Recommended for players under 2200, or anyone that just wants to get off the beaten path and play some original chess.
In the mail and looking it over for a couple days, I realized that there were several things I wasnt aware of: 1) There are actually effective gambit lines here!
Lapshun but Robsons plan makes good sense.
So imagine my surprise when Lapshun gave 3Qb4 a question mark with the follow-up.Bc3 Qxb5.e4 "with the initiative.
Well, I dont know about this.Ne7 but now, instead.f4, he gave the more common.Qh5 a try and got a winning position after 5Ng6.f4 exf4 3 Nc6 3 Bxc3.Bxc3.Nh4 Nce7 5 Kf8.Bxf6!As you can see, there is plenty of stuff for both positional and tactical players.A pawn is a pawn, and any graduate from the Larry Evans school of chess would gobble it in ecstasy.For example, Fischer-Gloger, Cleveland 1964 saw the previously mentioned gambit line:.b4 e5 2.e4 Bxb4.Bc4!Though Ive never played.b4, I did go through a period where 3 Nf6.c4.b4 was a major (and successful) part of my repertoire!Do you wish to surprise your opponent on the first move.Strange how I cringe when seeing.b4, but glow with admiration when 3 Nf6.c4.b4 appears (Clearly, the human mind often makes no sense at all!).However, it just doesnt work and he went down in a humiliating 18 moves.Black lasted until move 17 before resigning.From watching their games (and sometimes having to play against.b4 I had the impression that this move usually leads to closed, ponderous positional struggles where the stronger player, or the player most familiar with these kinds of positions, usually prevailed.
3) The Kings Gambit f2-f4 appears surprisingly often:.b4 e5 2.e4 c6 (refusing to take the bait on b4).f4 exf4.Bc4 Qe7.Qe2.
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But other than that,.b4 had to be a grueling slog, didnt it?I adopted it because Reti used this move order to wipe the floor with Capablanca in a famous game at NY 1924 this whole game is given in Play.b4!Of course, if youre not inclined to sacrifice pawns with reckless abandon, then.b4 d5 you may ask yourself dalton conley pdf 2 Qd6.a3 is the way to go, when 3e5 3 f6 (Lapshun says this is "essential, but Im not sure that this is really the case.).e3 Be6.d4.More Information, more Information, book Pub Date, mar 28, 2008.The book is often conversational, and Lapshuns love for this system is both obvious and motivational.For example,.b4 e5 2.e4 Bxb4.Bc4!The authors provide a practical and fun-to-play repertoire for White, offering options against all of Black's main possibilities.Here Black went berserk with 9Rxe3?