Saturday, 22 December 2007

Alekhine - Nimzovitch, 1930 part 3

18. Bb5! (towards the conquest of the c column) N8e7 19. O-O h6 20. Rfc1 Rfc8 21. Rc2 Qe8?! 22. Rac1 Rab8 23. Qe3 Rc7 24. Rc3 Qd7 25. R1c2 Kf8 26. Qc1 Rbc8

What's the next move?

Friday, 21 December 2007

Alekhine - Nimzovitch, San Remo 1930 part 2

Nimzovotch must block the queenside with 14 a5. Now Alekhine can play 15. a5 (and he'll take control of the c column )Nc8 (He can't play axb5 because of b5!) 16. Nxb7 Qxb7 17. a6 Qf7 What's the next move?

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Alekhine - Nimzovitch, San Remo 1930

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. Bd2 Ne7 6. Nb5 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 O-O 8. c3
b6?! 9. f4 Ba6 10. Nf3 Qd7 11. a4 Nbc6 check the previous post's diagram. Hence
12. b4! (Alekhine takes space on the queenside and takes control of the a5 square. Nimzovitch planned to play Nb8-c6-a5) cxb4 13. cxb4 Bb7 14. Nd6 f5

Studying openings with John Watson!

Today I received Mastering the Chess Openings by John Watson. I like his books and this one seems even better than I expected.
The GM selected those systems which he considered the most appropriate and useful for the sake of explanation and instruction.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Let's begin!

Here the first position!