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Boris Gulko vs Jaan Ehlvest
Credit Suisse Masters (1995), Horgen SUI, rd 5, Oct-25
English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13)  ·  0-1



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  Jonathan Sarfati: The Art of Attacking Chess, by Zenon Franco comments that 13. ♖fd1 was a mistake, and should have been replaced by 13. ♗f5. Black's 13... g6 and the next two moves were commended, exploiting White's weak f4 square. See review
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  whiteshark: "<THE ART OF ATTACKING CHESS> by the experienced writer and trainer Zenon Franco-Ocampos is smoothly translated by Phil Adams. ... Franco’s book is based around well-annotated complete games – in this case 33 with numerous supplemental games. What makes it a more substantial book are the 73 training exercises with detailed solutions. The material is arranged as follows:

● 1 The King in the Centre

● 2 Opposite-Side Castling

● 3 Attacking the Castled King (Same-Side Castling)

● 4 Exploiting Temporary Advantages

● 5 <Horwitz Bishops>

● 6 Miscellaneous Themes

The chapter on <Horwitz Bishops <(two Bishops raking adjacent diagonals often arising from positions with h anging pawns)>> is excellent and the game <Gulko-Ehlvest, Horgen 1995, particularly instructive <(13…g6!, 14…cxd4 and 15…Nh5!).>> One nice thing about older writers is they often have entertaining and instructive stories. One that got my attention was Franco’s relating how even Anatoly Karpov had trouble handling Najdorf’s e3 and b3 treatment against his Queen’s Indian when playing Don Miguel in blitz games in Argentina in the early 1980s – games Franco likely observed first hand as he grew up in Paraguay and played with both of the greats at Mar del Plata 1982. He concludes by noting that, “Karpov made a thorough study of this line and began to play it himself with White, gaining some beautiful victories with this setup.” " (John Donaldson)

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