TWIC 1255 Sicilian Taimanov
Taimanov 6.Bf4 d6
TCh-ROU Superliga 2018 rd2
The queen ending had a couple of interesting points.
White must decide what do do with the attacked queen
What do you recommend?
- 38.Qa7+ active defence
- 38.Qd3 passive defence
- Something else
After 39.Qa7-f2(Diagram) This is a variation. (The game continuation was 39.Qd7? which lost quickly)
Black’s kingside majority is making more progress than the white queenside majority but against any slow play White has b3-b4 and will try to get a queenside passer for counterplay
What do you recommend for Black?
Sicilian Taimanov 6.Qd3 Nf6
TCh-ROU Superliga 2018 rd1
The fast queen lift 6.Qd3 is a popular sideline with the idea of a quick Qg3 for a kingside attack.
White has an extra pawn a strong passed c-pawn and the d-file. However Black is resisting and is pressing both g-pawns
What do you recommend for White?