 Aa2 lUf5 1 3 d5 c5 =

b 4 1 1 !U e 4 a 5 - ! + Kindermann-Quinteros, Baden-Baden
Watson-J . Piket, Wij k aan Zee B 1 985.
1 987. 5 bS 6 .Qg2 .Qb7 7 lUge2 lUd7 8 0-0
8 0-0-0 0-0 9 .Qh6 e5 10 h4 .Qg4 11 de e6 9 lUg3 c5 10 ilt.e3 !Ue7 11 d2 0-0
de 12 'tWg5 lUbd7 13 b5 12 .l;t adl cd 13 .flt.xd4 lUe5 14 b3 lU7c6
diag 15 .Q.e3 'ftaS 16 lUce2 b4 17 f4 lUd7 18
13 . . . .Qxh6 14 h6 .Qxf3 15 gf !Uc5 eS dS 19 lUd4 :a.ac8 20 a3 !Uxd4 21
16 ..dgl lUe6 17 lUe2 llad8 18 f4 ilt.xd4 ttc7 22 b4 a5 23 '{tbS :a.as
..xd3 19 cd ef 20 k! h4 e5 21 !Uxf4 24 tte2 .flt.a6 25 c4 a4 26 '{tb2 ab 27 cd
c5 + 22 bl xf2 23 k!ghl lUg7 ilt.xfl 28 lUxfl ..ab8 29 :a.et '{taS 30
24 hg fg 25 !Uxg6 :a.n 26 lUeS 1 : 0 e3 b6 31 d6 !Ua4 32 bl b2 33
l;! e4 . fe8 34 .Q.c6 S xc6 35 l:! xe6 c5 1 2 .Q.e3 a5 1 3 a3 b5? 1 4 !i)xb5
d2 36 d7 xd4 37 . c8 + H8 38 + !-. Black can doubtless do bet ter
d8 xe3 + 39 Wg2 . xe8 40
= than t hi s .
xe8 d2 + 0: 1 4 . . . c6 is rarely seen t hese days b u t
a recen t example is Mortensen
Kristiansen , Esbjerg 1 985, which went
SVESHNIKOV VARIATION 5 *d2 b5 6 .Q. d 3 !i)d7 7 f4 .';;j g f6 8
4 G.e 3 !0 f3 !i)b6 9 b3 '{/;/c7 1 0 !i)e2 0-0 1 1 c3
T h e S o v i e t g ra n d master Eugene .. b7 1 2 l0g3 c5 with a good game for
S v es h n i k o v h a s done m u c h t o Bl}c k . Again he must be prepared t o
popularise t h is line. White's t radi meet 5 f4 w i t h a 4 . . . c 6 Aust rian .
t ional plan was to play f3 , d2 and 5 '{/;/d2 bS 6 .Q.d3 ,_Q b7 7 0-0-0 !i)d7 8
0-0-0 fol lowed by a pawn-storm on t he !iDf3 . e8 9 Wb l cS 10 de !i)xcS 1 1
k i ngside but against this Black has . d4 !i)f6 12 eS !i)hS 13 ed xd6 1 4
a d e q u a t e d e fe n s i v e r e s o u r c e s . ,_i, xg7 .!;Dxg7 15 '{/;/h6 f6 1 6 .gS
Svesh nikov s howed that W h i i e could .,';;J g e6 17 l0xe6 !i)xe6 18 .._e4 . xe4 1 9
oflen cause more problems with .,';;J w4 f4 2 0 xf4 !i)xf4 2 1 g 3 .';;J e6
quieter met hods such as a fianchet t o 22 .8'. he l . d8 23 .!;Dc3 .!;Dc7 24 a4 ba
o f h i s k i ng ' s bishop. 25 !iD xa4 e6 26 c4 e7 27 c2 .. d(1 28
These days 4 .. e3 is all t h e ra g e c x .. xd6 Wxd6 29 .Y d l + \(1 30 b4
p o n en t s i n c l u d i n g S h o r t , N u n n , .8'. b8 31 b3 eS 32 .';;J cS E! e8 33 t)xa6
Chandler a n d K u preichi k . E;:)xa6 34 bS + Wb7 35 ba + Wxa6 36
.d6 + as 37 E!d7 t'S 38 E! xh7 .t!d8
SVESHNIKOV MODERN 39 .8'.a7 + WM 40 .8'. g7 cS 4 1
Against 4 ;, e3 t h e Modern m o v c ..c7 + b6 42 E! e7 e4 43 b4 .t! d 2
order has defi n i t e advan tages . W i t h 44 eS + c6 4 5 .8'. e6 + c7 4 6 E! xg6
Black ' s k n ight s t i l l on g 8 , . .. h6 i s . xf2 47 .!;;t h6 f4 48 gf e3 49 Wc3
prevented and Black c a n start an ex .l;;t xf4 50 d3 l:! e4 5 1 e2 l:! eS 52 c6
pansion on t he queenside. 4 . . . a6 is b6 53 h4 e7 54 hS b6 55 S h8
the ' M odern ' t reat ment and is il xe6 56 h6 b7 57 .8'. h7 + b6 58
lustrated in games 48-50. .g7 . hS 59 l:! g6 + e7 60 xe3
d7 61 \t'f4 e7 62 Wg4 .8'. h I 63
Gal'n e 48 . g7 + f6 t:t
Kupreiehik - Kanstler
Frunze 1985 Game 49
I e4 g6 2 d4 i.tg7 3 /iVe3 d6 4 . e3 a6 Anand - Davies
An interesting alternative is 4 . . . Moscow B 1987
liVc6 a fter which 5 ik) f3 jlg4 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 ik)e3 $i.g7 4 ..te3 a6 5
transposes into a classical with 4 . . . h4 ik)f6 6 f3 bS 7 d2 $i.b7 8 0-0-0 hS
Ag4 ! ? (see Kindermann-Hickl, game 9 ik) h3 ik)bd7 10 \t'bl .8'.e8 11 *e t eS
27) . Black must also be prepared for 5 12 d5 e6 13 de Sxc6 14 ik)g5 *c7 15
f4 transposing into an Austrian with 4 *d2
. . . liVc6 and in Wittmann-Klinger, Diagram
Munich Zonal 1 987, White gave the 15 a.xc3 16 e3 xe3 17 be d5 18
inove independent significance with 5 ed ik)xd5 19 .Qd2 ik)7b6 20 ik) e4 0-0 21
*d2 e5 6 ik)ge2 ik)f6 7 f3 ed 8 ik)xd4 e4 be 22 .Qa5 .Qc6 23 a3 S b8 24 \t'a2
0-0 9 0-0-0 ik)xd4 1 0 Axd4 Ae6 1 1 h4 Aa4 25 Set iii. h6 26 Ad2 .Qxdl 21
5 d2 by first playing f3 and it is this
that has given Black his recent
problems. Many of his 'safe' lines
looked quite different with a delayed
f3.
If Black wants to play for queenside
expansion (games 5 1 and 52) he
should probably delay ... $J...g7 so as
not to lose a tempo after $Lh6. An
alternative plan is Zaichik's attempt at
sharp counterplay in the centre (games
53 and 54). Kavalek's 5 ... /Uc6 (game
55) deserves closer examination.

Game51
Georgiev - Torre
Leningrad 1987
Game 50 1 e4 d6 2 d4 /Uf6 3 /Uc3 g6 4 f3 c6 5
Sveshnikcn - Azmaiparash' iii $J...e3 bS
!-linal l.' S S R Ch , Kuibishe, 1 986 5 ... b6! ? 6 cl $J...g7 7 $J...c4 dS 8
I e4 d <> 2 cl4 g<> 3 .'.)d g 7 4 Q d 11<1 :" ed b4 9 $J... b3 /Uxd5 10 $J...xd5 cd =

a4 Keller-Smyslov, World Team Ch,


5 g3 b5 6 Q g2 G b7 7 .tigc2 ';:)d7 8 Lucerne 1 985.
0-0 c 5 9 a3 .. c 8 0 1 1 6 'litd2 /Ubd7 7 /Uh3 $J..g7 8 /Uf2 0-0 9
Azmaiparas h v i l i , Tal l i n n 1 986.
=

a4 b4 10 /Ucdl aS 11 $J...e 2 eS 12 c3 be
s ... 1i;:)f6 6 h3 0-0 7 ,'.)t'3 .'.) bd7 . 13 be ..e8 14 0-0 dS 15 de /UxeS 16 f4
7 . . . b6 8 '1. c4 1i;:)c6 9 e5 !Uc8 IO J4 /Ueg4 17 eS /Uxe3 18 /Uxe3 /Ud7 19 c4
. d4 20 'litxd4 f6 21 e4 c7 22 .Qf3
lUa5 1 1 .Qa2 c5 1 2 de be 1 3 0-0 .. b 8
1 4 e d lUxJ6 1 5 .l0 d 5 e6? ? 1 6 _Q. xd6 I : 0 .Qb7 23 !l ael IDcS 24 'litc2 /Ue6 25
Short -Speelman , British Ch 1 98 7 . /Ue4 fe 26 /Ug4 !lf8 27 fe $J...xe5 28 cS
8 Q.e2 eS 9 d e d e 10 0-0 e7 1 1 .. e t /Ud4 29 c4 + h8 30 $J... d l a.xn +
aS 12 lUd2 lUcS 13 b i .. d 8 14 b 4 ab 31 thfl i;ta6 32 f2 i;tg7 33 /Ugf6
IS xb4 jlf8 16 jlc4 jld7 1 7 as $Lc6 eS 34 h4 h6 35 /Ud7 fS 36 e7
18 lUf3 lUcxe4 19 xe7 jlxei 20 f4 37 /Uef6 i;Lc4 38 e8 + Sxe8 39
lUxe4 ji_xe4 21 is).gS is).xf3 22 gf h6 23 Sxe8 + i;tf8 40 Sxf8 + 1 : 0
..xeS hg 24 .. xe7 lUdS 25 jlxdS
!l xdS 26 !l xc7 b6 27 a6 .. aS 28 .. b l Game52
!l 8xa6 2 9 ..c6 .. fS 3 0 ..cxb6 !l xb6 Stierenkov - Hait
31 ..xb6 .a, xf3 32 !l b3 .. f4 33 ..c3 RSFSR 1986
l;th4 34 g2 g4 35 hg !l xg4 + 36 f3 1 e4 d6 2 d4 /Uf6 3 /Uc3 g6 4 i;te3 c6 5
l;tb4 37 Sc8 + g7 38 c4 l;t b2 39 cS 'litd2 i;tg7
Wf6 40 c6 !ic2 41 e3 e7 42 f4 f : t In my opinion this early 5 ... i;tg7
does not fit ' in very well with the
S V E S H :'ll l K O V PIRC queenside expansion announced by ...
White's most interesting recent c6. A more logical move seems to be 5
discovery was that he need not prepare ... b5 with the following possibilities:
a) 6 f3 .Qg7 7 g4 h5 8 g5 5Dfd7 9 f4 5De8 10 ge2 f5 1 1 a.gI f4 1 2 $J.f2 g5
5Db6 10 5Df3 d5 1 1 6De5 b4 1 2 6De2 de 1 3 h4 gh 14 .Q.xh4 $J.f6 unclear
1 3 5Dg3 h4 14 5Dxe4 $J.f5 1 5 6De5 Sveshnikov-Quinteros, Rio de Janeiro
unclear/ + I = Yudashin 1 985.
Azmaiparashvili, Minsk 1 985. 7 5Dge2
b) 6 e5 !? 5Dg4 7 ed 5Dxe3 8 the3 7 d5 c6 8 0-0-0 cd 9 5Dxd5 5Dxd5 1 0
'l;hd6 9 a4 .Qg7 10 5Df3 ba 1 1 a.xa4 *xd5 6Dc6 1 1 'titxd6 -\h 5 12 $J.c4
0-0 unclear van der Wiel-Piket (m3), a.d8 13 *c5 a.xdl + 14 d i
Holland 1 986. *d8 + 15 Wcl .Q.f8 16 *d5 *c7
Two other ideas for Black are: unclear Yudashin-Zaichik, Kostroma
a) 5 . . . 't:ta5 6 5Df3 b5 7 $J.d3 b4 8 5De2 1 985 .
.Qa6 9 0-0 .Qxd3 10 cd -etb5 1 1 a3 5Da6 7 . . . ed 8 5Dxd4 dS 9 eS fd7 (9 . . .
12 a. rc t .Qg7 1 3 ab 0-0 14 a.as *b7 a.e8 1 0 ef $J.h6 l l 5De4 $J.xe3 1 2 *xe3
1 5 b5 cb 1 6 a.cat with strong pressure de 13 fe; 9 . . . 5De8 !?) 10 e6 5Db6 11
on the queenside. e f + k!xf7 12 0-0-0 cS 13 5Db3 d4 14
b) 5 . . . 5Dbd7 !? 6 0-0-0 ita5 7 Wbl b5 6De4?? (14 $J.h6 *f8 15 .Q.xg7
8 $J.d3 5Db6 9 5Dd5 itxd2 10 5Dxf6 + intending 16 5De4 + -) 14 . . . *'8
ef 1 1 a.xd2 5Dc4 unclear Tai-Torre, -/ + lS .QgS 5D8d7 16 itel aS 17
SWIFT World Blitz Chess Ch, 5Dxa5 5De5 18 5Db3 h6 19 $J.h4 .fS 20
Brussels 1987. 5DexeS a.c7 21 5De4 a.xa2 22 $J.f2
6 $J.h6(!) 0-0 Sxb2 0 : 1
6 . . . .Q.xh6 7 't:txh6 't:ta5 8 .Q.d3 b5 9
5Df3 b4 10 5De2 5Dbd7 1 1 0-0 e5 12 a3! Game 54
+ I = Kupreichik-Sznapik, Zenica Yudashin - Azmaiparashvili
1 985. t-final USSR Ch, Kuibishev 1986
7 0-0-0 bS 8 f3 b4 9 5Dce2 -etas 10 Wbl 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 5De3 $J.g7 4 $J.e3 5Df6
5Dbd7 11 5Dcl cS 12 h4 $J.a6 13 $J.xa6 5 *d2 0-0 6 0..0-0 5Dg4 7 .QgS eS 8 de
iba6 14 6Dge2 c4 lS .Qxg7 g7 16 *as 9 5Dh3 de 10 $J.xe7 !Ie8 11 *d8
'lhb4 a. ab8 17 '{:td2 't:ta3 18 't:tc3 a.xd8 12 ..xd8 + 'lhd8 13 $J.xd8
"lWa6 19 't:te3 5Db6 20 5Dc3 't:ta3 21 ba $J.e6 14 5DdS 5Dc6 lS ..Q.h4 .QxdS 16 ed
5DbdS + 22 Wal 6Dxe3 23 .a. d2 5DhS 5Db4 17 $J.e4 5De5 18 i.i.e2 6DxdS 19
24 a.et 5Dg3 2S a.xe3 5Dfl 26 k! de2 l:tdl 5Db6 20 c3 ..e8 21 We2 b6 22
a. h7 27 a.et 5Dxe3 28 ,!;txe3 a.fb8 29 a, d8 a.xd8 23 .Qxd8 5DdS 24 $J.h4 fS
a4 fS 30 ef gf 31 dS 32 5Dle2 a.g8 25 $J.g3 <3;f7 26 5Df4 5Dxf4 27 $J.xf4
33 5Df4 a. h6 34 5DbS ,!;tgb8 35 a.et a6 <3;e6 28 b3 Wd5 t:t
36 5Dc3 a. b2 37 a.e2 Wf6 38 5De6
a. 2b7 39 5Dd4 !Ig8 40 5De6 a.gb8 41 Game 55
a3 42 5Dd4 6 43 a. e6 + 44 Short - Kavalek
xfS 1 : 0 Dubai Olympiad 1986
1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 e3 .Qg7 4 $J.e3 f6
Game53 5 -'d2 e6
Davies - Zaicbik 5 . . . 5Dg4 6 .Qg5 h6 7 .Qh4 g5 8 .Qg3
Moscow B 1987 e5 (8 . . . h5 9 h3 h4 10 hg hg 1 1
1 e4 d6 2 d4 f6 3 c3 g6 4 .Qe3 .Qg7 l:txb8 + $J.xh8 1 2 f3 intending e2
S itd2 0-0 6 f3 e5 . + I = Kupreichik) 9 de {)xe5 10
6 . . . c6 7 0-0-0 e5 8 d5 e7 9 g4 0-0-0 bc6 11 f4 gf 12 $J.xf4 $J.e6 1 3
-
/iDd5 i!td7 1 4 /iDf3 + I = Hiibner
Ljubojevic, SWIFT World Blitz Ch,
Brussels 1 987.
6 f3 a6 7 0-0-0 e6 8 g4 bS 9 h4 hS 10 gh
/UxhS 11 /Uge2 .Q.d7 12 .Q.h3 b4 13
/Ubl aS 14 .Q.gS c8 lS c4 -&a6 16
{td3 a4 17 d2 as 1 8 b i c6 1 9
Q.g4! .tlf6 2 0 e5 ! xg4 2 1 f g d5 22
-&f3 .'.i)xc4 23 xc4 xc4 24 .. e t
a6 2 5 h S .. f8 2 6 .'.i)f4 c5 2 7 .. xc5
c8 28 .. xc8 + .f.lxc8 29 h6 .f.i.h8 '30
.. e t _ d7 3 1 d3 b3 32 .'.i)cS ba + 33
Wxa2 -&a7 34 _,i.f6 gS 35 . xh 8 .. xh8
36 f6 .. h7 37 i!fxgS f8 38
xe6 + ! 1 :0

BYRNE S YSTEM BYRNE PIRC


This agressive system used to be quite Plaskett's dynamic treatment in game
popular but gradually it has been 57 was really quite breath-taking.
superceded by the quieter, safer lines . Certainly it makes a vivid contrast
All three games in this section feature with Black ' s humdrum (and
quick and horrific wins . disastrous !) play in game 58.

BYRNE MODERN Game 57


Again the 'Modern ' move-order Agnos - Plaskett
o ffer s i n t e r e s t i n g p o s s i bilities . British Ch, Southampton 1986
Chernin's treatment of 4 . . . /iDc6 can 1 e4 d6 2 d4 /iDf6 3 /iDc3 g6 4 i;LgS
doubtle$ > be improved upon. /iDbd7 5 f4 h6 6 .Q.h4 .Q.g7 7 eS /i)hS 8
/iDdS
Game 56
Raaste - Chernin
Jarvenpaa 198S
1 e4 g6 2 d4 .Q.g7 3 /iDc3 d6 4 .Q.g5 /iDc6
4 . . . c6 5 i!ld2 /iDd7 6 f4 b5 7 /iDf3
/iDgf6 8 .Q.d3 /iDb6 9 0-0 0-0 1 0 ktael
b4 1 1 /iDe2 c5 1 2 /Ug3 .Q.b7 13 e5 c4
unclear Tal-J .Kristiansen, Reykjavik
Open 1 986.
S /iDge2 h6 6 .Q.e3 /Uf6 7 f3 /Ud7 8
'fWd2 li)b6 9 b3 e6 10 g4 'fWf6 11 .Q.g2
eS 12 gS i!fe7 13 dS /iDb4 14 /iDbS li)a6
Diagram 8 c6 9 li)xe7 de 10 fe 'fWb6 11 b3
lS h4 hg 16 hg a.xhl + 17 .Q.xhl .Q.d7 li)xeS 12 li)xc8 a.xc8 13 'fWd2 /i)g4 14
18 a4 8 19 /i)ec3 .Q.e8 20 .Q.g2 g8 'fWe2 + 8 lS 'tWxg4 'fWb4 + 16 dl
21 0-0-0 /iDcS 22 'fW'2 li)c8 23 a.hl c6 fS 0:1
Game 58 Game 59
Whitehead - Edelman Frois - Davies
New York Open 198S Cala D'Or 1986
1 e4 d6 2 d4 /0f6 3 /0c3 g6 4 .QgS .Qg7 1 e4 g6 2 d4 .Qg7 3 Z0c3 d6 4 g3 /0e6 S
s f3 .Qe3
5 d2 h6 6 .Qf4 g5 7 .Qg3 [0h5 8 5 d5 [0e5 6 f4 [0d7 7 .Qg2 c6 8 [0f3
.Qc4 /0c6 unclear Parsoris-Wolff, cd 9 ed .Qxc3 + 10 be /0gf6 1 1 d4
New York Open 1985. /0b6 12 c4 c7 13 d2 .Qf5 14 isl..e4?
S . . /0bd7 6 d2 h6 7 itJ..e3 e6 8 a4 /0xc4! 15 .Qxf5 /0xd2 16 .Qg4 [0xg4 ! !
as 9 .Qd3 17 h8 + Wd7 / + + Popchev
--

In Salov-Quinteros, Reykjavik Davies, Albena 1986.


Open 1986, White prevented 9 ... b5 S ./0f6 6 h3 eS 7 de /0xeS 8 .Qg2 0-0

jJ,. ,. ,,, 0,, .


with 9 Sa3 and after 9 ... e5 10 /0ge2
a6 1 1 d5 cd 12 /0xd5 xd2 + 13 li .:=;... d
-, .i: .1:
,

Wxd2 [0xd5 14 ed e4 1 5 Sb3 could r .i: r


. -
possibly claim to have a slightly better
rw
a g 1: Wf!
.,
endgame. Whitehead allows ... b5 and
"' ,, Yff. ,
then promptly refutes it ! d d . ,x
9 . . . bS 10 b41 thb4 11 ab eS?
Virtually anything is better than this
. ft .

.
lf
r."'{.

f
,Q_h .,!_!,
4?

4? r 4? ,,,,,// b\ a
which loses the queen by force. But it

.' r
is hard to suggest a good move. .,!_!, .,!_!, . . -
12 Sa4 b2 13 /0dl bl 14 c4 b3
'
m'G' .. _,
k .
lS .Qc2 tha4 16 .Qxa4 a6 16 de de 18
/0e2 0-0 19 0-0 /0eS 20 Axes /0xc4 21 9 /0ge2 bS! 10 0-0 ( 1 0 Z0xb5 S b8 1 1
cl eS 22 .Qxe7 Se8 23 .Qxf6 1:0 /0xa7 .Qb7 !) 10 . . . b4 11 /0dS /0xdS
12 ed [0c4 13 .Qd4 Z0xb2 14 bl Z0a4
lS thb4 .Qd7 16 Sahl Se8 17 .Qe3
as 18 b3 Sb8 19 c4 /0b2! 20 f4
Sb4! 21 /0d4 JS 22 a3 isl..eS! 23 f3
4 g3 SYSTEM
Sxd4 24 Sxb2 .Q.e4 2S e2 Axg2 26
A quiet positional treatment with
g2 SxdS 27 S b7 d7 28 c4
which White hopes to keep a slight
SeS! 29 .Qxc5 c6 + 30 Wh2 thb7
advantage in the centre . The
31 .Qe3 'liYf3 32 'liYg4 .Qxg3 + ! 33
development of the bishop on g2 thg3 Sxe3 34 fe thfl 3S gS
secures the e4 pawn.
f2 + 36 Wht ft + 37 Wh2 f2 +
38 Whl et + 39 Wh2 e3 0:1
g3 MOD ERN
Although 4 g3 is doubtless quite
playable against the Modern it Game 60
certainly gives Black excellent Gulko - Haik
counterplay with 4 . . . /0c6. Game 59 Sochi 198S
is one of my own efforts with this line. 1 d4 g6 2 e4 /;J.g7 3 /0c3 d6 4 [0ge2 eS
A better order of moves for White is (4 . . . /0c6 ! ? ; 4 . . . a6 !?) S de de 6
4 f0ge2 (game 60) though here too thd8 + Wxd8 7 iile3 iile6 8 0-0-0 +
Black has some interesting alternatives Wc8 9 f4 Z0f6 10 h3 [0c6 11 g4 ef 12
to the transposition into a Pirc. xf4 [0d7 13 /0xe6 fe 14 J;tc4 S e8 lS
a.hn ce5 16 .Qb3 a6 17 el c5 18 c5 11 de de 12 .Qf4 c7 (unclear) 13
c3 c7 19 .Qf4 a. ac8 10 bl bS ll dl c8 14 e3 b4 15 dl ba 16
.Qg3 llttc6 ll g5 .a.e7 13 !!fl a.r8 24 .!;1xa3 bS 17 a. a5 !! b6 18 e5 e8 19
..xf8 .Qxf8 15 f4 c4 26 .Qcl .Qg7 17 c4 d4 20 xd4 cd ll d4 .Qc6 ll
el cs 18 d4 + llttb7 19 a.n .a.c5 c7 13 a.xc6 .!;1xc6 24 .Qxc6
ed3 30 .Qxd3 cd 31 .Qd6 xe4 31 e6 15 e4 xf4 16 'l!!xf4 'l!!xc6 17
.Qxe7 dl + 33 \t'cl xfl 34 xe6 0-0 .!;1c8 18 e3 c7 19 d5 'l!!xc4 30
dl + 35 llttd l .Qe5 36 .Qf6 .Qd6 37 c4 !!xc4 31 f4 e6 31 f6 + .Qxf6
d4 .Qg3 38 f3 .Qf4 39 d4 h6 40 33 ef h6 34 lltfgl g5 35 fg hg 36 a.at
e6 hg 41 .QxgS e3 + 41 <lttxdl t:t
c4 + 43 llttcl .Qd6 44 b3 e5 45
d4 .Qcs 46 e6 .Qd6 47 .Qf4 llttc6 -t g3 r m c
Using the Pirc order of moves Black
has found it extremely difficult to

'-'!'
generate active counterplay against 4
g3 . But in the last couple of years

W1.
W1.,, W1.
.i:

some interesting plans have been
found.
Hickl's play in game 61 looked
:tt :tt rather extravagent . In game 62

it Plaskett found a highly imaginative



plan and won brilliantly - but if White
m can find a way to shut down the tactics
48 .Qxe5 .QxeS 49 llttd3 llttd6 50 f8 Black's pieces could be misplaced.
g5 51 h7 .Qf4 Sl <;!9e4 .Qdl 53 llttfS Transferring a knight to b4 looks
.Qxc3 54 xg5 \t'd5 55 h4 a5 56 h5 a4 more solid but White was better for
57 h6 ab 58 ab .Qdl 59 g6 .Qc3 60 most of game 63 . The latest idea is to
.Qe5 61 e6 t:o combine 6 . . . e5 with a queenside
fianchetto (game 64) which certainly
deserves more tests.
Game 61
Klinger - Hickl Game 62
Munich Zonal 1987 Wockenfuss - Plaskett
1 e4 g6 l d4 .Qg7 3 c3 d6 4 gel Lugano Open 1986
f6 5 g3 0-0 6 .Qgl a6 1 d4 f6 l c3 d6 3 e4 g6 4 g3 .Qg7 5
Black has several other interesting .Qgl 0-0 6 gel c6 7 h3 (7 0-0 e5 8
ways to play for . . . c5 : . de de = ) 7
e5 8 .Qe3 !!e8
a) 6 . . . bd7 7 0-0 c5 8 b3 cd 9 xd4 In this game Plaskett finds an
a6 10 .Qb2 e5 1 1 de2 'l!!e7 = , unusual way to generate counterplay.
Huerta-S.Garcia, Bayamo 1 985. Everyday moves leave the position
b) 6 . . . fd7 7 0-0 c5 8 h3 cd 9 xd4 slightly in White's favour; Gufeld
c6 10 de2 abs 1 1 a4 b6 12 a.et . Gipslis, Volgograd 1985 having gone 8
.Qb7 1 3 b3 a.cs 1 4 .Qb2 b4 = : . . . ed 9 xd4 .Qd7 10 0-0 a. es 1 1 a4
Rukavina-Levie, Vrnjacka Banja . xd4 1 2 .Qxd4 a5 1 3 a.et .Qc6 14
1986. . d2 + ! = .
7 h3 .!;1b8! ? 8 .Qe3 .Qd7 9 g4 b5 10 a3 9 0-0 a6! ? 10 a4 ed 11 xd4 .Qd7 ll
.a.et a5 ! ? 13 g4? ! c5 14 del .Qc6 15 xe6 .a.xe6 16 .a.el .a.ae8 17 .a. ael
d7 18 .Qxg7 <llxg7 19 f4 h5 10 hl

15 g3 iWb6 16 .a.bl c4 17 .Qf4


a5 18 iWd3 b4 19 a2 iha4 10 d5 ll ed cd ll xd5 xd5 23 .Qxd5
c3 iWb4 ll a2 '#.tb5 ll c3 iWb4 .a.xel 24 .a.xel .a.xel 15 ihel f6 26
13 a2 b5 24 c3 xbl! 15 '#.tf3
. .Qf3 h4 17 gl hg 28 <3lxg3 '\tb6 19
b4 26 -'.cl d5! 17 .Qxbl xc3 18 b3 '\tgl + 30 .Qgl h5 + 31 3
.Qxc3 ihc3 19 iWdl .a.e6 30 .a.eJ '#.te5 '\thl 31 itdl itg3 + 33 We4 xf4 34
iWD4 itxgl + 35 d4 itxcl 36

31 .a.d3 c4 31 .a. dl '#,tcS 33 .Qc3 34


.a.el .Qe5 35 iWdl c3 36 '\th6 .Qg7 37 e5 + h7 37 '\te3 itc7 38 '\tf3 g7
t\'14 '{teS 38 e3 '/Wc5 39 'iitt4 a. ae8 39 Wd3 '\td6 + 40 Wel '\teS + 41
. 40 h4 .a.16 0:1 Wd3 b6 41 Wdl '\td4 + 43 Wel f5 44
t 6 45 '\tc6 + Wg5 46 '\tgl +
h5 47 itel + Wh4 48 iWe7 + <3lxh3
Game63 49 '\th7 + *h4 0:1
Rivas - P .Nikolic
Bor 1986
1 e4 d6 l d4 f6 3 c3 g6 4 gel Game64
.Qg7 Klinger - Quinteros
4 . . . b5 !? 5 a3 .Qb7 6 f3 (Enders Ziirich 1985
Boda, East Germany 1 985) 6 . . . a6 1 e4 g6 l d4 .Qg7 3 c3 d6 4 gel
intending . . . bd7, . . . c5; - 4 g3 ! . f6 5 g3 0-0 6 .Qgl e5 7 h3 b6
5 g3 0-0 6 .Qgl e5 7 0-0 c6 7 . . . a6 8 a4 b6 9 0-0 .Qb7 10 d5 c6
The start of an interesting plan 1 1 de xc6 12 .Qg5 h6 13 .Qe3 h7
which gives Black chances. The 14 '\td2 a5 15 b3 itc7 unclear
humdrum 7 . . . bd7 8 0-0 c6 is Wessendorf-Van der Wiel , San
known to be slightly in White's Bernardino 1986.
favour, a recent example being 8 0-0 .Qb7 9 g4? ! (9 .Qe3 .a.e8 1 0 d5) 9
Griinfeld-Greenfeld, Munich Zonal ed 10 xd4 .a.e8 11 ..Q.g5! h6 12
1 987: 9 .Qe3 .a.e8 10 el iWc7 1 1 '\td2 .Qh4 '/Wc8 13 a.et bd7 14 f4 a6! ? 15
b5 12 a3 a6 1 3 .a. ad l .Qb7 14 .Qh6 '\tdl c5? ! '6 e5 de 17 fe fd7 18 e6!

11111tr
.a.ad8 15 g4 b6 16 .Qxg7 <3lxg7 1 7
g3 + / = .
It should be noted that 7 0-0 has all

m.i:
'?'"%
.:n: .i:
% '
but disappeared because 7 . . . c6

'
virtually forces the drawish 8 de de 9


.Qg5 -'.e6 10 '#.tcl d4! 1 1 xd4
ihd4 12 .a. d l iWc5 1 3 h3 c6 14 a4

;,. . . ft

'#.Wa5 1 5 b3 .a. ad8 1 6 '\te3 .a.xd l + 1 7
.a.xdl d7 1 8 c4 .a. e8 = Speelman
Sznapik, Dortmund 1 98 1 . Most :fif
W{ '\Wd N1
-1

White's now prefer 7 h3. ?'.t:::S
.
?l:::5f.
8 a4 a6 ! ? 9 h3 b4 10 .Qe3 ed! ? 11

.Qxd4 a5 12 f4 : 18 . xe6? ( 1 8 . . . .Qxd4 + ) 19 xe6


. .Qxc3 20 be .Qxg2 ll gl! .a.xe6 ll
-

12 f4 .a. e8 13 g4 d5 14 e5 d7 =
Martinovic-Gligoric, Yugoslav Ch, : .a.xe6 fe 23 '-xh6 '\tb7 + 24 Wgl '#.te4

Budva 1 986. 25 .a.dtt ihcl 26 .a.xd7 '\tbl + 17


. Whl '\tcl + 18 .a.dl '\te4 19 .Qf6 1:0
.

ll .a.e8 13 dl .Qe6 14 .a.ret c7


Game 65 a) 8 li;)f3 de 9 /i;)xe5 /i;)b6 10 b3
Wittmann - Kindermann t;txd4 1 1 /i;)f3 t;td6 I2 0-0-0 /i;)d5 1 3
Munich Zonal t987 .!;!heI e6 I 4 /i;)e4 tffc7 I 5 c 4 b5 ! I 6 cb
1 e4 g6 2 d4 Ag7 3 /i;)f3 d6 4 Ac4 e6! ? a5 ! and Black assumed the offensive
4 . . . li;)f6 5 e5 ! ? d e 6 li;)xe5 0-0 7 0-0 in Whitehead-Torre, New York Open
li;)bd7 8 li;)f3 /i;)b6 9 .Qb3 + / = I 985.
DjuriC-Kauppala, Jarvenpaa I 985. b) 8 h4 b5 9 ..Qb3 /i;)xc3 10 ..Qxc3 a5 I I
5 i./.b3 li;)e7 6 o-o b6 1 Af4 J;i.b7 s a4 b4 I 2 i.i.d2 de I 3 de t;td4 I 4 e6
a.et /i;)bd7 9 c3 h6 10 /i;)a3 0-0 1 1 t;td3 A x e 6 I 5 A x e 6 tff x b 2 - / +
li;)c6 12 .a.adl tffe7 t3 h3 ..ad8 t4 H e r b r e c h t s m e i e r - S m ej k a l , B R D
J;i.h2 a6 15 /i;)c4 b5 t6 li;)cd2 li;)b6 t 7 Bundesliga I 985-86.
Ac2 li;)a5 18 b4 /i;)ac4 t9 /i;)xc4 /i;)xc4 6 e5 /i;)g4 7 e6 d5
20 tffe2 c5 21 /i;)d2 /i;)b2 22 .a. b t cd 23 7 . . . /i;)xd4 8 tffxg4 /i;)x c2 + 9 fl
cd .Qxd4 24 Ab3 /i;)a4 25 Axa4 ba 26 /i;)xa I 10 ef + f8 I I tffh 4 unclear
b5 ab 27 t;txb5 .a.d7 28 tffxa4 e5 29 Van der P l a s c h - M . P i k e t , The
/i;)b3 .Qc3 30 .a.edl ..c7 3t /i;)d2 .. a8 Netherlands I 985 .
32 t;tb3 Axd2 33 .. xd2 Axe4 34 8 .Qxd5 /i;)xd4 9 t;txg4 /i;)xc2 + to
..bdl t;tg5 35 f3 i./.f5 36 f4 ef 37 .. f2 e2 /i;)xal 11 ef + f8 t2 tffh4 /i;)c2
tffh5 38 a.et i.i.e6 39 tffd3 g5 40 t;txd6 13 /i;)f3
.a.d7 41 t;tc6 .a.ad8 42 a4 .a.dt 43
.a.rn .!;! ld2 44 .a. xe6 fe 45 t;txe6 + li ,:Jt
+ . +
: 4 ?
,
tfff7 46 tffx h6 .a. xg2 + 47 xg2 & .&. 1 / , .d..h
.&.
.a.d2 + 48 f3 tffb 3 + 49 g4 .a, g2 +
/,/
,'ef:'
.fffff:i
'Jffi i: r


iii -
50 f5 t;tdS + 0: t

. . .
. --- '
- ,,, ' -
.ft o-<?0 .ft 0
Q.c4 SYSTEMS
In the early days of the Pirc and

:st
Modern Defences systems involving
..Qc4 were very popular. But gradually
it became clear that any immediate t3 h5 t 4 .a. d t ..Qg4 t 5 t .Qxf3 t6
threats can be repulsed and very often ..Qxf3 li;)d4 t7 ..Qxb7 a. b8 t8 .QdS c5-
the bishop becomes exposed. t9 .Qg5 /i;)f5 20 'fM4 .Qd4 2t .Qc4
Game 65 shows Kindermann tffd6 22 /i;)bS thf4 23 ..Qxf4 a.xb5 24
meeting .Qc4 with a hedgehog ..Qxb5 f7 25 .Qc4 + \t>f6 26 b3 e5
formation. Game 66 is a razor-sharp 27 .Qct e4 28 g3 g5 29 .Qd5 e5 30
gambit line which looks rather good .Qc4 f6 3t .QdS ..e8 32 a. et /i;)d6
for Black. 33 ..Qe3 e5 34 ..Qc6 a.is 35 ..Qxd4 +
cd 36 \t>el l;tc8 37 ..Qd7 .a.c7 38 .Qh3
Game 66 g4 39 .Qgl l!cl + 40 \t>dt l!xf2 4t
Bezemer - J .Piket ,l;tel a.xel 42 el d3 + 43 \t>e3
OHRA Amsterdam t986 /i;)f5 + 44 \t>dl \t>d4 O:t
t e4 d6 2 d4 /i;)f6 3 /i;)c3 g6 4 -'ic4 ..Qg7
5 t;te2 /i;)c6 4 Q_c2 and 5 h4
There is a solid alternative in 5 . . . c6 This sharp system was a one-time
6 e5 /i;)d5 7 ..Qd2 0-0 and now: favourite of Gyula Sax and has
recently been popular amongst n 3S *h7 + <(!le6 36 *d3 *h4 +
Spanish masters. White launches an 37 e2 *d4 38 *xd4 ed 39 d3 dS
early flank attack which Black must 40 f4 eS 41 fS e4 + 42 d2 eS 43 g4
meet accurately. 0:1
Games 67 and 68 are of theoretical
importance, they show Game 69
Azmaiparashvili drawing the teeth of Boikovich - Popchev
this line with 5 . . . c5 . Another Novi S ad 1986
possibility for Black is 5 . . . c6 (game 1 e4 d6 2 d4 f6 3 c3 g6 4 ..Qe2 .Q.g7
69) . S h4 c6
5 . . . h5 6 f3 c6 7 d5 e5 8
Game 67 xe5 de 9 .Q.g5 a6 10 d2 *b6 1 1 f3
Malanyuk - Azmaiparashvili i;td7 12 a4 0-0 1 3 a5 + I = Mortensen
S3rd USSR Ch, Kiev 1986 Hoi, Danish Ch, Aarhus 1 986.
1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 c3 .Q.g7 4 .Qe2 f6 6 .Qe3
s h4 cS 6 de *as 7 .Qd2 cs 8 hS gh This allows Black to play a
9 h3 c6 10 f4 g4 11 d3 *d4 promising pawn sacrifice. Better was 6
12 dS ceS 13 0-0 f8 14 Sf4 h5 gh with the following recent
f6 lS .QxhS xhS 16 *xhS *xe4 examples :
17 .Qc3 .. g8 18 lixeS ..QxeS 19 .fel a) 7 ..Qb5 i;td7 8 ge2 e6? ! 9 .Qg5 h6
*fS 20 fS .QxfS 21 xeS de 22 10 .Q.h4 e7 1 1 .Qxd7 + *xd7 12
a.xeS .Qxc2 23 ..cl ..g4 24 dS ..e4 tt-d3 g6 1 3 ..Qxf6 .Qxf6 1 4 ..xh5
2S .. xe7 .xe7 26 xe7 ..Qe4 27 f3 + I- Boersma-Hartoch, Dutch Ch,
e7 28 fe ..d8 29 .c2 e6 30 f2 Hilversum 1 985.
t:t b) 7 .Qg5 .Qg4 8 f3 .Q.d7 9 d2 e5 10
de de 1 1 0-0-0 h6 12 ..Qh4 e7 1 3 .Qc4
..Qe6 14 *e l c8 1 5 d5 Kuij f-Piket,
Game 68
Wijk aan Zee 1 986.
lkhagvasuren - Azmaiparashvili
6 eS 7 dS d4 8 .Qxd4 ed 9 *xd4
Moscow B 1986
..

0-0 10 d3 c6 11 hS cd 12 hg hg 13 f3
1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 c3 l;tg7 4 ..Qe2 f6
de 14 fe dS lS 0-0-0 xe4 16 dS
S h4 cS 6 de *as 7 fl cS 8 -'.e3
..QfS 17 d8 ..fxd8 18 xe4 i;txe4

B -
*as 9 hS xhS

, ;..,.,. f

9 . . . gh 10 f3 ! ? c6 1 1 *d2 e5 1 2
h3 D e l a Villa-Lopez Colon, Spain
1 985 .
.i.

9 . . . .. g8 ! ? de la Villa-Ardaman,
Linares 1 987.


10 ..QxhS ..Qxc3 11 be gh 12 ..xhS


c3 13 e2 *c4 14 f3 c6 lS 2

11 0 11 BAa11 B
..Qe6 16 J;ibl b6 17 J;i b3 a.c8 18 a3
*a6 19 J;ic3 es 20 axc8 + c8 21
d4 *c4 22 xe6 e6 23 ..Qd4 f6
24 ..QxeS fe 2S *d3 0-0 26 J;ifS *c8
. ;g
,, . ,;, ;g
,, ,

27 g3 J;lxfS 28 ef 29 *e4 19 f3 ..Qf6 20 c3 g7 21 J;ixd8


*g8 + 30 6 31 *h4 + 'litgS 32 J;ixd8 22 J;idl gS 23 J;ixd8 ..Qxd8 24
h7 fS 33 'lith4 + 'fitgS 34 'fith8 + g4 ..Qc7 2S dl 6 26 d2 ..Qc6 27
5Df3 .Qd5 28 b3 .Qe4 29 Wel .Qg3 + ttb4 + 1 3 .Qd2 t : t Sosonko
30 1 .Qe5 31 E;)d2 .Qc2 32 .Qf3 b6 Ljubojevic, Wijk aan Zee 1 987.
33 .Qc6 Wg6 34 c4 f5 35 E;)f3 .Qc3 36 10 ... c7 11 .Qd3 li;)f6 12 b4 4)g4 13
J;ld7 6 37 We2 fg 38 .Qxg4 .Q.f5 39 a.ct 0-0 14 0-0 li;)e5 15 li;)b2 a5! 16
.Qhs g4 40 5Dgl Wg5 41 .Qe8 f4 42 .Qbl ab 17 .Qxb4 b6 18 a3 li;)d7 19 f4
.Qc6 .Qd4 43 1 We3 44 Wei .Qd3 ()c5 20 f3 f5 21 ef .Qxf5 22 .Qxf5
45 .Qd7 .Qc3 + 46 Wdl Wf2 0:1 a.xfS 23 e2 J;In 24 a. a a af8 25
a.en d3! 26 4)xd3 E;)b3 27 e4 li;)d4
28 ..f2 xc4 29 g4! b5 30 Whl li;)b3
A VERBAKH SYSTEM
31 ..e2 ..c8 32 Wg2 li;)d4 33 Sef2
1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 c4 $J.g7 4 c3
li;)c2 34 ..e2 e4 + 35 Sxe4 Sc4 36
Botvinnik considered the system with
Wf3 li;)d4 + 37 Wg2 10c2 t:t
c4 to be White's best answer to the
Modern and certainly it is a critical
test . Black 's best move could well be 4 Game 71
. . . f6 transposing into a King's Polugayevsky - Ljubojevic
Indian but here I will only deal with Reykjavik 1987
independent lines . 1 d4 g6 2 c4 $J.g7 3 e4 d6 4 li;)c3 li;)c6 S
KOTOV'S 4 . . . li;)c6 d5 li;)d4 6 .Qe3 c5 7 li;)ge2 b6 8 li;)a4
This is the move which is most in a5 + 9 .f1Ld2 a6 10 li;)xd4 .Qxd4 11
the spirit of the Modern . Black li;)c3 b6 12 li;)b5 1ltxb2 13 a.hl .Qg7
launches a sharp counter-attack 14 a4 8 15 .Qa5 a6 16 a3 b6
against d4. 17 li;)c7 a5 + 18 a5 ba

K BAB -
" , dm
On several occasions the
theoreticians have claimed that 5 d5 is ,;
r'0!. ,,,,,,, ;r,.,,
+'"
, 'i +
. ,

;,.,,;
. "
. ..L "/

' """' ,

a 'refutation ' but Black came ,' ..-.


, , ,.,,, '' ' ' .t
.:n:
bouncing back. The current refutation

, '1fmim .
is P olugayevsky ' s suggested
improvement on game 7 1 , i f Black is
unable to find something then perhaps
he must turn to van der Wiel's 5 . . .
4)e5 .
.:n: .ft
..'
. 'b\'
When 5 d5 has not been a
'refutation' White has favoured the m
solid 5 -'.e3 when 5 . . . li;)f6 6 f3 1 9 10 x a 8 ( 1 9 W d 2 + 1 - -

transposes into a Samisch King's Polugayevsky) 19 .Qc3 + 20 Wdl


Indian. 5 e5 is the 'Modern' move ()f6 21 .QdJ .Qb4 22 ()c7 Wg7 23


We2 a6 24 f3 ()d7 25 f4 h5 26 .Qc2 h4
.

when 6 4)ge2 is game 73 and 6 d5


li;)ce7 7 g4 is games 74 and 7 . 27 ahfl h3 is g3 ()f(> .29 e5 ()g4 30
e6 li;)xhi31 .a.111 g4 32 f5,33 a3
Game 70 .Qxa3 34 S b8 '.Qb4 35 -'.a4 f6 36
Kortchnoi - Speelm.-n .f1Lc6 .Qc3 37 ()a8 a4 38 .Qxa4 xdS
39 cd .Qxe6 40 c7 axb8 41 xe6 +
wn 42 li;)g5 + Wf8 43 axh3 ab4 44
_ , Beersheva 1987

e6 + wn 45 .Qd7 S b3 46 We2 .Qf6


1 d4 g6 2 c4 .Qg7 3 li;)c3 d6 4 e4 'li;)c6 5
d5 li;)d4 6 Ji}.e3 c5 7 li;)ge2 b6 8
47 .i;th7 + Wg8 48 Sh6 Wf7 49
.i;th1 + wgs so ah6 wn t:t
4)xd4 cd 9 li;)a4 aS + 10 .Qd2
10 b4 't!hb4 + 1 1 .Qd2 a3 12 .Qcl
Game 72 $J...e8 42 lUd5 ,la4 43 lilc3 .a.dt 44
Pergerieht - Van der Wiel lUe2 $J...b5 45 ..xe2 ,l;tel 46 f6 ,!;txe2
Brussels 1985 47 ..e8 + ..e8 48 ..xe8 + $J...xe8 49 g4
1 d4 g6 2 e4 $J...g7 3 lilc3 d6 4 e4 lilc6 5 g8 SO hS f8 Sl h6 $J...g6 S2 bS e8
d5 lUe5 6 h3? ! (6 f4!) 6 e6 7 i!Le3 S3 e6 d8 54 a4 a6 SS b6 as S6 d6
E;)f6 e8 S7 't1eS $J...e8 S8 gS 't1b7 S9 g6
7 . . . '(ta5 8 .a. c 1 lilf6 9 '(td2 0-0 10 $J...xg6 60 't1bS 0:1
$J...e2 b 5 1 1 c b cb 1 2 a 3 b 4 1 3 1Ua2
lUxe4 14 *xb4 *xd5 15 E;)c3 1Uxc3
0: I Iclicki-Jadoul, Brussels 1 985.
8 f4 lUed7 9 E;)f3? (9 .Qd3 unclear) 9 Game 74
. . . lUhS! 10 ? ( 1 0 $J...d 3 lilg3 1 1 Sarosi - Arapovic
.a.gl f5 -/ + ) 10 lUxf4! --/ + + Bern Open 1987
11 $J...xf4 '(tb6 + 12 't1g3 thb2 13 de 1 d4 g6 2 e4 $J... g7 3 1Ue3 d6 4 e4 lilc6 S
be 14 e5 e3 15 lcl *a3 16 ed eS i!Le3 e5 6 dS 1Uee7 7 g4 fS 8 gf
17 JILgS f6 18 $J...d3 fg 19 .Qe4 '(teS 20 8 f3 /Jf6 9 h3 h5 ! 10 g5 lild7 1 1 h4
..el 0-0 21 h2 .a. r6 22 lUxgS d6 a5 12 *d2 lUc5 = Miles-Kohlweyer,
23 *a4 Liles 24 *aS .fS 2S ..edl Dortmund 1 98 1 .
'(te7 26 ktdS E;)xe4 27 E;)xe4 $J...xe4 0:1 8 . . . gf 9 '(thS + lilg6
9 . . . 't1f8 10 ef? ! (10 $J... h 3 !) 10 . . .
lUf6 1 1 '(td l /Jxf5 1 2 $J...h 3 ,a.gs 1 3
I+
Game 73
*d3 1Uxe3 1 4 *xe3 h8 =

Mestel - Speelman
Partos-Seirawan, Biel 1 985.
British Ch play-off, London 1986
1 e4 g6 2 d4 $J...g7 3 e4 E;)e6 4 .Qe3 d6 S
E;)e3 eS
5 . . . E;)h6 ! ? 6 d5 E;)e5 7 h3 f5 8 '(td2
lUef7 9 f4 e5 D. Cramling-Bilek , Boras
Open 1 986.
6 lilge2 lilh6 7 f3 fS 8 dS lUe7 9 *d2
lilf7 10 cl
1 0 0-0-0 0-0 1 1 b l c5 12 de be 1 3
c 5 d 5 14 e d f4 1 5 $J... f2 $J.f5 + 1 6 c l
cd 1 7 .lUxd5 /Jxd5 1 8 xd5 (Renet
Todorcevic, Montpellier 1986) 1 8 '
"tWxd5 1 9 .a.xd5 .Qe6 unclear.

10 . 0-0 11 b4 g5! 12 .Qxg5 lilxg5 13 10 ef '(th4 11 h4


gS e6 14 lilb3 fe lS 1Uxe4 ed 16 ed 1 1 '(tf3 ! ? ZU6e7 12 .Qd3 lilh6 1 3 f6
$J...fS 17 $J...d3 h8 18 ..dl /JxdS . 19 itxf6 14 lUe4 lilhf5 1 5 '(th5 + ! d8
-'.e4 E;)b6 20 d8 .a.axd8 21 ..Qel"dS 16 /Jxf6 U\'xf6 17 $J...g 5 g6 18 *xg6
2l /Jes /Je4 23 /Jxb7 .a. b8 24 .Qxc4- + /- Benjamin-McCarthy, USA
de 25 lU3eS el- 26 .a. cl e2 27 e2 $J...h6 1986.
28 a3 e4 29- fe -$J...c8 30 lUd6 -'.g4 + 31 11 . . . 1Uxh4 12 lUbS d8 13 LUxa./
d3 .!;t bd8 32 eS $J...f4 33 e4=:-,lxcl $J...xfS 14 lUbS i!Lh6 ! ? (14 . . . /Jf6 r? ; 14
34 !hcl .. f2 35 lild3 ..e2 + 36 f4 . . . $J...e4) lS /Jc3 itxe3"' 16 fe lilf6 17
$J... hS 37 gS J!Lg6 38 /Jf4 ..xe5 + 39 $J... h3 $J...e4 18 /Jxe4 5tlxe4 19 .Qg4 ,l;tg8
f6 ..xd6 + 49 eS .. d2 41 h4 20 h3 hS 0:1
Game 75 Games 77 and 78 show other possible
Petursson - Speelman posts for his king's knight.
Hastings 1986-7
1 d4 g6 2 c4 i:J..g7 3 e4 d6 4 /ilc3 /ilc6 5 Game 76
.Qe3 e5 6 d5 /ilce7 7 g4 /ilf6 Adorjan - J .Kristiansen
7 . . . c5 ! ? when: Esbjerg 1985
a) 8 h4 f5 9 gf gf 10 "tWh5 + f8 1 1 1 d4 g6 2 c4 i;tg7 3 /ilc3 d6 4 e4 /ild7 5
.Qh3 /ilf6 1 2 "\i;Yd l b5 ! 1 3 ef be 1 4 /ilf3 f4
h6 15 !:!gl /ilxf5 16 i.Lxf5 l}.xf5 -I + 5 .Qe3 e5 6 d5 /ilh6 (6 . . . i.Lh6 ! ?) 7
Bagirov-Davies, Cascais 1 986. g4 f6 8 h4 /ilf7 9 "\i;Yd2 h5 1 0 gh l3xh5
b) 8 .Qd3 f5 9 f3 /ilf6 1 0 h3 0-0 1 1 1 1 /ilge2 ! + /- Ernst-Akesson,
d2 a6 1 2 a3 J;.id7 1 3 b4 + I = Dlugy Swedish Ch, Malmo 1 986.
Barreras, Havana 1 985. 5 .. e5 6 fe de 7 d5 /ilh6 8 /ilf3 0-0 9
8 f3 /ild7 ! ? i:J..e2 f5 10 .Qg5 /ilf6 11 0-0 /ilf7 12
8 ... h5 9 g5 /ilh7 1 0 h 4 f6? ! 1 1 "\i;Yd2 .Qh4 'ffe7 13 ef gf 14 hl ,Qd7 15
fg 12 hg 0-0 13 0-0-0 !:! f7 14 b l /ilf8 'ffb3 b6 16 ael a5 17 .Qdl e4 18
1 5 c5 + /- Rogers-Arapovic, Biel /ild4 'ffe5 19 /ile6 J,txe6 20 1,tg3 'ffd4
1 985. 21 de /ild6 22 /ilb5 /ilxb5 23 i!Jxb5 c5
9 h4 f5 10 h5 h6 1 1 gf gf 12 d2 /ilf6 24 xf5 !!ae8 25 .Qe5 'ffd2 26 .Qc3
13 0-0-0 f4 14 i;tf2 b6 15 i;th4 /ilh7 16 'ffh6 27 'ffc6 e3 28 a.en !le7 29 "tWd6
i;th3 i;tf6 17 i;txf6 /ilxf6 18 .Qe6 1:0

s A- ' Game 77
.. :, ,,,p;
"'.',;:; /'l V/,1?:
. ,/;, Vegh - Lau
,.

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<' . . . //
. - - - r
:t..,,..z- - - - -%.'"
'. /il\"v/, -Y'Y,.'"//

a a':ff" ft

Elekes Memorial, Budapest 1987
1 d4 g6 2 c4 i;tg7 3 /ilc3 d6 4 e4 d7 5

ftft
.
/ilf3 e5 6 l1e2 c6 7 0-0 /ilh6 8 c5

-if.
8 de de 9 b4 0-0 10 .a.bl *e7 1 1 c5

r?';t , . 1 985) 1 1 . . . .a.d8 ! ? unclear.


(Cebalo-Kovacevic, Yugoslav Ch

18
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. 1 /,, ,,;

/ilh7 19 /ilh3 i;txe6 20 de /ilf8 21


.
8 de 9 de 0-0 10 h3 h8 11 i;tf4
"tWe7 12 tfrd6 .a.eS 13 tfrxe7 !lxe7 14
.a.adl /ilg8 15 j1g5 !le8 16 j1c4 /ilxe5
/ild5 /ilxe6 22 a.hgt a.is 23 /ilxe7 17 /ilxeS .Q:xe5 18 j1:xf7 a.f8 19 j1b3
'l!he7 24 *d5 0-0-0 25 tfrd3 tfrh4 26 b6 20 1! d2 +/ t:t =

iWfl tfrxh5 27 Sg4 Sg8 28 /ilf2 tfrf7


29 a.xg8 a.xg8 30 /ilg4 a.h8 31 *h3 Game 78
b7 32 b3 h5 33 /ilf2 /ild4 0:1 _
Sosonko - Ljubojevic
SWIFT World Blitz Ch, Brussels 1987
4 . . . l\ld7 1 d4 g6 2 c4 j1g7 3 /ilc3 d6 4 e4 /ild7 5
A fairly solid move which could still /ilf3 e5 6 l1e2 /ile7 7 h4 h6
transpose into a King's Indian. 7 . . . 0-0 8 h5 ed 9 /ilxd4 /ilc6 1 0
Adorj;m's interesting 5 f4 (game 76) .Qe3 a.e8 1 1 tfrd2 /ilxd4 1 2 .Qxd4
definitely prevents this possibility. Ji1xd4 1 3 tfrxd4 tfrf6 1 4 tfre3 /ilb6 1 5
After 5 /il f3 e5 6 i:J..e2 Black can 0-0-0 + I = Mikhalchishin-Norwood,
reach a King's Indian with 6 . . . Ngf6. Lvov 1 986.
Game 79
Ubilava - Kantsler
Tbilisi 1986
1 d4 g6 2 c4 $J..g7 3 .r;ac3 d6 4 e4 e5 5 de
de 6 da + da 7 f4 .r;ac6 a fe
.r;axe5 9 .Qg5 + f6 10 0-0-0 + .Qd7 11
.Qh4 c6 12 .r;af3 Wc7 13 ..ie2 .!;tea 14
.r;axe5 fe 15 a. hfl .r;ah6 16 c5 ,l;thfa 17
b4 $J..g4 la h3 ..ixe2 19 .r;axe2 !:!.xfl 20
.xfl !! fa 21 .dl .r;an 22 Wc2 .Qh6
23 !! fl .r;aha 24 .Q.f6 Wd7 25 !:!.dl +
Wca 26 $J..xha .xha 27 .r;agl !:!. fa 2a
.r;af3 .Qf4 29 l! fl !lda 30 Sdl S fa 31
.a.d6 Wc7 32 Se6 Wd7 33 Sd6 +
14 .r;ag5 + hg 15 hg + .r;ah6 16 gh .Qra Wc7 34 !!e6 Wd7 35 .a.d6 + Wc7 t:t
17 *d3 *a5 1a *c4 S e7 19 Sd6 b5
20 *b3 b4 21 .r;aa4 .Qa6 22 .Qxa6 Game BO
*xa6 23 . hdl *b7 24 $J..g5 f6 25 Z.Polgar - Seret
.Qxf6 $J..xh6 + 26 Wbl .r;axf6 27 .xf6 Cannes 19a6
.Qg5 2a .i;t fd6 Wg7 29 *g3 .Qf6 30 1 d4 g6 2 c4 .Qg7 3 .r;ac3 d6 4 e4 e5 5 de
*4 S f8 31 .!;td7 *ea 32 *e6 a.ea de 6 da + da 7 f4 .Qe6 a .r;af3
33 !!xe7 + $J..xe7 34 .!;td7 Wfa 35 b3 .r;ad7 9 $J..e3 .r;ae7 10 .Qe2 .r;ac6 11 g3 h6
$J..xc5 36 *f7 mate 1:0 12 a.dl Wca 13 0-0 ef 14 gf

li Ji
m.i: m.i:
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AZMAIP ARASH VILl'S 4 . . . eS


This is probably the most reliable of
Black's 'Modern' moves. It has the

Bit it B g
special seal of approval, having been
played by Azmaiparashvili.
-
li)
it B Biig B
At one time it was thought that 5 de . .
" '

de 6 *xd8 + d8 7 f4 gave White

;g:;g:
the advantage but games 79-8 1 show
three different methods of defence. 5
d5 (game 82) is quite playable but not 14 . . . $J..x c3 15 b e a. ea 1 6 .Qd3 .r;ab6
particularly dangerous. 17 c5 .r;aa4 1a !let .r;ab2 19 $J..b l .Qc4
White's most popular choice has 20 !!f2 .r;ad3 21 .Qxd3 .Qxd3 22 e5
been 5 .r;af3 when both 5 . . . .r;ac6 6 de .Qe4 23 .r;ad4 .r;axd4 24 cd Wd7 25 . b2
and 5 . . . .Q g4 6 d5 seem to favour ..e6 26 a3 a.a6 27 .c3 !lea 2a Wf2
White. The critical line is the treat See6 29 .Qct Sa4 30 Sd2 .Qd5 31
ment favoured by Azmaiparashvili Sh3 h5 32 f5 gf 33 Sxh5 f4 34 .a. f5
with 5 . . . ed 6 .r;axd4 .r;ac6. .a.h6 35 .a.xf4 Sxh2 + 36 We3 .a. h3 +
White's most dangerous plan may 37 Wf2 Sa6 38 e6 fe 39 I;!f7 + Wc6
well be 7 .Qe3 !i;)ge7 8 h4 (game 84) . In 40 ..dl !!a4 41 .Qf4 a,13 + 42 We2
game 86 he fell into the 'trap' 1 0 ef Wb5 43 c6 be 44 S fa c5 45 S ba +
.Qxd4 ! but Black was fine anyway in Wc6 46 $J..e5 Saxa3 47 .dl $J..c4 +
games 87 and 88. 0:1
Game81 Game83
H.Olafsson - Ljubojevic Vasyukov - Azmaiparashvili
. Reykjavik 1987 Moscow B 1986
Jt d4 g6 2 c4 $J..g7 3 e4 d6 4 c3 e5 5 de 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 c4 e5 4 f3 ed 5
jde 6 i;hd8 + d8 7 f4 d7 8 f3 c6 xd4 $J..g7 6 c3 c6 7 xc6
:9 fe xe5 10 $J..f4 f6 11 0-0-0 + e8 7 $J..e3 llge7 8 llxc6 llxc6! Genov
12 $J..e2 $J..h6 13 $J..xh6 llxh6 14 xe5 Azmaiparashvili, Albena 1 986; 8 . . .
fe 15 b4 We7 16 c5 $J..e6 17 a3 a. ad8

be? 9 $J..d4 0-0 1 0 $J..xg7 Wx,g7 1 1


18 ..xd8 !1xd8 19 !tdl !1f8 20 h3 'tWd4 + f6 1 2 c5 ! + /- Knaak
!tf2 21 !tgt Wf6 22 Wd2 Wg5 23 Ermenkov, DDR-Bulgaria 1 985.
We3 !tf7 24 bt t:t 1 be 8 c5 f6 9 $J..e2 0-0 10 cd cd 11
0-0 ..e8 12 $J..f3 a.b8 13 fWa4 '#itc7 14
$J..f4 lld7 15 .!;!act e5 16 $J..xe5
$J..xe5 17 d5 iWd7 18 a.xc6 $J..b 7 19
Game 82 l:ta6 tha4 20 k!xa4 $J..xd5 21 ed
Danner - Bischoff ..xb2 t : t
Elekes Memorial, Budapest 1986
1 d4 d6 2 c4 g6 3 c3 .Qg7 4 e4 e5 5 d5

-
5 -'.e3 ed 6 $J..xd4 f6 7 f3 0-0 8 Game 84
$J..d3 llc6 9 $J..e3 $J..g4 10 h3 $J..xf3 1 1 Gaprindashvili Matveyeva
'/ihf3 e5 t:t Alburt-Benjamin, US USSR Women's Ch, Erevan 1985
Ch 1 985. 1 d4 g6 2 c4 .Qg7 3 c3 d6 4 f3 e5 5
5 . . . as 6 .Qd3 a6 7 f3 .Qg4 8 h3 e4 ed 6 xd4 c6 7 .Qe3 ge7 8 h4
$J..xf3 9 thf3 .Qh6 10 .Qxh6 xh6 11 0-0 9 h5 g5 10 h6 .Qxd4 11 $J..xd4
e3 g8 12 h4 llf6 13 0-0-0 c5 14 xd4 12 thd4 f6 13 0-0-0 $J..e6 14
$J..c2 0-0 15 .a,dgl c6 16 g4 $J..e2 c6 15 iWe3 iWe7 16 g3 b8 17
f4 !lae8 18 iWd2 a.g8 19 $J..
. h5 a.d8 20
d5

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i16 cd 17 ed iWe7 18- h5 e4 19 f3
,aae8 20 Ael fd7 21 hg fa 22 $J..xe4
mm
/ ile5 23 iWd4 Af4 24 A e3 'titg5 25 . 20
$J..xd5 21 ed llb8 22 A del itf8
!1 xf3 26 Axf3 xe4 27 Axf4 i 23 Ae6 lld7 24 'tite3 gf 25 4 Ag5
:'{hf4 28 xe4 Axe4 29 itb6 Ae8 30 126 $J..d l Ae5 27 $J..c2 ae8 28 Axel
: act ite4 + 31 al itxc4 32 !tbl iitxe8 29 iWg4 ags 30 ite6 !le5 31
:itxd5 33 c7 b5 34 a3 b4 35 a4 a.f8 ! itxe8 + !lxe8 32 a.n !lfl 33 $J..f5
'36 d7 b3 37 act '&c4 38 a.et a.n ;e5 34 !let !1g8 35 g4 Ag5 36 !te4
: 39 '#ite8 + g7 40 !thl a.n + 0:1 :g8 37 cl 38 b4 e7 39 c3
Sg8 40 e5 Sa8 41 b3 a,d8 42 .a.d4 Game 87
de 43 be b6 44 d6 + ed 45 eb ab 46 Peev - Radulov
.a.a4 e6 47 a.a6 d4 + 48 e4 Bulgarian Ch, Sofia 1985
xf5 49 gf Se8 + 50 d4 d7 51 1 d4 d6 2 e4 e5 3 f3 ed 4 xd4 g6 5
Sxb6 Sa8 52 Sb7 + e6 53 Sxh7 e3 .Q.g7 6 e4 e6 7 $;.e3 ge7 8
.a.xa2 54 S f7 a. a4 + 55 e3 .a. h4 56 .Q.e2 0-0 9 0-0 f5 10 xe6 xe6 11
.a.xf6 e5 57 f3 d5 58 Se6 d4 59 f6 tt'd2 .Q.e6 12 ef .Qxf5 13 Sadl tt'e7
,!lhl 60 g2 .a.xh6 61 f7 .a.xe6 62 14 d5 tt'f7 15 b4 e5 16 .Qg5 S ae8
f8 tt' + d5 63 tt'a8 + d6 64
= 17 h3 e6 18 e3 .Qe6 19 a.et d5 20 ed
tt'd8 + e5 65 tt'a5 + d6 66 f3 ed 21 g4 xg4 22 hg d4 23 a3 .Q.d5

.
720
m .. "<M-
Se5 67 tt'b4 + d5 68 tt'b5 d6 69 24 .Q.d3

E
li' , ,
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.- --,
tt'e4 Se3 + 70 f4 1:0 ,,,
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Game 85 /./f,ff -e'
Lerner - Azmaiparashvili . .i:
53rd USSR Ch, Kiev 1986
.
1 d4 d6 2 e4 e5 3 f3 ed 4 xd4 g6 5
e4 $;.g7 6 e3 e6 7 $;.e3 ge7 8
/, r, r, -
Lh .,g,. :

i;te2 0-0 9 g4 xd4? (9 . . . f5 ! - Az
b\
:
.
maiparashvili) 10 .Q.xd4 $;.xd4 11
ft -
(;; >@%,
a'. rlrJ
d4 e5 12 tt'e3 e6 13 0-0-0 d4 14 c/,fffi
;:Q;,
'
h4 f5 15 gf gf 16 d5 tt'e8 17 a. hgt +
h8 18 .!lxd4 f4 19 tt'd2 ed 20 .a.g5 24 . . . .Q.xg2 25 Sfel .Qd5 26 S xe8
$J.. f5 21 ef Se8 22 f6 f3 23 xd4 .a.n tt'f3 27 a.e4 $;.xe4 28 .Q.xe4 tt'xe4 29
24 .Q.d3 tt'el + 25 e2 b5 26 e3 a6 tt'dl .a,13 30 ,!le8 + .Qf8 31 tt'el
27 .a,g7 be 28 $;.xe4 Sxe4 29 Sxf7 tt'xg4 + 32 fl Se3 33 Sxe3 de 34
tt'e2 + 30 d2 tt'e4 + 31 tt'd3 .Q.e3 tt'e4 + 35 el a6 36 tt'e2 $Lg7
.!lxe3 + 32 be tt'a4 + 33 b2 1:0 37 tt'dl h5 38 d8 + h7 39 tt'd7 e2
40 .Q.ct tt'd4 0:1 (41 tt'xd4 .Q.xd4 42 f3
Game 86 h4 43 .Q.f4 h3 44 d2 .Q.e3 !)
Dohojan - Azmaiparashvili
Tallinn 1986 Game 88
1 d4 d6 2 e4 g6 3 e4 e5 4 e2 $;.g7 5 Arhipov - Kantsler
bc3 ed 6 xd4 e6 7 $J..e3 ge7 8 Tbilisi 1986
$;.e2 0-0 9 0-0 f5 10 ef .Q.xd4 11 $;.xd4 1 d4 g6 2 e4 .Q.g7 3 e4 d6 4 e3 e5 5
xf5 12 $;.e3 xe3 13 fe $;.e6 14 f3 ed 6 xd4 e6 7 -'.e3 ge7 8
.a.xf8 + f8 15 tt'd2 tt'g7 16 Sfl $;.e2 0-0 9 0-0 f5 10 xe6 xe6 11
a.is 17 a.xf8 + xf8 18 b3 a6 19 $;.f3 tt'd2 .Q.e6 12 ef .Q.xf5 13 S adl h8
g7 20 e5 tt'e5 21 ed ed 22 e4 d5 23 14 .a.fel 'lltt6 15 d5 'fff7 16 .Qfl
e3 e7 24 tt'd4 thd4 25 ed e6 26 .a.ae8 17 b3 .Q.e6 18 .a. e2 e5 19 f3 a6
xd5 xd4 27 $;.e4 b5 28 <ittf2 20 a.eel b5 21 eb ab 22 e3 b4 23
29 e3 d6 30 d4 xe4 31 e4 e4 Sa8 24 g5 tt'f6 25 .Q.d4 jLg8
g5 32 e5 h6 33 f6 $;.e8 34 b4 g6 26 .a.e4 h6 27 h3 g5 28 bdf2 .!lfd8 29
35 a4 $;.f5 36 a5 $;.d3 37 g3 $;.e2 38 g4 tt'f8 30 h4 .Q.h7 31 .!leel gh 32
d5 $;.f3 39 e3 40 d6 <ittf6 f2 e5 33 -'.al .Q.f5 34 f4 h3 35
41 e4 t:t h2 .a.xa2 36 xh3 xf3 + 37 gf
Sxh2 38 <i!lxh2 Axh3 39 Axh3 Axal Game 90
40 ..xal f4 + 41 g2 S g8 + 42 Torre - Ljubojevic
.Qg4 hS 43 S hl .. gS 44 SxhS + Brussels SWIFT 1987
..xhS 4S AxhS d2 + 46 g3 1 d4 g6 2 f3 .Q.g7 3 c4 d6 4 c3 ,g4
gS + 47 g4 eS + 0: 1 4 . . . c6 ! ? 5 d5 a5 6 e4 c5 7 h3
[D f6 8 ,_Q, d3 0-0 9 0-0 e5 10 .,lg5 h6 1 1
f.i.e3 !Dh5 unclear, Li-Quinteros,

.
World Teams, Lucerne 1 98 5 .
4 a6 ! ? s g 3 -c<)
.
.

The final frontier? 4 . . . a6 (game 89) is 5 . . x f3 6 ef c6 7 e3 .l,Uf6 8 f4


certainly not as stupid as it looks 0-0 9 " g2 .l,U bd7 1 0 0-0 e6 1 1 B b l d5
though I doubt if it will catch on . 12 c5 b5 13 b4 !Dc8 14 a4 a6 15 ,g.d5
.l,U c7 = Bagirov-Arapovic, Trud \ .
Game 89 Bosna 1 985 .
Tozer - D avies <> dS 4i x f3 7 cf .tld4 8 g2 eS 9 0-0
ARC Yo ung Masters 1987 tie7 10 f4 0-0 1 1 S e I il}d7 1 2 h3 a6 1 3
1 d4 d6 2 c4 g6 3 c3 i;tg7 4 e4 a6 S ';th2 b S 1 4 e S et I S b:f4 d e J (, :i;Je4
f3 .Q.g4 6 -'.e2 c6 7 dS xdS 1 7 .i;JxcS d8 1 8 .l,U b7 d7 1 9
7 Ae3 e5 8 d5 i;txf3 9 Axf3 d4 10 .;;Jes e d s 2 0 .Q eS .'.U b 6 2 1 xg7
Axd4 ed 11 e2 c5 12 de be 1 3 e5 Wxg7 22 xa8 .l,U x a 8 23 . e4 .'.UfS 24
e7 14 xd4 a5 + 1 5 fl c5 f3 '0d6 25 b4 .l,U b6 26 . d I .';;J d S 27
unclear. . ee I c6 28 a3 .a8 29 .l,Ue4 tfle7 30
7 . . . Axf3 8 Axf3 d4 9 Ae3 xf3 + .g. e2 as 31 i;1 b2 + h6 32 [Dc3 i;Y f()
10 f3 f6 1 1 0-0 0-0 12 aadl d7 33 il}d2 + \tg7 34 .l,Ux d S cd 35 t} x d S
13 h3 eS 14 Ah6 xc4 lS ..Q.xg7 .a6 36 ties a b 37 ab 8 a4 38 . dS
g7 16 b3 b6 17 f4 d7 18 S d3 s xb4 39 . xbS . xbS 40 xbS !Dd4
eS 19 fS f6 20 fg hg 21 .. g3 .. h8 22 4 1 t}e8 t}xf2 + 42 h 1 [Df3 43 t}e2
g4 f8 23 dl d7 24 f3 h7 xel + 44 xel xe l 4S Wg l !Dd3
2S e3 ..ag8 26 fS + 8 27 h4 46 Wg2 rs 47 f3 Wf6 48 e3 .';;J es
f7 28 g4 gs 29 S c3 Wg7 30 49 f4 gS + 50 e3 h5 s1 f2 h4 s2
..fcl S c8 31 f3 xf3 + 32 Sxf3 gh gh 53 e3 gS S4 f2 f4 5S Wg2
Sce8 33 S aft S ef8 34 Sxf6 thf6 3S f5 S6 wr2 0:1

. .Sf2 + 38 Wgl Sxa2 39 *d7 + Sf7


Sxf6 Sxf6 36 . g3 ahf8 37 Wg2

40 *c8 bS 41 h4 as 42 *g4 Sat"2 43


'tif'gS ..ft + 44 g2 S 7f2 + 4S h3 Classical Fianchetto Modern
Shl + 46 Wg4 S f4 + 47 gf Sgl + 1 d4 d6 2 c4 g6 3 .';;J f3 .Q.g7 4 g3
0: 1 Against this set-up Black could, if he
so wanted, transpose into a King's In
. dian Classical Fianchetto with . . .

A verb a k h with 4 '.Uf3 f6. But there are two other in


t eresting posts for this knight which
Azmaiparashvili meets this with 4 ..
1 d4 d6 2 c4 g6 3 c3 .Q.g7 4 f3

f-pawn .
do not obstruct the advance of Black 's
e5 , but 4 . . . Ag4 (game 90) is also
.

quite playable. It is interesting that In games 91 and 92 Azmaiparashvili


White has not been playing the effectively puts the knight on e7 , in
theoretical!y approved 5 e3 . game 93 it goes to h6.
Game 91 Game 92
Bareyev - Azmaiparashvili Tomashevsky - Azmaiparashvili
S3rd USSR Ch, Kiev 1986 Moscow 'B' 1986
1 d4 d6 2 /iDf3 g6 3 c4 .,tg7 4 /iDc3 eS S 1 d4 d6 2 /iDf3 g6 3 g3 .,tg7 4 .Q.g2
g3 /iDd7 6 .Qg2 /iDe7 7 h4 h6 8 e4 ed 9 /iDd7 S 0-0 eS 6 c4 /iDe7 7 /iDc3 0-0 8 e4
/iDxd4 /iDeS 10 0-0 0-0 11 b3 /iD7c6 t2 8 e3 ed ! 9 /iDxd4 /iDb6 to b3 cS 1 1
/iDde2 fS 13 /iDf4 gS 14 hg hg t 5 /iDh5 Qde2 d5 1 2 .Q.a3 de 1 3 xd8 .l;!xd8 1 4
f4 16 /iDxg7 xg7 t7 f3 .,te6 t8 gf gf Ac5 /iDc6 1 5 .B'.ac l /iD d 7 1 6 ili.d4
t9 f2 h4 + 20 e2 h2 2t .B'. f2 /iD x d 4 1 7 x d 4 c b ( B a s i n
/iDg4 22 fg Axg4 + 23 Af3 Axf3 + 24 Azmaiparashvili, Minsk 1 985) 1 8 ab
Wxf3 /iDeS + 2S e2 f3 + 26 e 1 = - Azmaiparashvili .
gt + 27 .B'.fl g3 + 28 d2 g2 + 8 de de 9 c2 c6 10 .B'. b 1 a5 1 1 b3
29 et g3 + 30 d2 g2 + 3 1 Qc5 12 .B'. d l c7 1 3 .ii, a3 b6 14 e l
et f2 + 3 2 d2 /iDf3 + 3 3 d3 /iDh2 _Q.f5 1 5 e4 _Q.g4 = I + PavloviC
34 Ae3 .B'. f3 3S xf3 /iDxf3 36 .B'. xf2 Maksimovic, Nis 1 985 .
g4 37 .. aft .B'. f8 38 c2 .B'. f7 39 8 . . . ed 9 xd4 c6 t o Qde2 deS
b2 Wf8 40 .Q.xa7 /iDeS 10 . . . /iDc5 1 1 b3 a5 1 2 .B'. b l f5 1 3
,_Q. e3 e7 1 4 Qd5 f7 1 5 ec3 $Dh4
. . .
rda''od,.
16 d2 /iDxd5 17 ed Q.d7 18 .B'. fe l i- : i

. ..a. Foisor-Azmaiparashvi l i , Tbilii 1 986.-
B .;;.
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1 1 b3 fS 12 f4 g4 13 ef xf5 14 h3

. . .
f6 IS ._Q.e3 d7 16 Wh2 .. ae8 1 7

1111
i;}d2 .B'.e7 1 8 .B'.ae l .B'. fe8 1 9 c l e4
20 $Dxe4 .Q.xe4 21 j. f2 d5 22 xe4 de
23 xd7 .B'. xd7 24 .B'.e2 @f7 is Wg2
.ft
1, :.;, mc-;,.m
.Gld4 26 .B'. d l .B'.d6 27 g4


r, + r,

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41 l'(f7 + /iDxf7 42 _Q.d4 c6 43 .B'. f2

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g3 44 .B'. e2 We8 4S Wc2 Wd7 46
/iDb t /iDgS 47 /iDd2 /iDe6 48 _Q.e3 We7
11 .ze
11 11 m
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49 /iDbt Wd7 50 .Qr2 -erg4 5 1 /iDc3
/iDgS S2 a4 /iDf3 53 Wb2 -erhs S4 .B'. c2
h3 5S ,!;;!. e2 QeS S6 .Q.e3 /iDd3 + 57
Wc2 /iDb4 + S8 Wb2 f3 S9 i,tgt We6 11 - .
60 A h2 d3 6t .Q.f4 h3 62 .Q.d2
fl 63 ..e3 d7 64 ..e2 /iDd3 + 6S
. -
Wc2 /iDcS 66 ..e3 /iDe6 67 /iDe2 f2 68 27 . . . e3 28 Agt ..de6 29 /iDd3 ili.b6
Wet /iDgS 69 /iDd4 gt + 70 Wb2 30 cS iii. as 31 /iDeS /iDxeS 32 fe .. xeS
g4 71 /iDc2 /iDxe4 72 jLc3 g2 73 33 ,!;;!. d7 g8 34 a3 jLd2 3S ,!;;!. xc7 as
_Q.el g7 + 74 .ii,c3 g2 75 .Qet g4 36 ,!;;!. xb7 ,!;;!. xc5 37 b4 ,!;;!. c3 38 ba J;txa3
76 c l fS 77 b2 /iDcS 78 i,th4 39 .B'. bS .B'.e7 40 ..dS f7 41 Wf3
hS 79 ili,f6 g6 80 .i. h4 g7 + 8t AxaS 42 .B'.xe3 .. 7xe3 43 Axe3 \t'e6
b i h8 82 .Q.g3 h i + 83 Aet dS 44 .B'.d4 Ab6 45 .B'.e4 + dS 46 .B'. e8
84 cd xd5 8S Wb2 d l 86 ,Q.b4 gS 47 e2 Axe3 48 .B'. xe3 .B'. xe3 49
Qd3 + 87 c3 /iDf4 O:t xe3 eS SO Wf3 \t'd4' 5 1 g3 \t'e4
52 h4 h6 53 hg hg 54 g2 f4 55 h3 !lh5 25 ha /i)xa6 26 !lb3 !la7 27
f3 56 h2 g4 57 g2 f4 58 !lcbl c8 28 Q.xfS ef 29 e6 fe 30
f2 g4 59 g2 g3 60 g l f3 61 Axh4 .Qf8 31 li)e5 .t! h7 32 g3 g8
ft g2 62 g l g3 t : t 33 /i)xg6 !lg7 34 f6 /i)xc5 35 J;lxg7
/i)e4 36 Q.xf8 1 :0
Game 93
Quinteros - Smej kal Game 95
Baden-Baden 1985 Belyavsky - Azmaiparashvili
I c4 eS 2 c3 d6 3 g3 g6 4 d4 .d7 5 53rd USSR Ch, Kiev 1986
f3 Q g7 6 . G.g2 lUh6 7 e4 0-0 8 h3 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 f4 ..g7 4 f3 f6 5
8 0-0 c6 9 f:! e l ed 1 0 xd4 g4. eS
1 1 xg4 xd4 Smej kal-Hazai, Releasing t he tension like this seems
Szira k 1 986.
=

to give Black good counterplay . The


8 . . . c6 9 e3 fS 10 de de 1 1 d2 f7 best is probably 5 .c3 , t ransposing
12 0-0 e7 13 f:! fe l t'4! 14 gt' ef 1 5 into an Auslrian Pirc (see Timman
;} xf4 deS 1 6 e 2 gS ! 1 7 g3 Nijboer , game 9, and Halifman
xf3 + 18 G xf3 eS 1 9 heS # x eS Azmaiparashvili, game 20) . This has
20 g4 f:! f4 2 1 g2 hg4 22 hg 1 h e a d va n t a g e o f fo r e s l a l l i n g
!laf8 23 d i !l8f6 24 . c l f8 25 cS ' Modern ' answers to the Austrian
hS! 2<> gh . h4 27 c4 + Wh8 28 a d such as 4 c6 and 4 . . c6.
. . . . .

i& f4 2 9 a ci i\'fg4 + 3 o a g3 n.<1 1 3 1 5 . . . de 6 fe dS 7 ..c4 b6 8 .. b3 cS


. c l d2 3 2 a c2 . xf2 + 0: I 9 c3 JS 10 0-0 c8 1 1 ,_QgS c4 1 2
. c2 xc2 13 xc2 !Uc6 14 !Ua3 0-0
Three Pawns Attack 1 5 ..ae l f6 16 ef ef 17 Q h4 g4 18
__

In 1 he 1 970s some excellcnl propaga n e2 ..ac8 19 .Q.g3 d7 20 e6 +


d a was made for the Modern warning xe6 2 1 f:! xe6 !lfe8 22 .t! xe8 + .. xe8
White about the dangers o f making 23 /i)d2 !:!.e2 24 !:!. d l t;:)aS 25 1
too many pawn moves . This effective !:!.e6 26 dS !le3 27 .!Uf3 .!Ud7 28 Q.f2
ly put the Th ree Pawns Attack out of ..e8 29 .!Ud2 !lc8 30 .!UhS !ld8 3 1
business but it could be one of White's Axa7 b6 3 2 h 4 e h 3 3 a h ..c8 3 4 b4
best lines . .!Uc4 35 t;:)xc4 !l xc4 36 .et .. f4 + 37
The blockading plan of game 94 i s gl .Q.f8 38 g3 !l fS 39 !ldl '7 40
solid but passive. Game 95 shows a g2 !leS 41 '3 S hS 42 g2 !l eS
better treatment when White should 43 f3 .i;;t hS 44 g2 a. es t : t
probab ly have transposed into an
Au s tri a n . Geller' s Quiet System
By putting a pawn on c3 White hopes
Game 94 to limit the influence of Black's g7
Tseshkovsky - Azmaiparashvili bishop. This is one of White's most
53rd USSR Ch, Kiev 1986 solid lines against which it is very dif
1 e4 g6 2 d4 $)..g7 3 f4 dS 4 e5 hS 5 /i)f3 ficult for Black to play for a win.
/i)h6 6 $)..e3 $)..g4 7 /i)bd2 /i)c6 8 ili.f2 Game 96 was a brilliant win by Jon
/i)fS 9 h3 .Qxf3 10 /i)xf3 h4 11 .Qd3 e6 Speelman and one which shows the
12 0-0 .Qf8 13 a3 $J.e7 14 c4 d7 15 dark side of White's attempt to either
!let !ld8 16 cS !l a8 17 b4 a6 18 el delay or omit c3 . Game 97 features an
d8 19 a4 /i)b8 20 bS f8 21 c3 interesting new treatment for Black
rt;g7 22 !lbl d7 23 !l fcl c6 24 el with 6 . . . c5 .
The 7 J.Lg5 of game 98 became Game 97
popular after Vaganian won an im Kortchnoi - Nunn
pressive game with it agai nst Brussels OHRA 1986
Ermenkov a few years ago. But on this 1 d4 g6 2 e4 d6 3 c3 .tif6 4 .Qd3 .Qg7 S
occasion the great Azmaiparashvili [i)f3 0-0 6 0--0 c5 7 de (7 h3 ! ?) 7 . . . de 8
was Black and he gradually gained the h3 [i)c6 9 *e2 *c7 10 a. et [i)d7 11
upper hand. .Qc2 b6 12 a4 .Qb7 13 [i)bd2 a. ad8 14
The most interesting recent develop lilfl *c8 15 .Q.gS .Q.a6 16 *e3 *b7
ment for White is the treatment of the 17 ..adl c4 18 [i)d4 .ti7eS 19 [i)bS
young German IM Robert Zysk - [i)a5 20 *e2 .Q.xbS 21 ab *c7 22 f4
with 7 h3 followed by 8 .Q.e3 he keeps [i)d3 23 $J.xd3 cd 24 ..xd3 h6 2S .Qh4
the tension in the centre: game 99 is an ..xd3 26 *xd3 ..d8 27 *e2 *xf4 28
impressive example. .Qxe7 a.e8 29 .Qb4 [i)b7 30 f3 es
31 [i)e3 xb5 32 a.n *d7 33 [i)dS
Game 96 [i)c5 34 .Q.xc5 be 3S ..dl *b7 36 ..d2
Chandler - Speelman *c6 37 ..f2 *d7 38 f4 .. e5 39
Bath Zonal 1987 ..d2 *e6 40 [i)c7 *e7 41 .tld5 e6
1 e4 g6 2 d4 d6 3 [i)f3 $J.g7 4 .Qd3 42 [i)c7 e7 43 [i)d5 e6 t : t
[i)c6!
4 . . . .tlf6 5 0-0 0-0 6 a. e l ! ? [i)c6 7 Game 98
d5 [i)b4 8 .Qfl e6 9 a3 [i)a6 10 de Popchev - Azmaiparashvili
Axe6 1 1 [i)d4 .Qd7 12 .tic3 + I = Albena 1986
Davies-Belov, Moscow ' B ' 1 987. 1 e4 d6 2 d4 g6 3 c3 .Qg7 4 [i)f3 [i)f6 5
5 d5 li:\b4 6 Ac4 [i)f6 7 0-0 0-0 8 /i:)c3 .Q.d3 0-0 6 0-0 [i)c6 7 .Q.gS h6 8 iith4 e5
$J.g4 9 .Q.e2 e5 10 .Qgs h6 11 Ae3 as 8 . . . lilh5 9 [i)a3 .tlf4 10 Ac2
12 h3 .Qd7 13 .tid2 a4 14 a3 [i)a6 IS b4 .Qg4 1 1 d2 g5 12 .tixg5 ! ? unclear
ab 16 [i)xb3 c6 17 de .Qxc6 18 .Qf3 Tal-Hoi, Jurmala 1 985.
c7 19 d2 h7 20 a4 a. fd8 21 [i)b5 9 de [i)xeS
*e7 22 i.Lb6 a. d7 23 [i)c3 [i)c7 24 9 . . . de 10 [i)a3 $J.e6 1 1 .. e l e8
..fel dS 2S [i)cS ..d6 26 .Q.xc7 *xc7 12 .Q.b5 .tld7 1 3 [i)c4 f6 14 $J.xc6 be 1 5
27 ed $J.xdS 28 [i)b5 cS 29 .tixd6 .tia5 h 5 1 6 .Qg3 [i)b6 1 7 e2 c 5 1 8 b3
*xd6 30 c4 e4 31 $J.e2 e3 32 e3 g5 unclear Yusupov-Seirawan, Mont
i.Lc6 33 .Q.f3 ..e8 34 cS *c7 35 *a3 pellier Candidates 1 985.
[i)e4 36 a. abl .Qd4 10 lilxe5 de 11 [i)a3 e8 12 f3 [i)h5 13

. . .. . .

T
.Qf2 e7 14 g3 .Qh3 15 a.et a. fd8 16
-
ma.i: mi:

. *c2 *f6 17 .Qe2 .Qf8 18 [i)c4 [i)g7 19


"'

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.. adl .. e8 20 b4 [i)e6 21 [i)e3 c6 22
[i)g4 .Qxg4 23 fg as 24 a3 ab 25 ab


A
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--
[i)gS 26 g2 .. a3 27 .Qe3 *e6 28

:.- ,.:. .
Jt .tt
.QxgS hg 29 .. al .. ea8 30 a.xa3
a.xa3 31 a. b i a. a2 32 a. b2 ..al 33


- . .ft
.Qd3 g4 34 a.bi a. a3 3S .Qc4

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19
-


a.xc3

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37 $J.xe4 ..xe4 38 ..xe4 .Qxe4 39 ..el
Diagram
. 36 $J..xf7 + g7 37 c3 e4 + 38
*f3 ttc2 + 39 h3 ttxbl 40 $J.e6
.QxcS 40 cl .Qd5 41 hl c6 0:1 g4 + 41 g4 b4 + 42 h3 *e7
26 .Qd3 tt'f8 27 li)fS ._Qe4 28 --xe4
.. xe4 29 tt'f3 tt'e8 30 .xd6! S e2 3 1
.Qxc7 Sxb2 32 tt'g3 tt'e4 33 d6 1 :0

Kasparov System
An impressive win by Gary Kasparov
(game I 00) focussed attention on a lit
t le known but very interesting system .
Since t hen it also won for White in t h e
game Mrs. Arkell - Speelman , British
43 b 3 e4 44 e3 d 7 + 45 '2!tg2 Open Quick play Championship 1 98 7 .
i:;:f d3 46 xd3 ed 47 f3 ;:;i c5 48 '@e4 I t w i l l certainly become popular.
d2 49 d3 b4 50 d i \,t'<J 5 1 h4
. d6 52 g4 g3 53 h5 gh 54 gh ;;, f4 55 Game 1 00
e4 h6 56 g4 <#;e7 57 '$d4 G;d6 Kasparov Lj ubojevic
58 c4 b5 59 ?'"ib4 %c7 <>0 'XaS ?'i'h7
-

SWffT World Blitz Ch , Brussels 1 987


61 .;) e2 d l iB' 0: 1 I d 4 g6 2 e4 Q. g7 3 c3 d 6 4 . gS f6 5
.tld2 h6 6 h4 c6
Game 99 6 . e5 7 de de 8 !i;Jgf3 !i;Jbd7 9 Q e2
0-0 JO 0-0 eS 1 1 #c2 .tih5 1 2 S fe l
. .

Z sk J a n s a
-

Haden Haden 1 985 f4 1 3 f l + I = Vladimirov- 1 \ k o v .


I 1'3 g6 2 e 4 ?;! g 7 3 d4 d6 4 d flf<1 5 Capa blanca Memorial , Havana 1 9 8 6 .
G d3 0-0 6 0-0 c6 7 h3 .tid7 7 f4 c7 8 ,_Q_d3 eS 9 fe de 10 gf3 ed
7 . . . e5 8 de (8 . c3 ! ? ) 8 . ;;Jxc5 9 1 1 cd 0-0 12 0-0 i.i.. e6 I J e I bd7 1 4
xe5 de 1 0 f3 h5 1 1 c4 # f6
. .

=
eS dS I S e4 b6 16 f2 f4 1 7
Malsauskas-Azmaiparashv i l i , Y oung .bi .Qc4 1 8 a.et Qd3 1 9 .xd3
Masters , Tallinn 1 986. Axd3 20 li)d6 gS 21 Ag3 Ag6 22 h4
8 .Qe3 eS 9 a3 ! ? .. e8 10 .. c l h6 t I g4 23 Qh2 hS 24 li)ft cS 2S Qe3 cd 26
Qb l a6 12 de cxeS 13 xeS xeS Qd5 cs 27 Qe7 + h7 28 .. ac t
14 f4 c6 IS f3 bS 16 eS Ab7 17 fS ! as 29 xd4 a2 3 0 e4 .. ad8 3 1
.. xeS 18 fg f6 19 -'lf4 Se7 20 dS + QgS h8 32 Scd! -'l 33 Sd2 i;tg6
.
h8 21 hS f8 22 .a.eel S ae8 23 .
a. xe7 li)xe7 24 li)c2 li)g8 2S li)d4 e7
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