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


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