Category Archives: Volkov S

French McCutcheon Trends(TWIC 950) 2013

Volkov showed the typical themes at the Dvorkovich Memorial tournament in January.

Predke,A (2503) – Volkov,Sergey (2590)
French McCutcheon 8.Qg4 Kf8 [C12]
Dvorkovich Mem 2013 Taganrog RUS (4.8), 18.01.2013

Position 1
Both sides have made progress in the typical kingside vs. queenside strategic race. What do you suggest for black now?

Black to Play

24.f5

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Grunfeld Trends 2013 Trends(TWIC 953)

Here is an interesting idea(17.Qb4) in the Russian System played in the Moscow Open by Volkov,S from the recent TWIC 953.

Volkov,Sergey1 (2593) – Artemiev,V (2502)
Grunfeld Russian System 7…Bg4[D98]
Moscow Open A 2013 MoscowRUS (9.12), 10.02.2013

Position 1
White is pressing the whole board while black is saddled with awkwardly placed minor pieces. What should white do now?

White to Play

19…Nc8