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
Game 1: Kislinsky Vorobiov
Black is uncastled and behind in development but White is the one with problems.
Game 2: Solodovnichenko-Bogdanovich,S
The idea of ..Rfc8 was ..Be8 to secure the kingside without trapping the Rf8(compared to ..Rac8).
Find the right plan for Black.
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.
White seems to have some pressure on the queenside with the Bc5 looking imposing.
What should Black do now?
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.
Black is better but what is the best way to continue?
TWIC 1183 July 11-2017
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?
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.
White is clearly dominating but how to finish the job?
TWIC 1182 July 4 2017
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?