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The Archangel! A Defense Against the Ruy Lopez

CBU250pp

by International Grandmaster RON HENLEY and Correspondence Chess Master PAUL HODGES

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp) © Copyright 1993. A & D Publishing. All Rights Reserved. ISBN 1-883358

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The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

© Copyright 1993. A & D Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN 1-883358 ..01-9

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WHAT IS "POWER PLAY!" ??

The modern amateur chessplayer has been bombarded with thousands of examples of chess literature aimed at Instructing the stude nt in ways to conduct the opening and middlegame in

chess. How many of us have not rushed to the bookstore to purchase the latest

"System against the

or "Encyclopedia

" or "Complete Repertoire against

"

University acknowledge the importance of the traditional literature, we hope to tackle the two most fundamental and important problems that the chess amateur faces when he reaches the critical transition between the "opening" and the "middlegame" ...

How do I get there?? What do I do after I'm there??

The concept of "Power Play!" is that

chess openings and the middlegames derived from them can be broken down into a number of critical positions, and

that study

of these positions in an

interactive playing environment will confer on students a deeper, more resilient understanding of the problems that confront them on the chessboard. These "Power Play!" positions have been carefully selected from thousands of master games and are the key element of this book's structure. As in ice hockey where "Power Play" implies a man or

more superiority on the ice,

"Power

Play!" adds a serious weapon to the

chess arsenal of the prepared student.

This "Power Play!" book was originally developed In electronic format to be used wit h Ch essBase USA's master-strength playing program KnightStalker (or Fritz), and that still remains the most convenient, efficient way to apply the Power Play! method. But "Power Play!" can be used effectively by anyone who wants to really understand chess, whether you have access to any one of a number of chessplaying programs and dedicated machines, to an avid sparring partner at the local cl u b, or the simple, old-fashioned expedient of piece shuffling in the convenience of your study. Either way, "Power Play!" will make you a stronger, better informed player.

STRUCTURE OF THE POWER PLAY! BOOK-ON-DISK

If you own an MS-DOS compatible computer, you might want to consid6r the additional investment in ChessBase University a nd the " Power Play!" books-on-disk series. In addition to the wealth of useful information provided to you in this book, the disk provides a set of computer-specific tools to make your study task even easier. "Power Play!" disks include:

1. Document files which contain material that can be viewed in Hypertext. The Hypertext will present an overview of each of the "Power Play!" positions from the opening under study, discussing

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White's and Black's plans and allowing access to the critical position in the game files. Additionally, you will find references to "Key Games" in the game file, also accessible from Hypertext.

  • 2. A Chess Base games file (.cbf) typically

containing an Index, 30-50 "Power Play!" positions and 40-80 "Key Games" lightly annotated with study material related to the critical positions.

  • 3. Comprehensive "Opening Book(s)"

(.fbk) which when utilized by Fritz or

KnightStalker, al low the student

to

practice using his new knowledge against a wel l-armed and always available adversary. We warn you that we have DELI BERATELY incorporated some inferior l ines and blunders Into these "Opening Books". By allowing KnightStalker the option of playing "weakly" we have provided an additional test for your tactical alertness and

opportunism. Some of the forthcoming "Power Play!" books will require the use of more than one "Opening Book" - on such occasions, you will be provided with instructions on how to engage the necessary "book" before doing battle.

4. A rudimentary "Opening Key" that will speed the process of searching for specific entries in the games file when viewing material from within Access or ChessBase.

If you're Interested in "Power Play!" computer products, contact:

ChessBase USA P. 0. Box 1 33 Hagerstown, MD 21 741 USA Tel: 301 -733-7541 (800-524-3527 - Orders only) Fax: 301 -797-6269

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TRAINING TIPS

After reviewing the "Power Play! " instructional material on each position and and examining some of the relevant "Key Games", you should try out what you have learned against any available sparring partner- computers are ideal for the intricate trial-and-error of training games, but people make good training partners too. The important thing is to go over your games once they're finished, check them against the principles you've studied in the book, and keep a record of what you've learned. This is the key ingredient of the "Power Play!" learning experience. This way you will build a private log of your progress and amass a wealth of new material unique to you, eve ntually devel oping your own repertoire of critical positions.

Under test conditions, one member of the "Power Play!" editorial board has played over 200 games(!) against Fritz using the "Power Play!" method. During Nov-Dec 1992, IGM Ran Henley tested the prototype of CBU250pp and as a result discovered a considerable number of theoretical novelties. This technique is now a cornerstone in Henley's training methodology.

Naturally, you should play these critical positions with both white and black to deepen your und erstanding of the opening. As new titles in this series appear, you will be able to assemble an opening!middlegame repertoire that has been thoroughly tested - and has thoroughly tested you!- before you risk it in live combat.

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The Archangel! (CBU 250pp) Vl About the Authors by Don Maddox Ron Henley Born: 1 2/5/1

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About the Authors

by Don Maddox

Ron Henley

Born: 1 2/5/1 956 Houston, Texas

Grandmaster: 1 982

The most important thing to remember is that Ron Henley is a Texan. I'm almost tempted to leave it at that. lt explains a lot.

But Ron Henley is also an accomplished businessman, a member of the American Stock Exchange, and one of America's finest chessplayers, the only American ever selected to serve as second to a Soviet player during a World Championship match, assisting former World Champion Anatoly Karpov during his 1 990 title bout with Garry Kasparov.

Ron earned his Grandmaster title in Su rakarta-Den pasar 1 982, an

  • I ndonesian s u per-Grandmaster

tournament in which he scored 1 7.5 of 25 to tie with International Grandmaster Waiter Browne for a surprise first place

finish. With such recog n ized international supe rstars as Larry Christiansen, Tony Miles, Vlastimil Hort and Zoltan Ribli slated to play, little attention was directed to an unheralded

  • I nternational Master from Texas before the tournament.

"Confidence is the key," he told me years later. "Confidence and preparation. I knew I had a chance. I had done my homework, and I was ready. Everyone was surprised when I won the tournament except me. Of course, you can't know you're going to win a tournament, but it's important to believe you have a chance."

Today, Ron is one of fewer than 40 International Grandmasters living in the U.S. He started playing chess in 1 972, one of a generation of talented young players to emerge in America during the decad e fol lowing Bobby Fischer' s spectacular world championship bid. He was 16 at the time. Ten years later he was a Grandmaster himself.

Paul Hodges

Born: 1 2/6/1 957 Cardiff, Wales (UK)

National Postal Master: 1 984 (USCF

Postal Master 1 993)

World ICCF Master Sections: 1992-

Paul Hodges was coming off a seven year hiatus as a chessplayer when I met him in 1 99 1 . In the interim he had

completed a Doctorate at the University of Wales and his Post-Doctoral work at the University of Montreal in Canada, and established himself as a Senior Research Chemist for Merck Labs in New Jersey.

A brutal perfectionist as a postal player and a veritable caveman over the board, Paul quickly earned a spot on a small ChessBase USA team - as a friend, as a sparring partner, and as a test bed for new ChessBase University ideas and products.

Ron and Paul hit it off immediately. Impressed by Paul's analytical skills away from the board, Ron was equally amazed by his sparring partner's reckless style across the board.

"Paul's in trouble now," he would joke, rol ling his eyes when the position became blocked. "There are no pawns left to sacrifice."

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A very successful i nt e rnational correspondence player before entering graduate school In 1 984, Paul has become one of America's leading correspondence players and is one of the worl d's most experienced ChessBase users.

His years as a scholar and a correspondence chessplayer make him

uniquely qual ified to teach chess to

new

and experienced players. He knows how to put his finger on the critical position that makes a variation "tick" and how to prepare for it over the board or through the mail; he knows how to explain what's going on in clear, simple English; and he knows how to make sure that loose ends are tied up before you risk a line in live combat.

You're In good hands with Hedges or Henley - with Henl ey and Hedges together, you're g ua ra nteed a rip-roaring-roller-coaster -of -a-ride! (And you'll learn something, too.)

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The idea for "Power Play!" emerged from a series of meetings between International Grandmaster Ron Henley, Correspondence Masters Jon Edwards and Paul Hodges, and myself. Our goal was to combine Ran's experience as a player and world-class trainer with the research and analytical skills of top level correspondence players and my years as a chess coach and teacher to produce a new kind of training material.

All of us, from G rand master to Grandpatzer, agreed that traditional opening manuals are fine as reference books, but do little to help players actually understand an opening. We sat down to compare notes.

What we found was a sta rtl ing commonality, at different levels, in the way we each approached our own study of openings. In his own preparation, Ron focused on critical positions, making sure he thoroughly understood a variety of plans and ideas before adding a line to his repertoire. In postal chess, Jon and Paul made a point of identifying target positions and thoroughly preparing for the kind of unresolved tension necessary to create winning chances in the test tube at mos phere of top-flight correspondence chess. As a teacher working with new students and high school kids, I had always found that concentrating on a few key ideas and plans from key positions was the quickest way to break my kids of the bad habit of trying to play good chess by rote.

The most amazing thing of all is that what 1 wanted for my kids - a well-defined repertoire of carefully selected critical positions in an opening - was exactly what Ron wanted for his own training. We were just finishing work on a repertoire

"book-on-d isk"

for

ChessBase

University,

"Murder on the

Long

Diagonal: The Archangel Variation of the

Ruy Lopez."

"What I'd like," said Ron, "is a convenient way to use KnightStalker as a training tool to practice my openings. The most

important thing a writer can do for a

player, in

my opinion, is to point out

what's important and help cut through the maze of material that's available."

We sat down that very evening and carved out the prototype for this first "Power Play!" project, and Ron and Paul set out to test the idea. More than two hundred games later, Henley declared the experiment a roaring success:

"This is the way chess should be studied. The point is not to smother yourself in reams of analysis and variations, but to build up experience position by position until you thoroughly understand what's going on at the board. The computer makes it even easier and more convenient, but I wish someone had done this for me 20 years ago, even in book form. lt would have saved me 1 0 years hard labor."

In the interim, I tested this new approach on my students. To my delight and amazement, I found that the same material Ron was finding useful at the GM-level helped cut the learning curve in

half for my beginners. In fact,

at an

intermediate level, I found the same material useful in my own study. The difference between one student and another lies simply in the l evel of guidance required to direct their study. A grandmaster's not much interested in explanations, a beginner wants help understanding why a move is interesting

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what

position.

to think

about

in

a given

No matter how you study - at home with your computer or at the club with your friends - you're going to find "Power Play!" the ultimate tool for improving your chess.

The Archangel Variation of the Ruy Lopez lends itself beautifully to "Power Play!" treatment, with clear, forceful tactical lines and strategic ideas. Little known and even less understood at the club level, this variation draws a great deal of the venom from the dreaded "Spanish Torture."

We hope you enjoy this book as much as we enjoyed putting it together. As a team, we take pride in the launch of a series of chess books designed to be USED by chessplayers of all levels.

Good luck - and good chess! Don Maddox Manasquan 1993

I Acknowledgments

No project like this is ever executed in a vacuum. Power Play! is especially dependent on the support and good will of Paul's wife Josee Audet. Thanks is also due the ChessBase USA staff in Maryland - Sharon Richmond, Steve Lopez and Ran Maddox. But perhaps the most important thank you of all goes to our mothers - Muriel Hedges and Belva Maddox - without whom Power Play! might still be a shimmering light dancing at night on a moonlit pond in Wales. And we don't want to forget Sister Syra who quieted a restless Welsh boy by sending him to a cornerwith a chessboard almost 30 years ago.

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  • 1 Introduction

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  • 2 Variations with 7.Re1

 

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  • 3 Variations without 7.Re1

 

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  • 4 Grandmaster Gymnasium

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Chess Informant Symbol Guide

 

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Index of Players and Opponents

 

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Index of Power Play! Positions

 

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INTRODUCTION to POWER PLAY!

CBU250pp

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp) 1 INTRODUCTION to POWER PLAY! CBU250pp The basic position of the Archangel

The basic position of the Archangel Variation of the Ruy Lopez arises after the sequence of moves:

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7

The Archangel Variation is one of Black's sharpest responses to 1 .e4, leading to a va riety of strateg ically complex continuations largely dependent on White's choice of 7th move. The Archangel is a firm favorite of such uncompromising players such as Alexei Shirov, Alexander Belyavsky, Vladimir Malaniuk and Adrian Mikhalchisin - studying these player's games is a worthwhile exercise in its own right.

This book examines the Archangel on a position-by-position basis in all of the main continuations from White's 7th move, and is aimed at giving the student a thorough grounding in the positional and tactical motifs found in this opening system from both the Black and White sides of the chessboard. Ultimately, the student should be able to make an

informed and confident decision as to whether the Archangel Variation should become a part of his everyday opening repertoire.

This book contains 48 critical "Power Play!" positions from the Archangel Variation, illustrated by 62 Key Games or Game Fragments, many of which contain analytical comments and sub-variations. You can also enroll in GM Ron Henley's "Grand master Gymnasium" where Henley explains his training technique, illustrated with 4 annotated games played against Fritz in the same sub-line. As a bonus, we include 7 additional games played between Fritz and Henley (annotated) from various lines in the Archangel. These latter games were played during the Nov-Dec 1992 test of the CBU250pp Power Play! prototype.

Is it possible to distill a complex system such as the Archangel into 48 critical positions and obtain a complete and exhaustive survey? Considering the wealth of material available to draw on, probably not. But an encyclopedic coverage of this fascinating opening is not our objective in this book - rather we seek to equip you with enough basic knowledge and understanding of the strategical and tactical nuances of the Archangel that you can confidently tackle the opening from either sid.e--over. the board.

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An overview is provided of each "Power Play!" position, introducing the student to the basic concepts underlying each position. After this convenient review, we provide one or more practical examples in the illustrative games to prepare you for live play.

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positions are divided into two group.:.: -

those derived from continuations

where

White plays 7.Re1 ; and those derived from continuations where White plays other 7th moves.

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POWER PLAY! POSITIONS

WHITE PLAYS 7.Rel

7.Re1/1 0.Qd3 CBU250pp #1 1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3
7.Re1/1 0.Qd3
CBU250pp #1
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1
With 7.Re1 white defends his e-pawn
from the possibil ity of
...
results in the immediate opening of the
Nxe4, which
center. White's most popular
continuation is 7.Re1 .
7 ...Bc5
Black develops his bishop to the g1-a7
diagonal. He plans counterplay against
the white king with his B-pair controlling
the g1-a7 and h1 -a8 diagonals.
This development delays a decision on
the Bc1
and the Nb1 , supports e4 and
challenges b5.
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8.C3
Szalanczy - Mikhalchishin,A
Budapest, 1990
Preparing 9.d4.
8 ...d6
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 s.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.Qd31?N h6 1 1 .Nbd2 0-0
12.d5 (12.Nf1 exd4 1 3.cxd4 Nb4 1 4 .0c3
Shoring up the e5-strongpoint.
c5!i2]
Ne7 13.Nf1 c6 14.dxc6 Bxc6
15.Ng3 Qc7 16.Be3 Rad;�(+"' Henley]
9.d4 Bb6
We have reached the standard position
of the Archangel with 7 .Re1 . Black has a
lead in development but white has an
imposing pawn-center.
7.Re1/1 0.Be3
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...._
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 s.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 1 0.Be3
10.0d3 - DIAGRAM
Developing the bishop first so that it will
not be locked in after Nbd2. White also
challenges black's strong Bb6.
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1 1 .d5 - DIAGRAM

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exchange of dark-squared bishops.

4 The Archangel! (CBU 250pp) White closes the center and envisions an exchange of dark-squared bishops.

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Velimirovie - Malaniuk

Vrnjaeka Banja, 1991

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.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ne6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6

5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Be5 S.e3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 1 O.Be3 0-0 1 1 .d5 Ne7

12.Bxb6 exb6 13.Nbd2 Nd7 14.Be2 N

[1 4.Nf1 ]

h6 1 5. N h41? N xd 50

1

6.Nf5 Ne7 17.Nxd6 Be6 1 S.Nf51?

[1 8.Nf1

Nf6

1 9.Ng3

g6!?]

Nf6

 

Nxt5?! 1 9.exf5t [Xe4]] 19.Nf3 Ng6

20.N3h4 Nxh4 21 .QxdSI? (21 .Nxh4 =]

21

..

Rfxds 22.Nxh4? [22.Ne7 + Kta

23.Nxc6 Rd2 24.Rac1

Ng4 25.Rf1 !!]

Rd2+ 23.Rae1 ReS 24.Nf3 Rd6

25.Re2 KfS 26.Ne1 RedS 27.f3 [27.f4?!

Rd2] 27

2S.Kf2 as 29.b4?1 [Xc4]

NeSI 30.Ke3 Ne7 31 .Nd3 [31 .Bd3

f5!=i=] 31

16 32.g3 BeSI 33.Rd2 [33.14

exf4 +

34.gxf4 Bf7]

Bf7 34.Bb1

axb41 35.exb4 Be4=!= 36. Red 1 Ne&

37.Nb2 Nd4 3S.Bd3? Bxa2- + 39.Ra1

Bb3 [39

Be6!] 40.Ra7 + KfS

[40

R8d7

41 .Rxd7 +

Rxd7 [�Ra7]] 41 .Rb7 Be6

42.f4 ReS! 43.fxe5 fxe5 44.Rd1 Re3 45.Ra 1? Rxd3 +1 46. Nxd3 Ne2 + 47.Kd2 Nxa1 4S.Ke3 Nb3 49.Nxe5 Nd41 50. Ng6+ Kg S 51.Nf4 [51 .e5

Ne2 +

52.Kb2 Rd2 +]

Be4 [Malaniuk]

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Fritz - Henley (BONUS #4), 1993

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ne6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 S.e3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 1 O. Be3 0-0 11.d5 Ne7 12.Bxb6 exb6 13.Nbd2 Nd7 1 4.Nf1 Ne5 15.Ng3 g6 1 6.a3 Kg7 17.Ba2 h6 1S.b4

Na4?1 [1 8

...

Nd7 1 9.c4 bxc4 20.Bxc4 t5+

(20

...b5

21 .Bd3 Nb6 22.Nd2 Rea 23.Nb3

Qd7 24.Na5 Rc3�)] 19.Qe2 Res 20.e41

[XNa4] 20

...

Qd7 21 .Bb3 bxc41? [21 ...f5

22.Bxa4 bxa4 23.Qd3ao] 22.Bxa4 b5

23.Nd21

e31?

[23

...

bxa4 24.Nxc4 Qc7

25.Rac1 ±] 24.Nb11 bxa4 25.Nxe3 f5� 26.Qxa4 QdS 27.Rae1 f4 28.Nge2 Ngs

[28...

f3!] 29.b5 [29.f3 Ob6 + 30.Kh1 ao]

29

...a5

30.Re2 Qb6 31.Ree1 f31 32.Ng3

fxg2 33.Kxg2 Nf6 34.f3 Nd7 35.Nge2

Rf7 36.Rb1?1 [36.0b3!] 36

RcfS

37.Rf1 BcS 3S.Ree1 Qd8 39.Qc2 Nc5� 40.Ng 1 Qg5+ 41 .Kh1 Qe3 42.Rfe1

Qg 5 43. Na4 [43.Rf1 ao] 43

Nxa4

44.Qxa4 Rxf31-+ 45.Nxf3 Rxf3 [XKg1]

46.RxcS [46.Rg1 Qf4 47.b6 Bh3 48.b7??

Rf2 49.Rg3 Qxc1 + 50.Rg1 Qxg1 +

5 1 .Kxg 1 Rf1 #]

46

Rf2 47. Rg 1

Qf41-

+ [Idea 48 ...Qh2#

or 48

3+.]

48.Rg3 Rf1 + 49.Kg2 Qf2 + 50.Kh3

Rh1 51.Re7+ Kf6 52.Rg2 Qf3 +

53.Rg3 Qh5 +

54.Kg2 Qxh2 +

55.Kf3

Rf1 + 56.Ke3 Qxg3+ 57.Kd2 Qe1 +I

[57

...

Rf2 +

58.Kc1

Qg1 +

59.Qd 1

Rf1- +] 5S.Kd3 Rf3 + 59.Ke2 Rf2 + 60.Kb3 Qb1 + 61 .Ke3 Qb2 + 62.Kd3 Qd2 + 63.Ke4 Qd4 + 64.Kb3 Rb2# 0-1

7.Re1/10.Be3

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1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Be5 S.e3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Be3 0-0 1 1 .Nbd2

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... h6 DIAGRAM ... Nf6-g4 Renet - Shirov Correze (m/6), 1991 ... Kf8 42.Ra7 c2!- +
...
h6
DIAGRAM
...
Nf6-g4
Renet - Shirov
Correze (m/6), 1991
...
Kf8 42.Ra7 c2!- + Schussler1 0-1

Development. White may continue with

Nd2-f1 -g3 to aim this knight at the

kingside.

11

Ruling out the possibility of a pin with

Be3-g5.

12.h3-

Preventing an incursion with

hitting the Be3.

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1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 B.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Be3 0-0 1 1 .Nbd2 h6 12.h3 exd4 13.cxd4 Nb4 1 4.0b1 c5 15.d5 c4 16.Bc2 Nd7 17.a3 Nxc2 1 8.0xc2 fS 19.Bxb6 Qxb6 20.exf5 BxdS 21.Re7 QdS 22.Re3 Ncs 23.g4 Od7 24.Qc3 Rae8 25.Qd4 Bxf3 26.Nxf3 Rxe3 27.fxe3 Oc6 2S.Rf1 Nd3 29.Nh4 Oc5 30.0e4 Oes 31.0xe5 dxes 32.Ng6 Res 33.f6 Kf7 34.fxg7 + Kxg7 35.Nh4 Nxb2 36.Nf5 + Kh7 37.Nd6 RdS 3S.Ne4 Kg7 39.Rf6 ReS 40.Rd6 c3 41 .Rd7 + Kf8

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ljubojevic - Gulko Reggio Emilia, 1991

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 S.c3 d6

9.d4 Bb6 1 0.Be3 0-0 1 1 .Nbd2 h6 1 2.h3

ReS

13.d5

Ne7

N

Na5

1 4.Bxb6

cxbS

lS. Bc2

Nc41

1 4. Bxb6

cxb6

15.Bc21 [� Bd3, a41

Ng6 1 6.Bd3

RcSI? [�

Nd7-c51

Nf4 1 7.Bf1 Bc8

1 8.Kh2

[� g3±]]

17.Rc1

Nd7 1S.b4

Oe7?

[1 8 ...f5!

1 9. exf5

Nf4 20.Ne4

(20.Be4 NfS+)

21.Nxf6 +

Qxf6

22_8e4 Qf? =1 1 9.g31± o

Rc7

20.Nf1 Nf6 21 .Ne3 Bc8 22.Kh2 Bd7

23.Re2 Recs 24.Rec2 Ode 25.Nd2 Nee

26.0e2

KhS? I

[26

...Ne7

?

27.f4 + -;

a26...

Ra81 27.Nb11 KgS 28.841 bxa4

29.Bxa6 Ras 30.Na3 Ne7 31 .Bb51 + ­

[Xb6, b5, c61 31

.15 32.Bxd7 Qxd7

.. 33.Nb5 Rb7 34.exf5 Nxf5 35.Nxf5 Oxf5

36.c4 Rf7 37.0e31 Qf3? 1 [37

Ra6

 

38.Kg2 + -1 38.Qxb6 Ob31

[38 ...a3

39.Qc6 + -1 39.Nxd6 Nxd6 40.0xd6 a3 41.Qxe5 a2 42.Rb210 [42.Qa1 Ra3!

(�

Rf2)

43.Rc3

Rxf2 +

44.Kg1

Rb2!

45.Rxb3 Raxb3 = 1

0d3

[42 ...a1

Q

43.Rxa1 Rxa1 44.Qe8 +! Kh7 45.Qe4 +

Kg8 46.Rxb3 + -] 43.Ra11 Qxc4 44.0e2 Oxd5 45.Raxa2 RafS 46.0e3 Kh8 47.Rd2 Qc4 4S.Rab2 Rf3 49.0e1 ObS

50.Rd4 Ob6 51 .Rbd2 Rb3 52.0e4 Rbf3

53.Kg1 Kg8 54.Rd6 Qa7 [54

...

Rxg3 +?

55.Kh2

Rxf2 +

56.Kxg3 +-1

55.Qd5+

Kh8 56.Qd4 Oxd 4 57. R6xd 4 R b3

58.Rd8 Kg8 59.Rxf8 + Kxf8 60.Rd4 g5 61 .h4 Kg7 62.h5 Kf6 63.Rd6+ KfS 64.Rxh6 Rxb4 65.Kg2 Rb8 66.Rh7 RaS 67.Kh3 [Gulko1 1 -0

1 0.a4 0-0

CBU250pp #4

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.884 Nf6 5.0-0 bS 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 S.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.84

6

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

This queenside thrust has two aims: 1)

To implement the exchange of a- pawns

giving white a target on b5, and 2) to

exchange rooks (this is positionally well

motivated as black's Ra8 is closer to

central development than white's Ra1).

  • 1 O ••• o-0 - DIAGRAM

(6) Kotronias - Dorfman Lvov, 1988
(6)
Kotronias
- Dorfman
Lvov, 1988
  • 1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.8b5 as 4.Ba4 Nf6

5.0-0 bS 6.8b3 Bb7 7.Re1 BcS 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 1 0.a4 o-o 11.Bg5 h6 1 2.axb5 axbS 1 3. Rxas Bxas 1 4.Bh4 exd4 15.cxd4 gs 16.Bg3 Res 17.Nc3 [1 7.e5

Henley. dxe5!? 1 8.Nxe5 {1 8.dxe5 Qxd1

  • 1 9.Rxd1 Nh5f)

...

Nxe5 1 9.Bxe5 {19.dxe5

Qxd1 20.Rxd1 Ne4 21.Rd7 Rf8oo) ...c5!?

20.Bxf6 Rxe1 + 21 .0xe1 Qxf6 22.Qe8 +

Kg7 23.Qxa8 c4 24.Bc2 (24.Bxc4 bxc4+)

Qxd4 25.Qf3 Qxb2 26.Qc3 + {26.Na3

Bc5; 26.Qd1 b4 27.Nd2 b3 28.Nxb3 cxb3

29.Bxb3 Qxf2 + 30.KhH)

Bd4 !

{26

27.Nxc3 b4 28.Ne4!

b3

29.Bd1! Ba5 30.Nd6 b2 31.Bc2 c3

32.Kf1 ±)

27.Qxb2 Bxb2 28.Nd2 Kf6

29.Be4 (29.Ne4 + Ke5&)

Ke6

Ke5? 30. Bc6 c3 31 .Nf3 + Kd6

32. Be4 Kc5 33. Kf1±) 30. Bc6 Bc1

{30

31.Ne4 + -) 31 .Ne4 (31 .Nf3

b442) (31

.Bxb5 Bxd2 32.Bxc4 + = )

b4&] [ 1 7.e5 N hS A) 1 8.d5: A1 )

Na5?! A1 1) 1 9.e6?! Nxg3 20.exf7 +

(20.hxg3 fxe6 21 .dxe6 Nxb3 22.Qxb3

Of642)

...Kxf7

21 . hxg3

Nxb3 22.Qxb3

(22.Rxe8 Qxe8 23.Qxb3 Qe2- +)

...g4!+

;

A1 2) 1 9. Bc2! Nxg3 20.Qd3! dxe5

21 .Qh7 + (21 .hxg3 Qf6 22.Qxb5 Rb8)

 

Kf8 A1 21) 22. Nxe5? Bxf2 + !D

(22

23.Nd7 + Qxd7 24.Qh8#;

22

23. Nd7#; 22

Rxe5?

23

. Qxh6 + Ke7 24. Rxe5 + Kd 7

25. hxg3 + -) 23.Kxf2 Qf6 + 24.Bf5D

(24.Kxg3? Qf4 + 25.Kh3 Qh4#; 24.Kg1

Rxe5 25. Rxe5 Qf1 #; 24. Nf3 Rxe 1

25.Kxe1 Nh5- +)

Rxe5 (24

+

25.0xf5 Nxf5 26.Nd7 + Kg7 27.Rxe8

Bxd5 28. Nc5

= ) 25. Rxe5 Qxe5

26.Qxh6 + (26. hxg3 Qxb2 + 27.Kg1

 

Qg7- +)

27.Qxg7 + Kxg7 28.Kxg3

Bxd5+; A1 22) 22.Qxh6 +! Ke7

23.Qxg5 + (23.Nxe5? Qxd5!oo) ...Kd6

24.Qxg3 + -; A2)

Nxg3 1 9.dxc6

(1 9.hxg3 Nxe5+)

20.Nd4; A21)

20

Rxe5? 21.Rxe5 dxe5 22.Qxh5 Qf6

(22

23.Qg6 + Kh8 24.Qxh6 + Kg8

25.0g6 + Kh8 26.Bxf7 + -) 23.Qf3! + -;

A22) 20

Nf4 2 1 . e6 (21 . Nf5 dxe5

22.Nxh6 + Kg7 23.Qxd8 Rxd8 24.Nxf7

Rd3 25.Ba2 Bd4 = )

22.Nxe6

(22.g3 Qf642)

Nxe6 23.Rxe6 Rxe6

24. Bxe6 + Kg7 = ; B) 1 8. e6 fxe6

1 9.Bxe6 + Kg7 20.d5 Nxg3 21.dxc6 Qf6

22.Bd5 Rxe1 + 23.Qxe1 Nf5 24.Qe8?

Ne7D (24

Qxb2?? 25.0gB + Kf6

26.Qf7#) 25.Be4 {25.Nc3 b4 26.Ne4

Qf8- +; 25.Qxa8 Nxd5 26.0a2 Qf5

27.Nc3 Nb4 28.Qb3 Nd3 29.Nd1 g4

30.Qc3 + Kh7 31.Nd4 Qe4 32.Nc2

Nf4- +)

26.Bxd5 Nxd5 27.Qxa8

Qxb2+) 17

Na5 1 8.e5 Nxb3

1 9.Qxb3

28.Kg2 Kg6 29.h4 gxh4 30.Bxh4 c6 31.Nc3 Bd4 32.Kf3 Kf5 33.Bg3 dS

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

7

34.Ke2 Ng7 35.Kd3 Ne6 36.f3 Bg7 37.b4 Nd4 38.Bb8 Nxf3 39.b5 Ne1 + 1 O.a4 h6
34.Ke2 Ng7 35.Kd3 Ne6 36.f3 Bg7
37.b4 Nd4 38.Bb8 Nxf3 39.b5 Ne1 +
1 O.a4 h6 1 1 .Na3
CBU250pp #6
40.Kd2 Bxc3 + 41 .Kxc3
cxb5 42.Ba7
Nf3 43.Kb4 d4 44.Kxb5 d3 45.Be3 Ke4
46. Bh6 Ne5 47.Kc5 Ng4 48. Bd2
[Henley] [48.Bg5?? Ne3- +; 48.Bd2! Kf3
49.Kd4 Ke2 50.Ba5 =] �-�
This is
1 0.a4 Ce7
preventing a pin with Bc1 -g5.
CBU250pp #5
1 1 .Na3- DIAGRAM
1.e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nf6
s.o-o b5 s.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 dS
9.d4 Bb6 10.a4 Qe7 · DIAGRAM
Avoiding a potential exchange of queens
and preserving the option of kingside or
queenside castling.
the edge of the board.
(8)
Klovan - Malaniuk
Riga, 1982
(7)
Vukcevic- Bisguier
USA, 1969
1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 NcS 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nfs
s.o-o b5 s.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 1 0.a4 Qe7
h6!] 1 1 .axb5
axb5 1 2. Rxa8
14.Bg51± 0-0
1S.Nf5 Qd8D
+ Bxa8 1 3.Na3 Na7
against the white
center (
1 5.Nh4
Bb7
g6]
Qd7??
17.Bxf6 + -]
17.dxe5 dxe5 1 8.0f3 Bc5 19.Rd1 BdS
17.Nh4 Nf6 1 8.Nxf5 Nxf5
20.Nh6 +I Kh8
gxh6 21 .Bxf6 + -]
20.Nc2 (20.g4 g6t) Qxf5� [Henley)
21 .Nxf7 + Rxf7 22.Bxf7 Qa8 23.Qxf61
(Hodges.] (23.0xf6! gxf6 24.Bxf6#) 1-0

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 NcS 3.Bb5 aS 4.Ba4 NfS 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 dS 9.d4 Bb6 1 o.a4 hS

black' s most exact move,

With 1 1 .Na3 white puts pressure on the

b5-pawn, but runs the positional risk of

ultimately having misplaced this piece at

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.a4 h61 1 1 .Na3 0-0 12.d5 Ne7 13.Be3 Bxe3 1 4.Rxe3 Ng4 15.Re1

bxa41? [Once black is guaranteed play

.f5), he is

willing to accept a weakened queenside

structure to gain a tempo.] 1S.Ba2 f5

19.exf5 Qd7

8

The Archangel! (CBU250pp)

1 O.a4 h6 1 1 .Qd3

CBU250pp #7

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.BbS as 4.Ba4 Nf6 S.0-0 bS 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 BeS 8.e3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 1 O.a4 h6 1 1 .0d3 - DIAGRAM

An attempt at flexibility. White has not

decided on posts for the Nb1 and Bc1

and attacks the b5-pawn. Black must be

wary of a veiled possible diagonal

barrage should white eventually play

Bb3-c2 and open the center.

The Archangel! (CBU250pp) 1 O.a4 h6 1 1 .Qd3 CBU250pp #7 1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ne&

(9)

Rumens - Flear, G London, 1982

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.BbS as 4.Ba4 Nf6 S.0-0 bS 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 BcS 8.e3 d6

9.d4 Bb& 1 o.a4 h61 1 1 .0d3 o-o

12.Nbd2 [12.Nh4!?N Henley.]

12...

Re8

13.dS Ne7 14.Nf1 NexdSI 1 S.axbS Nf4

16.Bxf4 exf4 17.eS Ng41 18.Bxf7 + Kh8 19.Re2 Nxes 20.Nxes dxes 21 .Qg6?

[2 1 .0xd8 Rexd8 22.Rxe5 axb5: A)

23.Rxa8 Rxa8; A1) 24. Rxb5? Ra1

25.Bc4?

(25.c4 Be4�)

...

Ba6 26.Rb4

c5!-+; A2) 24.Re8 + Rxea 25.Bxea c6+;

B)

23.Rae1

Bc6oo]

21 ...Rf8

22.Rxes?

[22.bxa6 Rxa6 23.Rxa6 Bxa6 24. R d2

Qf6!? 25.Qxf6 gxf6 26.Bd5 f5 27.c4

Bd4+] 22

0h4 23.Re2?? Rxf71-+

... 24.Qxf7 Og4 [Henley) 0-1

(1 0)

Diakonov - Ventura eorr., 1977

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bbs as 4.Ba4 Nf6 S.0-0 bS 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 BeS 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb& 1 o.a4 h6 1 1 .0d3 0-0 12.Nbd2

[1 2.axb5 axb5 1 3.Rxa8 Qxaa 14.d5 Na5

15.Qxb5?

Ba6 1 6.Qa4 Nxb3 17.0xb3

Bd3

1 8.Nbd2

N g4-

+)

exd 4

1 3.cxd4 Nb4 1 4.Qe3

cS 1 5.eS NfdS

16.Bxd5 Nxd5 1 7.0d3 Nf4 1 B.Of5 dxes 19.Rxe5 Ng6 20.Re1 Rea 21 .axbs axbS

22.b4

exb4

23.QxbS

Bxd4

24.Nxd4

Qxd4

2S.Rb1

Bxg2

26. Kxg 2

Res

27.0xb4 RgS+

28.Kf1

Qd3+

29.Re2

Oh3+ [Henley) 0-1

1 O.a4 h6 1 1 .axb5

CBU250pp #8

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bbs a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 S.0-0 bS 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 BeS 8.e3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 1 o.a4 h6 1 1 .axb5

White exchanges his inactive Ra1 .

  • 11 .. .

axbS 12.Rxa8 Qxa8 - DIAGRAM

Black captures this way in order to

increase pressure against the e4-pawn.

The Archangel! (CBU250pp) 1 O.a4 h6 1 1 .Qd3 CBU250pp #7 1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ne&

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

9

(1 1)

Bade - Gorbulyeva corr., 1978

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6

9.d4 Bb6 1 o.a4 h61 1 1 .axb5 axb5 1 2.Rxaa Qxaa 1 3.Na3 o-o 14.Nxb5

exd4 1 5. cxd 4 [15.Nbxd4) 16.d5 Nxb3 17.Qxb3 Nxe41?

15...

Na5

[17...

Re8!?

18.Qc2 Ng4 19.Be3 (19.Nbd4 Bxd5!

20.exd5 Rxe1 + 21.Nxe1 Bxd4+) ...Nxe3

20.fxe3 t5ss) 18.Rxe4 Bxd5 19.Rc4 Rea

20.Qd3 [20.Na3 Re2 21.Ra4 Oe8!

22.Qd1 Bb3!-+)

20...

Qa51 21 .Rc3 Bxf3

22.gxf3 ReS 23.Nxd61 [23.Na3? Re1 +

24. Kg2 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Qg5 + -+]

23

...

Re1 + ?? [Now this combination

does not work: 23

...

Rd5! 24.Nc4 Rxd3

  • 25. Nxa5 Rd1 + ! (25

...

Rxc3 26. bxc3 Bxa5

27.Bf4 c6 28.Be5 = ) 26.Kg2 Bxa5 27.Rc2

Rd3 28. Be3 Rb3:q 24.Kg2 Rxc 1

25.Nf511+ - [The little sting on the end,

which was overlooked by black.]

25

Re1 [25

26.Ne7 +

KhB

Kf8

27.Qd8#) 27.Qd8 + Kh7

28.0gB#]

26.Ne7 +I

Rxe7

27.Cd8 +

Kh7 28.Qxe7 [Henley] 1 -0

 

(12)

Wachtel - Nickoloff Toronto, 1975

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 as 4.8a4 Nf6 s.o-o b5 6.8b3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 1 o.a4 h6 1 1 .axb5 axb5 1 2.Rxa8 Qxa8 1 3.Na3 0-0 1 4.Nxb5 exd4 1 5 .cxd 4 Na5 1 6.Bc2 Bxe4 17.Bxe4 Nxe4 18.Qd3 Nf6f [Black has

regained his pawn with some positional

advantages - a) black has the better

bishop; b) white has three pawn islands

to black's two pawn Islands; c) black has

control of the d5-square for his queen &

knight pair.] 19.Nc3 Re8?1 [19

Nc6!

With the idea 20

& 21

Nbd5.

20.Qc4 Rea 21.Rxea + Qxea 22.d5?!

Nd4 23.Nxd4 Qe1 + 24.Qf1 Qxf1 +

25.Kxf1 Bxd4 26.Nb5 Bb6 27.Nc3 Ba5+,

and the d-pawn falls in the ending.]

20 . Rxe 8 +

Qxea

2 1 .h3

[21.d5

(Suggested by Konikowski, with the idea

of limiting the scope of the knight on a5.

However this does open the b6-f2

diagonal.)

...Ng4t

22.Nd1 Qa4 23.h3

Qa1 24.hxg4 Qxc1+ (White has not lost

any material yet, but his position has a

loose feel to it.) 25.Kh2] 21

...Nc6

22.Be3

[22.d5? ! Ne7 23. Be3 Ba5 (The

overextended d-pawn is on the "menu".)

24.Bd4]

N b4? 1

Qa8! The

correct Idea, pointed out by Konikowski.

Now after either 23

Nb4, or

 

Ne7

Black will gain control of d5.) 23.Qb5?

Trading

queens

to

makes

it

easy

for

black

rea l ize

his

advantage.

[23.Qc4! As Karpov once said, "The

queen is the glue holding the position

together!".] 23

b5 24.Nxb5 Nd3

25.b3 Ne4 26.Kf1 c6 27.Na3 g5 28.Ke2 Nb4 29.Nc4 Bc7 30.g4 f6 31 .Nfd2

(31.h4!? When defending an Inferior

ending, it is generally a good idea to

exchange as many pawns as possible.]

31

Nc3 + + 32.Kf3 (32.Kf1 !?] 32

Nd31

33.Nf1?? (33.Kg20 Kf7+] 33

Ne1 +I

34.Kg3 d5 + -+

 

36.Kh2

dxc4 37.bxc4 gxf4 38.Bc1 f3 +

39.Kg 1

f2+

40.Kh 1

Ng3+

41 .Nxg3

Bxg3

[Henley] o-1

1 0.Bg5/1 1 ...Qd7

CBU250pp #9

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 as 4.8a4 Nf6 S.Q-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 Qd7

Unpinning. Black is inviting Bg5xf6 as

white would be opening the g-file to his

own king and surrend ering the

bishop-pair for no valid reason.

12.a4

10

TheArchangel! (CBU250pp)

White wants to exchange the a-file rooks,

so black must castle queenside now if he

wishes to do so.

 

12••. 0-0-0

1 3.axb5

axb5

1 4.Na3

-

DIAGRAM

Hitting b5.

1 O.Bg5/1 1

...

Qd7

CBU250pp #1 0

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ncs 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nfs 5.0-0 b5 S.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 dS 9.d4 BbS 10.Bg5 hS 1 1 .Bh4 Od7 12.a4 0-0-0 1 3.axb5 axb5 1 4. Bxfs - DIAGRAM

10 TheArchangel! (CBU250pp) White wants to exchange the a-file rooks, so black must castle queenside now

Marjanovic - Chandler Minsk, 1982

14.Bxf6weakens black's pawn structure,

but black receives dangerous

compensation with the half-open g-file.

(14)

Rogers

- Flear, G

Szirak, 198S

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ncs 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nfs 5.0-0 b5 s.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 dS 9.d4 BbS 1 O.Bg5 hS 11.Bh4 Od7 12.a4 0-0-0 1 3.axb5 axb5 1 4. Bxfs gxfS 1 5.Bd5 f5 1S.Od3 exd4 17.0xb5 fxe4 18.Nxd4 Nb8 19.Bxb7 + Kxb7 20.Rxe4 Qxb5 21 .Nxb5 Rhe8 22.Nd2 Rxe4 23.Nxe4 Kcs 24.Na3 Rea 25.Ng3 Nd7 2S.Nc4 Bc5 27.Kf1 d5 28.Nd2 Rb8 29.b4 Be7 30.Nb3 BfS 31 .Rd 1 Nbs 32.Rd3 Na4 33.Ne2 KdS 34.Rf3 Ke7 35.Ned4 Bxd4 36.Nxd4 RbS 37.g4 c5 38.Nf5+ Ke8 39.Rf4 d4 40.Re4+ Res

1-0

(13)

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ncs 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nfs 5.0-0 b5 S.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 BbS 10.Bg5 hS 1 1 .Bh4 Od7 12.a4 0-0-0 1 3.axb5 axb5 14.Na3 g5 1 5.Bg3 h5 1 S.h4 gxh4 17.Bxh4 RhS 18.Nxb5

Rg8 1 9.Qd3 [19.Ng5 Rhg6 20.Bxf7 Rxg5

21.Bxg8 RxgB 22.Bxf6 Qh3 23.g3 RfB!

(23

...

Rxg3 +

24.fxg3 Qxg3 +

25.Kf1

Qf4 + 26.Ke2 Qxf6 27.d5;1;) 24.Bh4 exd4

25.cxd4 Ne5 26.f4 Rxf4! 27.gxf4 Nf3 +

28.Kf2 Nxe1 29.Qxe1 Qxh4 + 30.Ke3

Qh3 + 31 .Kd2 Qb3)

exd4 20.cxd4

Nb4

21.0c4

Nxe4

22.Qxf7

[22.Qxb4

Qg4!)

22

0xf7

23. Bxf7

Rg7

Rg 4!� Henl ey) 24.d51 Rxf7

25.Rxe4 Nxd5 2S.Re8+ Kd7 27.Rd8+ KcS 28.Nbd4+ Bxd4 29.Nxd4+ KbS

30.Rg8 [Henley] �-�

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

11

(24.h4 Bg4 25.Bxf6 Qd7!- +] 24 1 O.BgS/1 1 ...0-0 Kxg5 25.Cg 3 + (25.h4 +
(24.h4 Bg4 25.Bxf6 Qd7!- +] 24
1 O.BgS/1 1 ...0-0
Kxg5
25.Cg 3 + (25.h4 + Rxh4 26. Nxh4
CBU250pp #1 1
Kxh4!? 27.Qg3 + Kh5 28.Bd1 + Bg4
29.0h3 + Kg5- +] 25
Ng4
26.h4+
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
Kf61-
+ (26
...Kh5?
27.Qxg4 + !! Kxg4
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 o-o
28.Bd1 + Kf4 29.g3#] 27.Qxg4 Qg8
28.Qf3 Bxf5 29.Qxf5 + Ke7 30.Qh3
Qg6 31.g3 Nc5 32.Kf1 Qf6 (Belyavsky]
This is the principal alternative to
0-1
11
Qe 7,
and
is
a great favorlte
of
Russian GM Alexander Belyavsky.
1 O.BgS/1 1 ...0-0
12.Qd3 - DIAGRAM
CBU250pp #12
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 0-0 1 2.a4
g5 - DIAGRAM
Obviously there is risk entailed with this
continuation as the light squares around
black's king are severely weakened, but
sooner or later black must break the pin.
( 1 5)
Huebner - Belyavsky
Munich, 1990
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 s.c3 o-o
9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 d6 1 1 .Qd3 h6 12.Bh4
Na5 1 3.Bc2 c5 1 4.d5 (1 4.dxe5 dxe5
1 5.Nxe5 Qxd3 1 6.Bxd3 g5 1 7.Bg3 RadB
1 8.Bc2 Rfe8&5)
c4 1 5.Qe2 g5?1N
(1 5
g6;
Rc8 1 6.b4
cxb3
1 7.axb3
[�Nfd2, b4t] 1 6.Nxg51?
[1 6.Bg3!? Nh5
(16)
Janetschek
- Belyavsky
1 7.b4 cxb3 1 8.axb3 Nxg3 1 9.hxg3 f5
Baden, 1980
20.exf5 Bxd5 21 .Nbd2 Rea 22.0d3-+]
hxg5 17.Bxg5 Kg7 1 8.Qf3 Rh8
Qe 7!?
[�
Bd8]]
1 9.Nd2
Bc8
20.Nf1?
[20.b4!
cxb3 21 .axb3 Nb7
1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nf6
s.o-o b5 s.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 s.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.a4 0-0 1 1 .Bg5 h6 1 2.Bh4
g5 1 3.Bg3 NaSI? N 14.Bc2 [1 4.dxe5?
22.b4±] 20
21 .a4? [21 .b4!? cxb3
Nxb3
1 5. Qxb3
Nxe4t)
Nh51?
22.axb3
Nc5 23. Ng3oo]
2 1
Rb8l=!=
1 5.b4?1 [1 5.Nxe5? Nxg3- +; 1 5.axb5!?
22.axb5
axb5
23.Ng3
Kg6! 1
24.Nf5

12

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

axb5 1 6.b4? Nxg31 (1 6

Nc4 1 7.Rxa8

BxaB 1 8. Nxe5 ! Nxg3 1 9. Nxc4 + -)

1 7.bxa5 (1 7.hxg3 Nc4;)

Nh5 1 8.Nxe5

dxe5 1 9.Qxh5 Qts;; 1 5.axb5!? axb5

1 6.dxe5 Nxg3 1 7.hxg3 dxe5 1 8.Qxd8

RaxdB

(1 8

...

Rfxd8

1 9.Nxe5)

1 9.Nxe5

RfeB 20. Ng4 Kg7 21 .Ne3! Nc4: A)

22.Nf5 + Kg6 23.e5 Rxe5 24.Rxe5 Nxe5

25.Nd6 + Kg7 26.Nxb7 RbB 27.Na5 Ng4

28.Nd2 Nxf2oo 29.Nc6 (29.Kh2 Ng4 +

30.Kh1 Nf2 +)

ReS 30.Nd4 Bxd4

31.cxd4 Re2lZ; B) 22.Nxc4 bxc4 23.Ra4

f5 24.e5 Rd5 25.Rxc4 Rexe5 26.Rxe5

Rxe5lZ [�

Re1 ]]

Nc4

1 6.Nxe5?1 [1 6.Nbd2 Nxd2 1 7.Qxd2

ReB =]

dxe5 [1 6

Nxg3?

1 7.Nxc4 + -]

1 7.Qxh5

exd4

18.0xh6

Real; [18

d3? 1 9. Bxd3 Qxd3

20.Qxg5 + =]

19.cxd4 [1 9.e5? d3- +]

Re61

Bxd4? 20.e5 + -] 20.0h5

Bxd4

21 .Ra2 Qf6 22.Bd3 Nb2 23.0e2

Rae8 24.Nd2 Nxa4 25.Qg4 Qg6 26.Nf3 Bc3 27.Re3 Bxe4 28. Bxe4 Rxe4

29.Qxg5 [29.Rxe4 Rxe4 30.0c8 + Kg7

31.Qxc7

Rc4- +] 29••• Qxg5 30.Nxg5

Rxe3 31 .fxe3 Rxe3-+ 32.Bxc7 Bxb4 33.g3 Be7 34.Bf4 Rd3 35.Kg2 Nc5

36.Nf3 b4 37.Ne5 Ra3 38.Re2 b3

39.Nc6 Bf6

40.Re8+ Kh7 [Henley) o- 1

1 O.BgS/1 1

...

0-0

CBU250pp #1 3

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 o-o 12.a4

This standard probe of black's kingside

is aimed at exchanging material on the

a-file and making the black b-pawn a

target.

12...

Re8 - DIAGRAM

12 Re8 is a slow plan aimed solidifying e5. (17) Zagorovsky - Morrison corr., 1982 1
12
Re8
is
a
slow plan aimed
solidifying e5.
(17)
Zagorovsky - Morrison
corr., 1982
1 0. BgS/1 1 ...0-0
CBU250pp #1 4

at

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 s.o-o b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bcs s.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.a4 0-0 1 1 .Bg5 h6 12.Bh4 Re8 13.axb5 axb5 14.Rxaa Bxa8 1 5.d5 g5 16.dxc6 gxh4 1 7.Nxh4 Bxc6 18.0f3 Bd7 19.Nf5 Bxf5 20.Qxf5 Kg7 21.Na3 c6 22.Rd 1 Oca 23.Rxd6 Qxf5 24.exf5 Bxf2 + 25.Kf1 Res 26. Rxf6 Kxf6 27.Kxf2 Rb8 28.Nc2 Kxf5 29.Bxf7 Rf8 30.Bb3 Kg5+ 31.Ke2 c5 32.Bd5 Rb8 33.g3 h5 34. h4 + Kf6 35.Ne3 b4 36.cxb4 Rxb4 37.b3 Rd4 38.Kf3 Rd3 39.Bc4 Rd4 40.Nd5+ Kf5 41 .Nc3 Rd2 42.Ne4 Rc2 43.Bd3 Rc1 44.Nxc5+ Kf6 45.b4 Ke7 46.Ne4 Ke6 47.Ke3 Re1 + 48.Kd2 Rg1 49.b5 Kf5 50.b6 1 -0

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 s.o-o bs 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bcs a.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 0-0 1 2.a4 exd4 13.cxd4 - DIAGRAM

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

13

1 O.BgS/1 1 ...0-0 CBU250pp #1 5 1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
1 O.BgS/1 1 ...0-0
CBU250pp #1 5
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 0-0 12.a4
exd4 13.axb5 - DIAGRAM
This continuation is very risky for black.
White has a mobile pawn-center and
black has not dealt with the pin on the
d8-h4 diagonal. Should black now try a
g7-g5 pin-breaking push, he invites a
dangerous sacrifice on gS.
(18)
Arnlind- Zagorovsky
corr., 1987
As in CBU2SOpp #14,
black is under
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.841? 0-0 1 1 .Bg5 h6 12.Bh4
exd4 1 3 .cxd4 R ea 1 4.Nc3 g5?
Na5] 15.Bxg51 hxg5 16.Nxg5 Re7
severe
pressure
in
this line
as
he
has
given up too much of the center.
(1 9)
Heemsoth- Vukcevic
corr., 1985
Nxd4? 1 7.Nxf7 Qe7 1 8.Nxd6 + + -]
1 7.Nd51
Bxd4 [1 7
NxdS? 1 8.Qh5! + -]
18.Re311 Nxd5
8xe3 1 9.Nxf6 + Kg7
20.Qg4! + -]
1 9.Rg31
Bg7
Kf8
20.8xd5 Bg7 21 .Nh7 + Kg8 22.Qg4 + -]
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 0-0 1 2.84
exd4 1 3.8xb5 8Xb5 14.Rx88 Bxaa
15.cxd4 Rea 16.Qd3 Na5 17.Bxf6 Qxf6
20.Bxd5 Qc8 (20
Na5 21 .Qh5 BxdS
1 8.Bc2 g51?
Kf 8!] 19.e51 Bxf3
22.Qh7 +
KfB
23. exdS
(�h4-h5-h6)
20.gxf3
(20.Nd2!? dxeS 21 .Nxf3 Nc6
23
Qe8?? 24.Qh8 +
BxhB 25.Nh7#]
22.QxbS g4! 23.Be4 gxf3 24.Bxc6 Re6]
21 .Qh5 Nd8 22.Nh71 [� 23.Nf6 + Kf8
20
...dxe5
21 .Nc31 Nc4? 1 [21
..c6!?
24.Qh8 + !] 22
Rd7 23. Nf6+ Kf8
22.0h7 + KfB 23.dxes Axes 24.Rxes
24.Rxg71 [Arnlind] (24.Rxg7! Kxg7
QxeS 25.0xh6 + Ke7 26.Ne4co] 22.Nd5
25.Qg5 + KfB 26.Nh7 + KeB 27.0gB+
Qg7
23.Qf51
Re6
[23
Rd8 24.Nf6 +
Ke7 28.Qf8#] 1-0
KhB 2S.dxeS Qg6 26. 0h3! Og7
27.Rd1 ! + -] 24. R81 8 85 [24 ...NaS?
2S.b4!]
25.Nxc71
Rf6
[2S
Re7
26.NxbS + - (�27.Qc8; or 27. b3) ;
2S
Rd6 26.0c8 + QfB 27.Bh7 + Kg7

14

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

28.Ne8 + + -]

26.Qd71

[26.0cB +

Ofe

27.0xfB +

Kxte 28.dxe5 Rxf3 29.Nxb5

Bb6oo]

Rd6 [26

27.Nd5 Rd6

28.Ne7 + KhB 29.0f5 Qg7 30.Rxa5!

Nxa5 3 1 . Qc8 + + -; 26

Rxf3

27.Qxb5 +-] 27.Qc8+ Qf8 28.Qf51 Rg6

 

Qd8 29.Nxb5! Rb6

Re6 30.b4!

Bxb4 31 .Ra8! !) 30.Bd3! Rxb5 31 .Qh7 +

Kf8 32.Qxh6 + Ke8 33.Bxc4 + -] 29.Nxb5

Bb6 30.Be4 Kg7 [30

31 .Ra8 Bd8

32.Qd7] 31.b31

[31 .Ra8 Ob4 32.Qc8

Qe1 +

33.Kg2

Ne3 +

34.fxe3

Oe2 +

35.Kg3 Qe1 +

36.Kg4 Qh4 +

37.Kf5

BdB!�] 31

32.Qd71 Rf& 33.dxe5

Re& [33

34.Nd6 OdB 35.Qxd8 Bxde

36.b4

Nb3 37.Ra8

Be7 38.Ne8 + + -]

34.Nd6

Axes 35.b41 [Heemsoth]

[35.b4! Nb3 36.Ra8 + -] 1-0

 

(20)

Penrose - Vukcevic

corr., 1983

1

.e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bbs 86 4.Ba4 Nf&

5.0-0 bS 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 BcS 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 0-0 1 2.a4

exd4 1 3.axb5 axbs 1 4.Rxa8 Bxa8

1

5.cxd4 Rea 16.Nc3 gs 17.Qd211 Nas

[1 7 ...gxh4?

1 8.Qxh6 Nh7

(1 8

Nxd4

1

9.Bxf7 +! Kxf7 20.Ng5 + + -) 1 9.Bxf7 +

Kxf7 20.Qxh7 + KfB 21.Nd5 + -] 18.Bc2

 

b4

1 9 . N xg 51

bxc3

hxg5?

20. Qxg5 +

KfB

21.Qh6 +

KgB

22.Bxf6 + -] 20.Qf4 Bxd4 21 .Nh71 1 BeS

 

[21

22.es + Kge 23.Bxf6

Bxes

24.Qg4 + + -; 21

Nxh7 22.Bxd8 RxdB

23.e5! Bxes 24.Bxh7 + Kxh7 25.Qxf7 +

KhB 26.Rxe5 dxes 27.Qf6 + + -] 22.Qxh6

Re6 23.Nxf6+ Rxf6 [23

Bxf6?? 24.e5!!

Bxh4 25. Bh7 + KhB 26.Bg6 + Kg8

27.Qh7 + KfB 28.0xf7#] 24.Bxf6 Bxf6

 

[24

25.Qxf6 Bxf6 26.Ra1 ! + -]

25.Re3 Bes 26.Rh3 Qe7 27.Rh5 f5 28.0g6+ Qg7 29.Qe6+ Qf7 30.Qc8+

Of8 [30

Kg7 31 .0h8 + Kg6 32.0h6#]

31 .0xc7 Bg7 32.Rxf5 Qe8 33.Rg51 Of8 34.Rxa5 cxb2 35.R87 [Goldemberg]

1

-0

1O.B g5/11

...

g5

CBU250pp #16

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 1 0.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 g5 1 2.Bg3 0-0- DIAGRAM

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp) 28.Ne8 + + -] 26.Qd71 [26.0cB + Ofe 27.0xfB + Kxte 28.dxe5

Play here is similar to that in CBU250pp

#12. Black accepts a weakening of his

kingside in order to break the d8-h4 pin.

The student is referred to a number of

thematic games by GM A.Belyavsky - an

expert in this system.

(21)

Dolmatov - Belyavsky

Moscow GMA, 1 990 1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6

5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 g5 12.Bg3 0-0 13.Qd3N 1 3Nh51 1 4.Nbd2 Qf6

Nxg3] 1 5.Bd5D RaeB

Nf4?!

1 6.Bxf4 gxf4 [.6

Kh8,

RgB] 1 7.a4±]

16.a4 [1 6.Nb3 Kh8!? (.6Rg8, Nf4Xg2)]

16...

Nxg3

1 7. hxg3 [1 7.axb5 axb5

18.Qxb5 exd4 1 9.Bxc6 Bxc6 20.Qxc6

dxc3 21 .bxc3 Nh5 [.6

...g4t]]

17

...

exd4

18.axb5 axb5 19.Bxc6 [1 9.Qxb5 dxc3

20.bxc3

Na7 21 .Rxa7 Bxd5 22.Raa1

BaBoo]

Bxc6 20.Nxd4 [20.cxd4? g4

2 1 . e5

Qg6+]

20

Bd7

21. N 2f3?

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

15

(21 .Re2!�] 21b41; 22.Nf5 (22.cxb4?

..

g4-

+) 22

23.exf5 bxc3 24.bxc3

Rxe1 +

25.Rxe1 Kg7 26.Nh2 [26.g4!?]

26

h5 27.g4 h4 28.Nf3 Ra8 29.Qd2

Ra4 30.Nh2? (30.Qxg5 + Qxg5 31 .Nxg5

Rxg4 32.Ne4 Rf4l)

Rc4 31 .Rc1 Ba5

32.Qe3 d51 33.Qe8 Bxc3 34.Qd7 Be5

35.Rd1

[35.Rxc4 dxc4 36.Nf3 c3- +]

Bxh2+ 36. Kxh2 c6-+ 37.Re1

Rxg4 38.g3 hxg3 + 39.fxg3 Rb4 40.Kg2 Rb2+ 41.Kh3 Rb4 [Belyavsky)

0-1

(22)

G8rcia, Gild. - Bely8vsky Novi Sad 01., 1990

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 g5 12.Bg3

0-0 1 3.dxe5 Nxe5 1 4. Nxe5

dxe5

1 5.Nd2N 15Qe7 16.Qe2 Rad8

17.a4

Rd6 18.axb5 axb5 19.Nf1 Bc61

h5

20.Qxb5

Rea 21.h4!

Ng4 22.hxg5±;

Nxe4 20.Qxb5 Nxg3 21 .Nxg3�]

20.Bc2 Rfd8 21 .Rac1 [21 .Ne3? Rd2

22.Qf3 Bxe3- +] 21 .•. h51

22.h3 h4

23.Bh2 Qe6; (6g4) 24.Ne3 Rd2 25.Qf3

[2 5 . Rcd 1

Rxd 1

26. Rxd 1

Rxd 1

+

27.Nxd1 D g4 28. hxg4 Nxg4;)

25

Rxc21

26.Nxc2

[26.Rxc2 Bxe4;)

26

27.Kh1 [27.Re2 Bxe4 28.Rxe4

Rxt2;) 27

2B.hxg4 Rxf2 29.Qh3

Nxe4 30.Ne3 [30.Qxh4 Rf6!;)

30

Rxg21-+

3 1 .Qxg2

Nd2+

33.Kg 1

h3

32.Qc2

Qxg 4 +

[Belyavsky]

[33

Qxg4 + 34.Kf2 Qg2#] 0-1

  • 1 O.Bg5/1 1

Qe7

CBU250pp #1 7

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 Qe7

Preserving options for castling, .

12.Nbd2- DIAGRAM

Shamkovich's move - completing minor-piece development. {23) Blumenfeld - Henley MHCC Rapids, 1992 1 .e4 e5
Shamkovich's
move - completing
minor-piece development.
{23)
Blumenfeld
- Henley
MHCC Rapids, 1992
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 1 0. Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 Qe7
12.Nbd2 [Shamkovich.]
g5 13.Bg3
h51? 14.h4 g4 15.Ng5 Nd81 16.a4 Nd7
17.8xb5 8xb5 18.Rxa8 Bxae 19.d5 f6
20.Ne6 Nxe6 21 .dxe6 Nc5 22.Bd5 c6
23.Ba2 Nxe6 24.Nf1 Kf8 25.Ne3 Bxe31
26.Rxe3 Kg7 27.f3 gxf3 28.Rxf3 c5
29.Bd5 c41 30.Kh1 Bxd5 31 .exd5 Nc5
32.Bh2 Qf7 33.Rg3 + KfB 34.Bg 1 Nd3
35.Rf3 Ke7 36.Rf5 [36.Qa1 ! RdB;]
36
Qxd5 37.Rxh5 Nf2+ [Henley) 0-1
(24)
Fritz - Henley
(BONUS #2), 1993
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 B.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6
1 0. Bg5
h6
1 1 .Bh4
Qe7
1 2 .Nbd2 g5
1 3 . dxe5? 1 dxes
Nxe5! ?
1 4.Bg3
Nd3?!
0-0-0
1 5.Nd4 Nd3ex>) 1 5.e5!t] 14.Bg3 h51?
[14
0-0-Q!?t] 1 5 .Bd5?1 [ 1 5.h4 g4
16.Ng5 Nd8 1 7.Nf1 Nd7 1 8.Ne3 f6 19.Nf5
Qfe 20. Ne6
Nxe6
21.Bxe6
Nc5�]
15
0-0-0 1 6. c 4? [16. Bxc6 Bxc6

16

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

1 7.Nxe5 Bxe4t

(1 7 Bb7ss)] h41=F This harmless continuation favors black somewhat because of his lead in development.
(1 7
Bb7ss)]
h41=F
This harmless continuation favors black
somewhat because of his lead in
development.
(25)
Mukh8medzi8nov - Zavernayev
Gorki, 1973
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 1 0. Bg5 h6 1 1 . Bh4 Qe7
12.dxe5 Nxe5 13.Nxe5 dxe5 14.Nd2
[14.Na3 g5 1 5.Bg3 Nxe4 1 6.Bd5 Rd8=F]
0-0-0
15.0e2
g5
16.Bg3
Rxd21
1 7.Qxd2
Nxe4
1 8.0e2 f555
f555
1 9.Kh1 h5 20.f3 Nxg3 + 21.hxg3 g4!-+
22.f4- +]
(26)
Fritz - Henley
(BONUS #1), 1993
Rh1 +1
22.Kxh1
Nxf2 +
1 O.Bg5/1 1 ...Qe7
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 1 0. Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 Qe7
12.dxe51? Nxe51 13.Nxe5 dxe5 14.Qf3
0-0-0 1 5 .a4 Kb8 1 6.axb5 axb5
17.Bxf6?1 [1 7.Na3 gS 1 8.Bg3 hS! 1 9.h4
CBU250pp #1 8
Ng4!t]
gxf6 18.Na3 Rd2:t 19.Re2
Rhd8 20.Nxb5 [20.Rae1 !?] 20
151-+
21 .Bc2 Rxc21+ 22.Rxc2 Bxe4 23.0e2D
Bd3 24.Qd 1 [24.0f3 e4] 24
Bxb5
25.Qf3 e4 26.Qxf5 Bd3 27.Rd2 e311- +

1 7 . Bxc6 hxg 31 1 8 . Bxb7 + Kxb7

19.hxg3 Ng4 20.Re2 Bxf2+1-+

21.Rxf2

[Henley] 0-1

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 1 0. Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 Qe7 12.dxe5 - DIAGRAM

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

17

28.01310 [28.Rxd3 exf2 + 29.Kf1 (29.Kh1 Qe1 +- +) Rea 30.g3 (30.Rdd1 Qe2#; 30.Qf3 Qe1 +
28.01310
[28.Rxd3
exf2 +
29.Kf1
(29.Kh1 Qe1 +- +)
Rea 30.g3 (30.Rdd1
Qe2#;
30.Qf3 Qe1 + 31 .Rxe1 fxe1 0#)
...Oe2
+ 3 1 .Kg2 f1 0#] 2e ...exl2+
8Xb5 16.0xb5 N87 17.015+ Kb8 18.e5
N h5 19.cxd4 Nxg3 20. hxg3 dxes
21 .Nc3 Ob4 22.Bxf7 exd4 23.Nd5 Ob5
24.Re5 d3 25.Nxb6 Oxb6 26.Rea5 Nee
[28...
exd2?? 29.Ra8#] 29.Rxl2 [29.Kh1
Oe1 + - +]
Be4 30.014
15 31 .Raf1
29..•
Og51 32.0xg5 hxg5 33.b4 Rd2 34.c4
Be3 35.h3 14 36.c5 Bd3 [Henley) o-1
27.Ne5 d2 2e.Nd7+ Rxd7 29.0xd7 Rfe
30.R5a3 Nd6 31 .Rb3 Od4 32.Rd1 Qe4
33.Kf1 Oxg2+ 34.Ke2 Rxf7 35.Qde+
Nee 36.Rxd2
Rxf2+ 37.Kd 1 Of1 +
3e.Kc2 Oc4+ 39.Rc3 Oa4+ 40.Rb3
11
...
Qe7 12.a4 o-o-o
CBU250pp #19
Qe4+ 41.Kc1 Rf1 + 42.Rd 1 Oc4+
43.Rc3 Rxd1 + 44.0xd1 Qd5 45.Rd3
Oe5 46.Rb3 Nd6 47.013 Oe1 + o-1
1 .e4 e5 2.NI3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nl6
s.o-o b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bcs e.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 1 0.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 Qe7 12.84
12...
g5/1 3 ...0-0-0
CBU250pp #20
If black wishes to castle queenslde, then
1 2.a4 is a good way for white to force
black to play his hand, as an Immediate
exchange of rooks is threatened. Black
1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6
s.o-o bs 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bcs 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 Oe7 12.84
gS 1 3.Bg3 o-o-o - DIAGRAM
can play 12
0-0-0 or insert the
tempo-gaining
.g5.
An aggressive course by black. The
advance of the klngside pawns will
12••. o-o-o - DIAGRAM
produce attacking chances against
white's king.
(27)
Sax
- Har8ndi
Rio de Janeiro lzt, 1979
(28)
Lepeshkin - Kosterin
Moscow, 1963
1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 NI&
s.o-o bS 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bcs e.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 1 0.Bg5 h6 1 1 .Bh4 Oe7 12.84
o-o-o 1 3.0d3 gs 14.Bg3 exd4 15.axb5
1 .e4 es 2.NI3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 NI&
s.o-o b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bcs 8.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 Oe7 12.84

18

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

g5 13.8g3 o-o-o h5!] 14.axb5 axb5 1 5.Qe2 h5 Nxe4 1 6.Qxe4 Nxd41?] 1 8.dxe5?1 [1
g5 13.8g3 o-o-o
h5!] 14.axb5 axb5
1
5.Qe2 h5
Nxe4 1 6.Qxe4 Nxd41?]
1
8.dxe5?1
[1 6.h4 g4
1 7.Nfd2
exd4
1 8.Qxb5t
Konikowskl]
Nxe5
17.Nxg5 Rdg8 18.8xe5 dxe5 1 9.Nf3
[ 1 9.h4
Rxg5 20. hxg5
Nxe4 2 1 .Rf1
Qxg5t]
19
Nxe4 20.Rf1 Rxg2 +1
[ 22
!
23.Nxg5
Nxf2 +
24.Kg1
Nh3#] o-1
h5/1 6.h3
CBU250pp #21
1
.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.8b5 a6 4.8a4 Nf6
s.o-o b5 6.8b3 8b7 7.Re1 8c5 a.c3 d6
9.d4 8b6 10.8g5 h6 11.8h4 Qe7 12.a4
g5 1 3.8g3 h5
A sharp and dangerous thrust. Black
foregoes castling. GM Ron Henley
examines this line in depth in his
Book-on-Disk "Murder on The Long
Diag onal ! Archangel Va riation,"
CBU402o. White has no time for Nf3xg5.
4.axb5 axb5 15.Rxa8 +
DIAGRAM
1
8xa8 16.h3 -
1
6.h3 is too passive a way of meeting the
threatened
h5-h4.

(29)

Petersen - Moe

Copenhagen, 1968

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.8b5 a6 4.8a4 Nf6 s.o-o b5 6.8b3 Bb7 7.Re1 8c5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 8b6 10.8g5 h6 1 1 .8h4 Qe7 12.84 g5 13.8g3 h5 1 4.axb5 axb5 1 5.Rxa8 +

8xa8 16.h3?1 [Too passive.]

16...

h4

17.8h2 g4 18.Ng5 gxh31 1 9.8xf7 + Kd8

20.Be6

Qg7 21 .Qd2 [21 .Nxh3!? exd4

22.Bf5oo dxc3 23.Nf4 ReS 24. bxc3

(24.Ne6 + Rxe6 25.Bxe6 c2 26.Qxc2

Nd4l; 24.Nxc3 Nd4+t 25.Nh5? Nxh5

26.Qxh5 Nxf5 27.Qxf5 RfB- +)

...Ne

5

25.Nd2 (25.Ne6 + Rxe6 26.Bxe6 Nxe4

27.Rf1 Nxc3- +)

Neg4 26.Rf1 Nxh2

27.Kxh2 Nxe4! 28.Nxe4 (28.Ne6 +?

Rxe6 29.Bxe6 Nxc3- +)

Bxe4 29.Bxe4

(29.Ne6 +? Rxe6- +)

Rxe4 30.Nd5

Bc5l

Henley]

21

Rh5

22.Nxh3

Nxd41 1- +

Nx d4! !

23.cxd4 Nxe4

24.Rxe4 Bxe4 25.f3 Bxb1 - + Henley]

 

h5/1 6.h4

CBU250pp #22

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.8b5 a6 4.8a4 Nf6 s.o-o b5 6.8b3 8b7 7.Re1 8c5 a.c3 d6 9.d4 8b6 10.8g5 h6 1 1 .8h4 Qe7 12.a4 g5 1 3.8g3 h5

Henley call s this

line the "Shirov

Counterattack" In reference to the

brill iant young Latvian GM who

successfully reintroduced the line into

tournament play.

14.axb5 axb5 1 5.Rxa8 + 8xa8 16.h4 - DIAGRAM

We have arrived at the most critical and

unclear position of the 7.Re1 variation of

the Archangel.

The Archangel! (CBU250pp)

19

(30) Ernst - Shirov Gausdal, 1990 1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.o-o
(30)
Ernst
- Shirov
Gausdal, 1990
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.o-o b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 a.c3 d6
9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 Qe7 12.a4
g51N
[1 2 ...0-0;
0-0-0]
1 3 .Bg3
[1 3.axb5 : A)
13
Nxd4? !
1 4.Nxd4
(1 4.cxd4 gxh4oo)
1 5.bxa6 Rxa6
16.Rxa6 Bxa6 1 7.Bg3t; B)
axb 51]
h51 14.axb5 8Xb5 15.Rx88+ Bxa8
16.h4 [1 6.h3
h4
1 7.Bh2
g41
1 8.Ng5
(1 8.hxg4 Nxg4+)
NdB 1 9.hxg4 Rg8+]
16• ••g4 17.Ng5 Nd81 �Nd7, f6 18.Na3
[1 8.dxe5] 18
Nd7 19.Nc21 f6 20.Ne3
fxg5
21.Nf5
Oh71
[21
! 22.hxg5
Qxg5 23.Bh4 Og6 24.Qd3!-+] 22.0d31
[22.hxg5? ! Bxe4! 23 . N h4 Bg6!+]
[22.dxe5] 22 .•• Rf8
[23
Nm
24.Bh4±]
23.hxg5 Bxe4D
24.Nxd6+ 1 cxd6
25.Rxe4 Qf5D 26.g611 [26.Bd5 Qxg5
27.Qxb5 Rf5! 28.dxe5 (28.Bc6 Nxc6
29.Qxc6 h4- +)
29.Bc6 Nxc6
30.Qxc6 Qf61+] 26
Qxg6 27.dxe5 d5D
30.Re2: A) 30
Nc7 31 .Qc6 h4 32.e6! 1
Qb1 + 33.Kh2 hxg3 + 34.Kxg3 Bxf2 + D
(34
Qd3 + 35.f3 Qxd5 36.exd7 + Kd8
37.Re8 +! + -) 35.Rxf2 Qd3 + 36.Rf3!
Rxf3 + 37.gxf3 Qxd5 38.Qxd7 + Qxd7
39.exd7 + Kxd7 40.fxg4±; B) 30
h4!D
31.Bxe6 (3 1 . Bxh4? g3 !- +)
Qxe6

32.Bxh4 Rh8 33.g3 Kf7L t +!]

29...

Rf7

30.0xb5 Kf81D 31 .Bxd7 Qxe4 32.Qxb6

[32.Bxe6 Rxf2! 33.Bxf2 Qe1 +

34.Kh2

Qxf2 35. Bxg4 ! (35 .0b4 +? Bc5

36.Qb8 + Ke7- +)

(35

+ =)

36.Qb4 +

Oc5 =] 32••• h4!D 33.0d6+

Kg7 34.Bxh4?? [34.Bxe6 hxg3 35.fxg3

Qb1 + 36.Kh2 Qh7 + =] 34

Nf4-+

35. Bf6+ [35.f3 Qc2 36.Bf6 + Kh7

37.Bf5 + Qxf5- +] 35 Kh7 36.Qc6

..

Ob1 +

37.Kh2

Ne2

38.Bf5 +

Qxf5

[Shlrov] 0-1

 

(31)

Ernst

- Shirov

 

Gausdal, 1 991

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 as 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 Qe7 12.84 g5 1 3.8xb5 axb5 1 4.Rxa8+ Bxaa 1 5.Bg3 h5 1 6.h4 g4 1 7.Nh2 exd4 18.Nf1 0-0 19.Bf4 Nxe4 20.Ng3 Nxf2 21 .Kxf2 Qf6 22.Nxh5 Qxh4+ 23.Ng3 Ne5 24.cxd4 Qf6 25.Nh5 Qh4+ 26.Ng3 Qf6 27.Nh5 g3+ 28.Kf1 Oh4 29.dxe5 Oh1+ 30.Ke2 Qxh5+ 31 .Kd2 Qh4 32.Be3 dxe5 33.Kc1 Bxg2 34.Bxb6 cxb6 35.Qe2 Bc6 36.Nc3 g2 37.Rg1 Qf4+ 38.Kb 1 Rd8 39. Nd5 Bxd5 40.Bxd5 Kf8 41.Qxg2 Rd7 42.0g7+ Ke8 43.Bc6 Ke7 44.Re1 Rd2 45.Rxe5+ Kd6 46. Re4 Qf1 + 47.Ka2 Kxc6 48.0c3+ Kd5 49.Re5+ Kd6 50.Re8 1 -0

(32)

Prokofiev - Zavernayev corr., 1971

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 Qe7 12.84 g5 13.Bg3 h5 14.axb5 8xb5 15.Rxa8+

Bxaa 16.h4 g4 17.Ng5 0-0 [1 7

...

Nd8!]

1 8.0d31

b4

[18...

exd4? 1 9.e5! Nxe5

20.Bxe5 dxe5 21.Qg6 + Kh8 22.Bxf7- +)

19.Nd2 Na5

[19...

bxc3!? 20.bxc3 Nh7

21 .Nc4 Ba7oo Henley) 20.Ba2 Nh7?

[20...

bxc3 2 1 . bxc3 Bc6 22.NfH

20

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

Konlkowskl] 21.Nxf71 Rxf7 22.exb4 Ne&

23.Qa&l Qda 24.Ra 11 [Domination,

XBaB.]

24...

Na7 25.Bxf7 + Kxf7

2&.dxe5 +- [Henley]

(33)

Fritz - Henley (BONUS #3), 1993

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bb5 a& 4.Ba4 Nf& 5.0-0 b5 &.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 BeS 8.e3 d6 9.d4 Bb& 1 O.BgS h& 1 1 .Bh4 Qe7 12.a4 gS 13.Bg3 h5 14.axb5 axb5 15.Rxa8 + Bxaa 16.h4 g4 17.Ng5 Nda 18.dxe5

dxes 1 9.Ba2?1 [19.Nd2 Nd7 20.Nf1 f6

  • 21 .Ne3 fxg5 22.Nf5oo; 1 9.Bxe5? Qxe5!

20.0xd8+ Kxd8 21.Nxf7 + Kc8 22.Nxe5

g3! 23.Be6 + KbB 24.Rf1 ReB 25.Nd7 +

Nxd7 26.Bxd7 Rxe4 27.b3 Re2 28.Kh1

Bxf2 29.Bh3 Re4 30.Rd1 Bc6! 31. b4

Rxh4 32.Rd8 + Kb7 33.Nd2 Rxh3#

Fritz-Henley, CBU250pp #22 Training

game.]

Nd7

20.Qb3

f&

21.Ne6

Nxe6

22.Qxe6

Qxe6

23.Bxe6

Nes

24.Bf5?1 [24.8d5 Bxd5 25.exd5 Kd7

26.Na3 RaB! 27.Nxb5 Ra2t 28.Re2 Nd3]

Kf 71; XBf5, Bg3

25.Na3 Be6 26.b4

Nd3 27.Rd1 Ra81? 28.Ne2?1 [28.Rxd3

Rxa3 29. Kf1 Ra1 + 30. Ke2 Rea]

28 ...Nb2

29.Rd2

Ne4

30.Re2

Ra2

31 .Kf1 Nd6+ 32.Bh2 [32.f3 Nxf5 33.exf5

gxf3 34.gxf3 Bxf3- +; 32.Bh7 Bxe4]

32

...

Bxe41

33.Bxe4 [33.Rxe4 Rxc2-+

(33

...

Nxf5- + )]

33...

Nxe4

34. Rxe4

Rxe2- + 35.Bg3 Rxe3 36. Ke2 Bd4 37.Kf1 Ke6 38.Re1 Kd5 39.Rb1 f5 [XBg3.] 40.Bh2 f4 41 .Rd1 Rb3 42.Re1 e6 43.g3 f3 44.Ke1 Rxb4 [Henley] 0-1

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

21

POWER PLAY! POSITIONS

WHITE DOES NOT PLAY 7.Rel

7 .c3 Nxe4 8.Re1 d5 CBU250pp #23 ... Nc5. 88rcenill8 - Ye Ronggu8ng 88colod, 1991
7 .c3 Nxe4 8.Re1 d5
CBU250pp #23
...
Nc5.
88rcenill8
- Ye Ronggu8ng
88colod, 1991

1 S.Kh1 NgS 16.f6 gxf6 17.RfS ReS 1 8.Qf1 ReS 19.8xgS RxfS 20.0xfS fxgS 21.d4 Qe7 22.Nd2 8d6 23.Nf3 ReS 24.Rf1 f6 2S.8xdS + 8xdS 26.0xdS + Qe6 27.0xe6 + Rxe6 28.Re1 Kf7 29.h3 Bg3 30.Rxe6 Kxe6 31 .Kg1 KdS 32.Kf1 Ke4 33.Ke2 Bf4 34.Ne1 hS 3S.Nd3 Bd6 36.Nf2 + Kf4 37.b3 fS 38.c4 bxc4 39.bxc4 g4 40.cS 8e7 41.hxg4 fxg4 42.84 8h4 43.Nd3 + Ke4 44.Nb4 Kxd4 4S.Nx86 8g3 46.c6 Kc4 47.Ke3 8d6 48.Nb8 Kb4 49.Nd7 h4 SO.Nf6 g3 S1 .Nd7 Kx84 S2.Kf3 KbS S3.Nb8 8cS S4.Kg4 887 SS.Nd7 Kxc6 S6.Nf8 KdS S7.Kxh4 8cS S8.Nd7 8d6 S9.Kg4 Ke6

60.Nb8

cS

61 .Nc6

KdS

62.N8S

8c7

63.Nb3 c4 64.Nc1 Ke4 6S.N82 8eS 66.Nb4 Bd6 67.Nc2 Kd3 68.Ne1 + Ke2 69.Nc2 Bcs 0-1

7.c3 Nxe4 8.Re1 Nc5

CBU250pp #24

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.8bS 86 4.884 Nf6 S.0-0 bS 6.8b3 8b7 7.c3 Nxe4 8.Re1 Ncs

Hitting the dangerous Bb3.

9.Nxes

A menacing continuation.

Black is

threatened on f7 and the e-file.

9

...Nxes

10.RxeS + Ne6

Meeting both of the aforementioned

threats.

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.8bS 86 4.884 Nf6 S.0-0 bS 6.8b3 8b7 7.c3

White prepares 8.d4 and allows the

opening up of the canter by leaving the

e-pawn unguarded.

7 ...Nxe4

A thematic response - removing white's

central pawn and opening the important

h1 -a8 diagonal. On the other hand, white

secures counterplay along the e-file.

8.Re1 dS - DIAGRAM

Black's only real alternative to 8

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1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.8bS 86 4.884 Nf6 11.d4 S.0-0 bS 6.8b3 Bb7 7.c3 Nxe4 8.Re1 dS 9.d3 Ncs 1 o.Nxes Nxes 1 1 .Rxes + 8e7 1 2.0e2 Ne& 1 3.f4 o-o 1 4.fS 8cS +

  • 22 The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

... Bd6 - DIAGRAM Black's Trabattoni - Mikhalchisin, A Rome, 1978 ... Qh4. White hopes to
...
Bd6 - DIAGRAM
Black's
Trabattoni - Mikhalchisin, A
Rome, 1978
...
Qh4. White hopes to use the rook to
his klngside,
or possibly to
12...
0-0 13.Rh3

This advance frees the queenside minor

pieces for duty, but now black obtains a

lead In development by hitting the ReS

with tempo.

11

Black prepares kingside castling and has

a dangerously aligned B-pair.

counterplay has some resemblance to

the Marshal! Counterattack - but black

has not even needed to sacrifice a pawn!

(35)

1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6 s.o-o b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.c3 Nxe4 8.Re1 Ncs 9.Nxes Nxes 1 o.Rxes + Nee 11.d4

Bd6 1 2. Re3?1 [Probably fearing

12

bolster

develop his own attack.]

Qf6 14.d5 Nf4 15.Bxf4 Qxf4+ [Already

black has the B-pair and prepares to take

the e-file.] 16.Nd2 R8e8 1 7.Nf1 g61

[Preparing luft and taking h5 away from

white's pieces.] 18.84 BcS 19.Rf3 Qd6 20.8xb5 8Xb5 21 .Qd3 Res 22.Qxb5 BxdS 23.Bxd5 QxdS 24.084 d6 25.Rd1

Qe6+ [With the beautiful a7-g1 diagonal

1

i

and e-file firmly under his control, blac ·

has a clear advantage. Henley +]

(36)

Jorgensen

- Mikhalchishin, A

Copenhagen op, 1 991

  • 1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 s.o-o b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.c3 Nxe4 8.Re1

Nc5 9.Nxe5 Nxe5 1 0.Rxe5 + Ne6 11.d4 Bd6 12.Rh5 0-0 1 3.d5 Nf4 14.Rf5 Ng6

  • 1 5.Bg5 f6 16.Be3 Nes 1 7.Rh5 Qe8

  • 1 8.Nd2 f5 1 9. Bd4 Nd3 20.Rg5 g6 21 .Nf3 Nf4 22.Qd2 Qe2 23.Qxf4 Bxf4

24.d6 + Rf7 25.Re1 Qxe1 + 26.Nxe1 Bxg5 27.Nf3 Bxf3 o-1

7

...

Nxe4 8.d4/9.Bc2

CBU250pp #25

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp) ... Bd6 - DIAGRAM Black's Trabattoni - Mikhalchisin, A Rome, 1978
  • 1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6. s.o-o b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.c3 Nxe4 8.d4

Probably superior to 8.Re1 . Note that the

im mediate 8.d4 takes the c5-square

away from the Ne4.

  • 8 ...Na5

Black supports his Ne4 and hits the Bb3.

Henley is of the opinion that black can

often solve an initial opening dilemma In

the Archangel by harassing white's Bb3.

White must now choose between 9.Bc2

or 9.Nxe5.

9.Bc2 exd4 1 O.b4 Nc4 1 1 .Bxe4 Bxe4 - DIAGRAM

This is the most important sequence after

9.Bc2.

The Archangel! (CBU250pp)

23

(38) Fritz - Henley (BONUS #5), 1993 1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nf6
(38)
Fritz - Henley
(BONUS #5), 1993
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.c3 Nxe4 8.d4 N85
9.Bc2 exd4 10.b4 Nc4
1 1 .Bxe4
Bxe4
12.Re1 d5 13.Nxd4 c5 14.bxc5 Bxc5
15.f3 0-0 16.fxe4 dxe4 17.Rxe4 Od5
18.0d3 R8d8D 1 9.Rh4 g6D
Ne5 2 1 .Qg 3 b4+t 22.N2b3
20.Nd2
bxc31?
[22
23.Qxc3 Bb6 24.Rb1 851!!
25.84
RfeB 26.Be3 ReSit 27.08 1
[27.Qd2? Nc4- +; 27.Qe1
Nc4 28.Rh3
Nxe3 29.Rxe3
Bxd4- +]
27
Nf3 + I+
28.gxf3 Rxe3 29.Kg2 [29.Kh1 Rxf3
30.Nxf3 Qxf3#; 29.Re4 Rxb3- +; 29.Kf1
(37)
Dvoirys
- Bely8vsky
Rxf3 + 30.Nxf3 Qxf3 +-+ 31 .Ke1 Bf2 +
USSR Ch., 1990
32.Kd2
(32.Kf1
Be3 +
33.Ke1
Qf2 +
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.c3 Nxe4 8.d4 Na5
34.Kd1
Qf1 #)
+
33.Kd1
Oe1 #)
Rc2 + 1 !- +
9.Bc2 exd4 10.b4 Nc4 1 1 .Bxe4
Bxe4
12.Re1 d5 13.Nxd4 c51 14.bxc5 Bxc5
15.f3 0-0 16.fxe4 dxe4!! 17.Rxe4 Od5
18.Rh4N
Rad8D 6b4 19.Qd3 f5
20.Bg5 Rde8 [20
Rd6!?] 21 .Nd2 Ne5
22.Qf1 f4 23.Kh1 [23.Rxf4 Rxf4 24.0xf4
(24.Bxf4 Bxd4 + 25.cxd4 Qxd4 + 26.Kh1
Rf8 27. g3 g5+)
Ng6 25.Qg4 h5
26.Qxh5 Bxd4 + 27.Kh1 Bxc3 28.Rf1
Re6+) 23
24.Rh5 Bxd4 25.cxd4
h6 26.Qd3 Of5 27.0b3 + Rf7 28.Nf3
Re3 29.Bxf4 Qxf4 6Rf3 30.0d5 Ne7
31 .0b7 Nf51? 32.0xa6 Qe4 6 Rf3
33.Rf1 Od3 34.Qc8 + Rf8 35.Qc1 g6
36.Rh3 g5 37.Rd1 Oe4 38.Nd2 Qd5
39. Rf3 g4 40. Rf4 h5
Ng3+!
41 .hxg3 Rxf4 42.Qc8 + D (42.gxf4 Rh3 +
30.Nxc2 Qxf3 + 31 .Kg1
Re1# [Henley]
43.Kg1 Qxd4 + 44.Kf1 Qd3 + 45.Ke1
0-1
Rh1 + 46.Kf2 g3#)
43.Qxg4 + Qg5
44.Qxg5 + hxg5+] 41.0 c5 Qxc5
8.d4/9.Nxe5/1 O
Nd6
42.dxc5 Rd3 43.c6 Ne7 44.Rxf8 + KxfB
45.c7 Rd7 46.Rf1 + Kg7 47.Nb3 Rxc7
48.Nd4 Rb7 49.83 b4 50.axb4 Rxb4
51 .Ne6 + Kg6 52.Nf4 + Kh6 53.g3
CBU250pp #26
[Dvoirys] �-�
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.c3 Nxe4 B.d4 N85
9.Nxe5 Nxb3 10.Qxb3

24

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

Attaaklng f7 • mattl 8.d4/9.Nxe5/1 O ..Qf6 C BU250pp #27 tO Ndl • DIAGRAM 1 .e4
Attaaklng f7 • mattl
8.d4/9.Nxe5/1 O
..Qf6
C BU250pp #27
tO
Ndl • DIAGRAM
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bb5 a& 4.Ba4 Nf&
Defending f7 and preparing
Be7 and
0
..0,
completing his
development. This
s.o-o b5 &.Bb3 Bb7 7.e3 Nxe4 B.d4 Na5
9.Nxe5 Nxb3 10.Qxb3 Of& - DIAGRAM
11 black's solid continuation.
(39)
Young - Henley
MHCC Super Rapids, 1992
This
move
l eads
to the
sha rpest
continuations after 7.c3. A close scrutiny
of Wolff-Tal and
Haii-Conlinson
is
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bb5 a& 4.Ba4 Nf&
s.o-o b5 &.Bb3 Bb7 7 .e3 Nxe4 B.d4 Na5
9.Nxe5 Nxb3 10.Qxb3 Nd&l?[l had
advised before you take on this line from
either side of the board.
planned to play
Qf6 1 1 .f3 Nc5, but
(40)
minutes before the Manhattan Chess
Jvanehuk - Belyavsky
Linares, 1992
Club Super Rapids was to start, GM
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf&
Benjamin shared the story about
Chrlstiansen refuting Wolff's analysis
(see Haii-Conllnson, Oakham 1 992).)
s.o-o b5 &.Bb3 Bb7 7.e3 Nxe4 B.d4 Na5
9.Nxe5 Nxb3 10.Qxb3 Qf6 11.f3 Ne5
12.Ng4 Nxb3 13.Nxf6 + Ke71 [Novelty.
11.Re1
Be7 12.Bg5? [Leading to an
Stronger than
gxf6 .]
14.axb3 Kxf&
unsound piece sacrifice. After 1 2. Bf4
15.e4 bxe4
Bb4!? 16.Bd2 Bxd2
0-0ao white has more rapid and freer
1 7.Nxd2 RhbB!?;
d6 !?: A) 1 6.d5
development, but black does have the
c6+!; B) 1 6.Nc3: 81) 16
1 7.cxb5
bishop-pair.) 12 •.•16 13.Bh4 g5 14.Bg3
axb5
(1 7
Kd7!? 1 8.bxa6 Rxa6 1 9.Rxa6
[ 1 4. Ng4 gxh4 1 5 . Nxf6 + KfB- +]
Bxa6 20.Re1 Be7 21 .Nd5 Bh4 22.g3 Bb7
14.•• fx e5 1 5. Bxe5 [ 1 5.dxe5 Nc4)
23.Nxc7 Bf6 24.Nb5 Bxf3!!) 1 8.Rxa8
Rf8 16.Qd1 [16.Bxd6!? cxd6 1 7.d5
Bxae 1 9. Nxb5 Kd7!!; B2)
b4
Rf7 1 8.Nd2 KfBl)
16 ...Kf71
17.Qh5 +
1 7.Ne4+ Ke7 1 8.ReH; C) 1 6.Be3 Ke7
[1 7.Qb3 + Nc4 1 8.Nd2 Bd5- +]
Kg8
1 7.Nc3 bxc4
(1 7
Kd7 1 8.cxb5 axb5
18.Qh6
Nf5
1 9.Qh5
d&
20.Bg3
Qe8
1 9.Nxb5 Be7 ao) 1 8. bxc4 Kd7 = Idea
21 .Qd 1 h5- + 0-1 [50 moves) [Henley)
20
Be7,
..
h6,
followed by either

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

25

RhbB, or

&

Be7-f6.] 16.bxc4

Ka5 2 1 . Nc4 +

Ka4

22. b3 +

Nxb3

Bb4 17.Bd2 as 1 8.Bxb4 axb4 19.Nd2

23.Nb2#; A2)

Kc 5!- + Wolff (but see

d6 20.Kf2 Rhe8

Ke7 21 .Rfe1 + Kd7

Haii-Conl inson, Oakham 1 992! !);

B)

22.d5 c6 23.dxc6 + Bxc6 24.Nb3i;

1

4. axb3 Kxf6 =) 1 4.Re1 + Be7

20

c5 2 1 .dxc5 dxc5 22.N b3 Ba6

15.axb3t

d6

1 6. Bf41 [1 6.b4 c5!ao]

23.Rfc1 RhcB 24.Ra5 + - Bb7 25.Rxa8

[1 6.Nd2

Mikhalchlshln,A]

Kd7

BxaB 26.Ra1 Bc6 27.Ra5!] 21.dS cS

1

7.Nd2 [1 7.c4?!

RhbB 1 8.Nc3 f5!+±)

22.dxc6 Bxca 23.Nb3 Bd7 24.Nd4

.a S I

1 8.Nf1

BdSI

1 9.c4

Bc6

Reca 2S.Rxaa Rxaa 26.Ke3 Ra2 27.Rf2

bxc4 20.Ne3±] 20.Ne3 a4 21.dS

RaS 28.Rd2 ReS 29.b3 ReS + 30.Kf2

Bb7 22.Ra3? [22.bxa4 bxc4 23.Rec1

RaS 31 .Nc2 Ra2 32.Ke1 Rb2 33.Nxb4

Ba6! (23

Ra5 24.Rxc4 Bxd5 25.Rxc7 +!

Rxb3 34.Rxd6+ Be6 3S.Rb6 Rb1 +

Kxc7 26.b4 Be60 27.bxa5;t) 24.Nxc4

36.Kf2 Rc1 37.NdS + KeS 38.Ne3 Rc3

Rhb8!!; 22.Nf5! Rhe8 23.Ra3 (23.Nd4

39.h4 hS 40.RbS + Kd4 41 .NfS + Kxc4

axb3! 24.Nxb5 fS!+±: 625.Bd2 Bf6

42.Nd6 + Kd4 43.RxhS Rc2 + 44.Kg3

26.Rae Rae 27.Bc3 Bc3 28.Nc3 Ra5

g6 4S.Rh7 fS 46.Re7 Bb3 47.Rg7 Rc6

 

6

Ba6; �25.c5 dxcs 26.Nxc7 Rxa1

48

.Nb7

(48. Rxg6 Kd 5 (48

Kc5

27.Rxa1 Ace 28.Nb5 Bxd5 29.Ra7 + Kc6

49

. Nb7 + Kb6 50. Rxc6 + Kxc6

30.Nc3 BdB 31 .Nxd5 Kxd5 32.Rxf7 c4)

51

.Na5 + + -;

Ke5

49.Nf7 + + -)

 

Bfe 24.Rxee Rxee 25.Kf2 (25.Ne3

Rae

49. Kf4

(49.Nxf5?

Rxg6 +)

Rxd6

26.cxb5 axb3 27.Rxb3 Ra4 28.g3 Rd4

Bc2? 50.Nxf5 + -) 50.Rxd6 + Kxd6

29.b6 c6 30.dxc6 + Kxc6 =)

Rae

51.Kxf5t] 48

..KeS

49.NaS Rb6 SO.Rb7

26.Ke3;!;]

Rhb81 23.cxbS axb3

 

[50.f4 +

Kf6 51.Rb7 Rxb7 52.Nxb7±)

24.Rxb3 Ra4 25.g3 Ba6 26.NfS BdBI

50

••. f4 + S1 .Kg4 Rxb7 S2.Nxb7 Bc4

27.Re4 Ra1 + 28.Kf2 Rxb5 29.RxbS

53.KgS Bf1 S4.Nc5 Bxg2 5S.Nd3 + Kd4

BxbS 30.Rb4 Bd3 31 .Nd4 RaS 32.Ke3

56.

Ne1 Bf1 57. Kxf4 [57.Kxg6: A)

Bb1 1? [32

33.Kxd3 c5 34.Rb7 +

57

Bb5 58.h5

Bee +

(5B

59.h6

Bc7 35.Ke41? (35.Be3;t)) 33.Nb5 fS

Bf1) 59.Kg5 Bf7 60.Ng2±; B) 57

Bc4

34.Nc3 Ba20

Bc2? 35.Kd2 + -;

 

5B.h5

Ke3 59.h6 BgB 60.Kg7 + -;

C)

 

34

Ra1? 35.Rd4 Bf6 36.Rd 1 Bxc3

57

Ke3!

58.h5 Kf2 59.h6 Kxe1

60.h7

37.bxc3 + -] 3S.b3 Bf6? [35

Ra3! 6

Bd3 + 61 .Kg5 =] S7

Bb5 SS.KgS Be8

36.Kd3 Rb3!: A) 36.Kd2 Bxb3 (36

Rxb3

37.Nxa2) 37.Kc1 Ba2! 638.Kb2 Rxc3+;

62.Ng4 [Henley] �-�

   

B)

36.Nxa2 =] 36.Kd3 Bxc3 37.Kxc3

(41 }

Wolff - Tal San Francisco, 1991

Bb1 [37

38.Kb2 Ra5 39.Rd4!±

6Rd1-a1] 38.Rd4 Ra2 39.Rd 1 Rc2 + 40.Kb4 Rb2 41.Rc1 1 +· Ba2 42.Ka3 Rxh2 43.Ra 1 Bxb3 44. Kxb3 Rf2

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.BbS a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 s.o-o bS 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.c3 Nxe4 a.d4 Nas

[44

h5!?

6

h4]

4S.Rh1

Rxf3 +

9.NxeS [9.Bc2] 9

...

Nxb3 1 0.Qxb3 Qf6

46.Kc4 Ke7 47.Rxh7 Kf6 48.Rh8 Rf2

11.

f3 N cS 1 2.Ng4l?N [12.Qd1]

49.Rc8 Rc2 + SO. Kd3 ReS S1 .Kd4

Nxb30 13.Nxf6 + gxf6

Ke7:

Ke70 52.Bg5 + f6 S3.Bf4 Rc2 S4.Rh8

A)

1 4.Bg5 Nxa1 (1 4

1 5.axb3 gxf6

Kf7 SS.Rh1 [Wolff] 1-0

 

1 6.Re1 +

Kd6

1 7.Bf4 + + -;

Ke6)

 

1 5.Re1 + Kd6 16.Bf4 + Kc6 1 7.d5 +: A1 )

 

Kb6?

1 8.Nxd7 +

Ka5

(1 8 ...Ka7

19.Be3 + + -) 19.Bxc7 +

Ka4 20.Nb6+

26

The Archangel/ (CBU 250pp)

  • (a) Hill Conllnton Olkhlm, 1111

t,l4 II I,Ntl Nal 3.1bl ae 4.Ba4 Nte I,M 111 1.1113 lb7 7.c3 Nxe4 8.d4 Na5

1.N111 Nxb3

10.Qxb3 Qte 11.f3 Ne5

11,Ng41 Nxb3 13.Nxf8 + Ke7 14.Bg5 Nx11 1 1.Re1 + Kd8 1 6. Bf4 + Ke6

17.dl + Ke5 [Given by GM Wolff In

Informant 52 as - +. However, In

Informant 53 GM Larry Christlansen

analyzed a forced mate for white! I wish

to thank GM J.Benjamin, editor of Chess

Chow, for bringing this whole episode to

my attention.] 18.b4 + Ke4 [1 8

Kb6

  • 1 9.Nxd7 + Ka7 20.Be3 + c5 21 .dxc6#]

19.Na3 +1 Kxe3

Kd3 20.Rd1 + Ke2

  • 2 1 .Rd2 + Ke1 22.Ne4 Bd6 23.Be3

Bxh2 + 24.Kxh2 Raea 25.Bf2 + Kf1

26.Ng3#] 20.Ne4 + Kxb4 [20

Kd3

  • 2 1 . Rd1 + Ke2 22 .Nc3#; 20 ...Kb2

21 .Rb1 + Kxa2 22.Nc3 + Kxa3 23.Bc1 #]

21 .Rb1 + Kxa3 [21

Ka4 22.Nc3 +

KaS

23.Bxc7#; 21

Ka5 22.Bxc7 + Ka4

23.Nc3

+

Kxa3 24. Bf4

+ -]

22. N e3

[22.Nc3 BcS + 23.Kf1 Be3 24.Bxe3 Bxd5

 

,

25.Bc1 #] 1-0

7 .d4/8.Bxf7 + /1 O

cS

CBU250pp #28

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4

The early d4-thrust provokes immediate

complications after the following small

combination ...

7...

Nxd4 8.Bxf7 +

10.Qxd4

Kxf7 9.Nxe5 +

Kg&

Regaining the piece. lt appears that

black's king is horribly misplaced - but In

compe nsation he will secure

counterplay against e4 and has a nice

B-pair.

10 ... e5 - DIAGRAM (43) Browne - Harandi Skopje 01., 1972 1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3
10
...
e5 - DIAGRAM
(43)
Browne - Harandi
Skopje 01., 1972
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Bxf7 +
Kxf7 9.Nxe5 + Kg8
10.Qxd4 e5 1 1 .Qd 1
d6 12.Ng4 Nxe4 13.13 Ng5 14.Ne3 d5
1 5.Qe1 Nf7 1 6.Bf4 h5 1 7.Ne5 Qf6
1 8.Nxf7 Qxf7 1 9.Qd2 h4 20.Rae1 Rh5
21 .Ne2 Be7 22.Ne1 Rf5 23.Nd3
g5
24.Be5 h3 25.Bg3 hxg2 26.Qxg2 d4
27.Ne5 Qh7 28.Ng4 Raf8 29.Re6 Bf6
30.Bd6 Bg7 31.Bxf8 Rxf8 32.b3 e4
33.bxe4 bxe4 34.Re7 d3 35.Ne5 Qf5
36.Rxb7 Qxe5 37.exd3 exd3 38.Kh1
Qf4 39.Rd7 Qf5 40.Rd6 Rb8 41 .Qg4
Qe5 42.Qe4 + Kf8 43.Rd5 Qe2
44.Rf5 + 1-0
(44)
Frolov - Huzman
USSR, 1990
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Bxf7 +
Kxf7 9.Nxe5 +
Kg& 1 o.Qxd4 c5 11.Qd 1
Qe8 1 2.Nf3 [1 2.Ng4?!N Nxg4 13.Qxg4
Qxe4 14.0xe4 Bxe4; 1 Hoclges-Gertler,
US Amateur Team East 1 993) 12
Qxe4
13.Bg51 N
[1 3.Nc3;
1 3.Re1 ]
Qf5
d5? 1
1 4.Nc3 Qf5
1 5. Bxf6 gxf6
(1 5
1 6.Nxd5 Qxb2 1 7.c3±) 1 6.Nh4

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

27

Qg5 1 7.g3 d4 1 8.0e2!±] 14.Bxf6 Qxf6

[1 4

1 5.Nh4 + -;

Bxf3 15.Qxf3

Oxf3

1 6.gxf3 gxf6 1 7.Nc3±)

1 5.Nc3

[1 5.Qxd7

Bxf3

1 6.gxf3 AdS

1 7.Qh3

b4!!!] 15

..

Rd8 16.Re1 d5 17.Qe2;t Bd6

18.Rad1 Kml [1 8

1 9.Nxd5! Bxds

20.Rxd5 Bxh2 + 21 .Kxh2! RxdS 22.0c4

Qf7 23.Ng5 Qd7 24.Qxd5 + + -;

h6;t)

19.Ng5 + I Qxg5

Kg6? 20.Ne6 +-]

20.Qe6 +

Kf8

21.Rd3

Qf6D

[21 ...d4

22.Ne4 Bxe4 23.Rxe4 Qc1 +

24.Re1

Bxh2 + 25.Kf1 + -; 21

Bxh2 + 22.Kxh2

Qh6 + 23.Qxh6 gxh6 24.Rf3 + Kg8

25.Re7 + -] 22.Rf3 Qxf3 23.gxf3 Bc81 24.Qe2 Kf7 25.Nxd5 Rhe8 26.Qf1 1

Rxe1 27.Qxe1 Bxh2 +

28.Kxh2 Rxd5

29.Qe4± Rh5 + 30.Kg2 c4 31 .Qa8 Bf5

32.Qa7 + Kf8 33.c3 Rg5 + 34.Kh2 Be6

[34

+

35.Kg3±] 35. Qxa6 Kf7

36.Qb7 + Kf6 37.Qc6? 1 [37.f4±) 37 ••• Rh5 + 38.Kg3 Rg5 + 39.Kh4?

[39.Kh2 RhS + 40.Kg1 RgS + 41.Kf1 h5

42.b4;1;] 39

Rg 1

[LL.g5-+;

Frolov/Gurevich,V;

39

Rg1

40.f40

Rg4 + 41 .Kh3 Rxf4 + 42.Kg3 Rf5=] �-�

1 .d4/8.Bxf7 + /1 o ...Qe7

CBU250pp #29

A flexible continuation - black delays or

omits the weakening advance

cS.

(45)

Neukirch - Radulov

Orebro, 1 966

 

1

.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6

5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Bxf7 +

Kxf7 9.Nxe5 + Kg& 10.Qxd4 Qe71? An

Interesting alternative to 1 0

...

c5.

1

1 .Nf3

[1 1 . Bg51

This

pin

is worth

Investigating.) 11

Qxe4 12.Bg5 Qxd4

13.Nxd4 Bc5 14.c3 Kf7 15.Nd2 Rhea+

111

Bxd4

1 6.cxd4

Ne4

1 7.Nxe4

Bxe4+ Henley) �

 
 

7 .d4/8.Nxd4/9.c3

 

CBU250pp #30

.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Nxd4

1

A more conservative and positionally

sounder approach than 8.Bxf7 +.

 

8

9.c3 - DIAGRAM

 

This rare line is the subject of GM

Henley's "Grandmaster Gymnasium."

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7 .d4 Nxd4 8.Bxf7 + Kxf7 9.Nxe5 + Kg& 1 0.Qxd4 Qe7 - DIAGRAM

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp) Qg5 1 7.g3 d4 1 8.0e2!±] 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 [1 4 1 5.Nh4

28

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

Ozola - Sakovlch Rlga, 1970 (47) Pelitov - Radulov Sofia, 1969 1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6
Ozola - Sakovlch
Rlga, 1970
(47)
Pelitov - Radulov
Sofia, 1969
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 S.Nxd4
exd4 9.e5 Ne4 10.Qf3 Qe7 1 1 .Re1 Nc5
12.Bd5 c6 13.Bb3 [1 3.b4!?;
1 3.Be4?
c6
1 7.cxd4
Bxd4
0-0-0 1 4.Bf5 g6 1 5.Bh3 f5!+]
Nxb3
14.8xb3 0-0-0? [1 4
d5!+] 15.Bd21 d6
22.Bf4
887
16.exd6 Qd7 1 7.Ba5 Res 1S.RxeS +
QxeS 19.Nd2 Bxd6 20.Ne4 BfS 21 .Re1 t
[Henley] !!
9.e5 Ne4 1 O.c3 d3
CBU250pp #32
7 .d4/8.Nxd4/9.e5
CBU250pp #31
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 S.Nxd4
exd4 9.e5 Ne4 10.c3 d3 - DIAGRAM
With 1 o
black avoids a premature
opening up ofthe position with 1 O ...dxc3.
If white plays 1 1 .Qxd3, then black has
11
Nc5, with an excellent game.
10.Qf3 - DIAGRAM
(4S)
Zaitsev, I - Stern
corr., 1970
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 S.Nxd4
exd4 9.e5 Ne4 1 0.c3 d3 1 1 .013 Qe7
1 2.Nd2 Nc5 13.Bd5 Bxd51?
c6
1 4.Ne4!oo] 1 4. 0xd 5 c6 1 5.Qd4 d6

(48)

1 .14 a5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Nxd4

axd4 9.c3 Nxe4 1 O.Re1 Be7 1 1 .Qg4 0-0 12.Rxe4 Bxe4 13.Qxe4 Bf6 14.Bd2 Rea

1 5.0f3 Qe7 16.g3

18.Nc3 d5 19.Bc2 Qf6 20.Qxf6 Bxf6

21 .Rd 1 Bd4 [21

23.Bf5 Re7 24.Bd6 Rb7 [Henley] =

Henley takes a detailed look at this

position In his Chapter 4 "Grandmaster

Gymnasium."

1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Nxd4 exd4 9.e5

White's main continuation.

9

This premature attack was effectively

dealt with In Pelitov-Radulov.

The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

29

1

6.Re1 o-o-01 [16

1 7.Rxe5 Ne6

1

8.Qxd3 Qd6=] 1 7. b4 [1 7.Nf3 dxe5

1

8.Rxe5 Ne6 1 9.Qg4 Qdn:]

Na4

18.e61?

fxe6

19.Nf3

es

20.Qxd3

h6

21 .c4 g5 22.cxb5 axb5 23.Bd2 Qh71

24.Qe2 Kb7 [Black barricades the light

squares and capitalizes on his extra

pawn.] 25.Rec1? [o25.Rac1 ] 25Rc8

..

26.Be3

Bg7

27.Nd2

e41

28.Rxc6

[A

desperate attempt to tactically save a

strategically lost position.] 28

Kxc6

Kd7 31.Nxc3 Bxc3 32.Qxb5 + Ke6- +]

KdSI 0-1

(49)

Berrios - Bisguier San Juan, 1969

 

.e4 es 2.Nf3 Ne& 3.Bb5 a6 4.884 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Nxd4

1

exd4 9.e5 Ne4 1 0.c3 d3 1 1 .Qxd3 Ncs

1

2.Qg3 Nxb3 1 3.axb3 h51? 1 4.Rd1

[1 4.h4!? Qe7 1 S.BgS Qe6 1 6.Nd2 Qg4+!;

1

4.BgS?! Be7 1 S.Bxe7 Qxe7 1 6.Qxg7?

0-0-0 1 7.Qf6 RdgB 1 8.Qxe7?

Rxg2 +

1

9.Kh1 Rg1 + ! I 20.Kxg1 Rg8 + 21 .QgS

RxgS#; 1 4.BgS?! h4! (Henley) 1 S.Bxd8?

(1 S.Og4

Be71 16.Bxe7 Oxen)

hxg3

1

6.Bxc7

Rxh2! 1 7.f3 Bc5 + -+]

h4

1

5.Qg4

Qe7

1 6.Bg5

Qe6

1 7.Qd4?

[1 7.Qxe6 + fxe6+ 1 8.Nd2 RhS 1 9.f4

Bc5 + 20.Kf1 (20.Kh1 h3=!=) d6 21.b4

Bb6; (�

Kd7,

RfB))

h31

[Opening a thematic "Archangel

diagonal".)

18.Nd2 Qc6

1 9.Ne4 Rh51

20.f4?1 [Weakening another thematic

"Archangel diagonal" (cS-g1 ): 20.Be3 fS!

21.exf6 Bc5! 22.fxg7 (22.Qxd7 + Qxd7

23.Rxd7 Bxe4! 24.Rxg7 Bxe3 25.Re7 +

KfB 26.Rxe4 Bb6=!=) 0-0-0!t; 20.Bf4 BcS!

2

1 .Qxc5 Qxe4- +) 20 ••.d51+ 21 .exd6

Bxd6 22.Re1 [22.Nxd6 + cxd6 23.Rd2

f6 24.Re1 + KfB- +) 22 .•.Kf8 1 23.Re2

Rea 24.R8e1 Rxe41 25.Rxe4 [2S.Oxe4

Qxe4 26.Rxe4 Bxe4 27.Rxe4 f6- +]

25

...f61

[2S

...

BcS? 26.Rea + + -] 26.Bxf6

B e5 1 [Henley) [26

...

BcS!

27.Re8 +

(27.Be7 + Bxe7- +) 28.Rxe8+ Kxe8- +) 0-1 (50) Vitolin- Tenert Riga, 1970 1 .e4 e5
(27.Be7 +
Bxe7- +)
28.Rxe8+
Kxe8- +) 0-1
(50)
Vitolin- Tenert
Riga, 1970
1 .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.884 Nf6
5.0-0 bS 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Nxd4
exd4 9.e5 Ne4 10.c3 d3 1 1 .Be3 cs
[1 1
...
Nc5!? Securing the B-pair at no risk
to
black,
demands
serious
consideration] 1 2.c4 d5
1 3.Qxd31?
dxc4
1 4.Qxd8+
Rxd8
1 5.Bc2
Be7
16.84 b4 17.Bd 1 AdS? [1 7
...f6!?
1 8.exf6
(1 8.f4 fxeS 19.fxeS AdS 20.e6 ReS!+;
1 8.f3 NgS 19.BxgS fxgS 20.Be2 Rd4!+)
...Bxf6
1 9.f3 Bxb2 20.Ra2 Nc3f:j:) 18.f3
Rd3 19.Bc1 Ng5
20.Be2 Rd4 21 .Be3
Ne6 22.Rc1 Nf4 23.Bxc4 Nd3 24.Bxd41
Nxc1 25.Be3 0-0 26.Nd21 [Henley) 1-0
9.e5 Ne4 1 O.c3 dxc3
CBU250pp #33
1 .e4 es 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 86 4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Nxd4
exd4 9.e5 Ne4 10.c3 dxc3 - DIAGRAM
Black exchanges off his potentially weak
d-pawn. This opening of the position by
black before completing development is
riskier than 1 O
d3 (Henley's
. . .
recommendation In CBU402o).

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The Archangel! (CBU 250pp)

Nxf6

1 5.Qxf6