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Sergey Karjakin vs Anish Giri
Tata Steel Masters (2016), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-30
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Variation (A01)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-31-16  ajile: An interesting and logical approach by Black to meet a White opening that waits to attack the center quickly. This same idea of developing the Black q-bishop early to g4 and then setting up a light squared pawn chain also works well against the KIA opening. The point is when White doesn't aggressively attack the center in the opening it gives Black time to get the problem bishop out and still develop harmoniously into an even middle game.

This is probably the reason as time goes on we are seeing less and less alternative White openings. Black has solved many of these like this one with now standard responses.

Chess is dying a slow death and pretty soon all we will see are 1-2 openings that MAYBE give White hope of a slight advantage.

Seriously look at the last few big tournaments. 90% of all the openings are QGD, Sicilians and Ruy Lopezes. I can't even remember the last time I've seen a Dutch on here. And Benonis are almost as rare.

Jan-31-16  SimplicityRichard: <ajile>

Excellent and precise analysis. Very instructive.#

Jan-31-16  ajile: <SimplicityRichard:>


Jun-26-16  mahaprabhu krishna: 3.h4 is my point of view the best move. bcoz after f3 bh5 g4 bg6 and he is winning for white!
Jun-26-16  mahaprabhu krishna: Sorry h5 is winning for white
Jun-26-16  morfishine: <ajile...Chess is dying a slow death...> No doubt, thats why Chess960 is the next best solution, not being trapped into the same old openings with lines memorized out to bazillion-ply


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