The Accelerated Dragon 7.Bc4(B35)
Canadian IM Panjawani gives a complete Black repertoire based on 2..g6, “The Hyper Accelerated Dragon”.
The Panjwani System got a boost from GM Edouard in the last TWIC issue.
8..a6!? is covered in depth in chapter 3.
Panjwani System 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Bb3 a6
White introduced a harmless novelty 11.0-0 and got nothing from the opening.
Black is better but what is the best way to continue?
Game 1: Daulyte-Jones,G
English GM Jones is well-known for his 2-volume books on The Sicilian Dragon. He also uses the 2..g6 Hyper Accelerated Dragon.
Hyper Acclerated Dragon(B27)
Black faced the 15.Qc4 novelty in the 4.Qxd4 sideline.
Later in the game
White has some pressure in the endgame but continued inaccurately.
Game 2: Bartel-Cheparinov
Rossolimo Sicilian 3.Bb5+Nd7(B51)
White has an impressive kingside buildup but how to continue?
A Line for White
Saturday afternoon has come and gone.
Between tournaments, everyone is usually busy stockpiling lines for their repertoire databases. Ideas can come from anywhere but one key source is the New in Chess Yearbook.
11.Rc1 has received some attention in YB121(IM Karolyi,T) so I thought it was worth a deeper look.
11.Bc4 is the aggressive old main line that I was familiar with based on some old games that I remembered, for example Polugaevsky-Tal. However, it has been a while since I updated the little that I know.
White is clearly dominating but how to finish the job?
From TWIC 1182 July 4
7.Qf3 Queen Transfer Variation(B48)
White blocked the a1-h8 diagonal to secure the queenside but there is a big problem now.
Black to play and win now.
White did nothing really special in the opening and was invited to kill the housebound Black king.
How to continue with the kingside assault?
More painful but necessary work. I have fallen into the bad habit of not checking key losses very carefully but after the poor results from my last two tournaments, it is clear something has gone wrong and needs fixing.
Step one is find all the mistakes and then isolate the cause(s).
This was the first of two losses in my last tournament.
Queen’s Indian Defence
Art Pub Open June 2017
How should Black defend the kingside?
Things have gone badly for Black and now it is White to play and win essentially.
TWIC 1181(2516 games) June 26 is now available.
King’s Indian Defence
This game was practically two games in one as White had the upper hand in the early going before losing thread of the game.
White has three minor pieces for Q+P but his king is exposed. How should White continue?
Later in the game
It is hard to figure out who is doing what to whom. How should Black continue?
I usually work quite hard but have gotten away from checking my own games in enough detail lately and drawing correct conclusions from mistakes made. Re-living painful losses is not much fun but I have lost around 45 elo points in my last two tournaments so again, I have to conclude that something is not right and must be fixed.
Here is the result of Saturday evening’s work.
June Art Pub Open 2017
Rossolimo Sicilian 3..d6
Black must find a good plan now. I failed to do this in the game.
Black is committed to taking on e4 but which way is correct? I chose the wrong way in the game.
Practice makes perfect 🙂
Black is more active but what is the plan now?
The Rossolimo Sicilian 3.Bb5+ Nd7
3..Nd7 keeps more tension in the position than 3..Bd7.
Black has the better structure but how to proceed?
Later in the game
The Qg5 is attacked so how should White press the attack?
Later in the rook ending after 53..Ra2(Diagram)
Does Black has enough counterplay? Continue for White.