Monthly Archives: July 2017

TWIC 1185 July 25-2017

Lots of new material in this week’s TWIC issue 1185.

The Hyper Accelerated and Accelerated Dragon

Selected games.

Game 1: Kislinsky Vorobiov

After 12.0-0(Diagram)

Black is uncastled and behind in development but White is the one with problems.

After 12.0-0

Game 2: Solodovnichenko-Bogdanovich,S

After 15.Nd5(Diagram)

The idea of ..Rfc8 was ..Be8 to secure the kingside without trapping the Rf8(compared to ..Rac8).

Find the right plan for Black.

After 15.Nd5

Game 3: Vocaturo-Colpe

The Panjwani System 8..a6 continues to hold up well. White introduced 12.Bc5N which was overly convincing even though White managed to win the game.

After 14.Qf3(Diagram)

White seems to have some pressure on the queenside with the Bc5 looking imposing.

What should Black do now?

After 14.Qf3

TWIC 1184 July 18-2017

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.

After 18.Nac5(Diagram)

Black is better but what is the best way to continue?

After 18.Nac5


TWIC 1183 July 11-2017

Sicilian Sidelines

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)

After 15.Qc4(Diagram)

Black faced the 15.Qc4 novelty in the 4.Qxd4 sideline.

After 15.Qc4

Later in the game

After 22..Ne7(Diagram)

White has some pressure in the endgame but continued inaccurately.

After 22..Ne7

Game 2: Bartel-Cheparinov

Rossolimo Sicilian 3.Bb5+Nd7(B51)

After 25..Kh7(Diagram)

White has an impressive kingside buildup but how to continue?

After 22..Kh7


Semi-Tarrasch Defence 11.Rc1!?

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.

After 11.Rc1

Swayams-Tica, Zalakaros 2017

After 23..Qb6(Diagram)

White is clearly dominating but how to finish the job?

After 23..Qb6



TWIC 1182 July 4 2017

From TWIC 1182 July 4

Sicilian Taimanov


7.Qf3 Queen Transfer Variation(B48)

After 35.Bd4(Diagram)

White blocked the a1-h8 diagonal to secure the queenside but there is a big problem now.

Black to play and win now.

After 35.Bd4

London System

Le Quang Liem-Tang,A

White did nothing really special in the opening and was invited to kill the housebound Black king.

After 20..Kg7(Diagram)

How to continue with the kingside assault?

After 20..Kg7