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By Garry Kasparov

A revised and up-to-date variation of the traditional single-volume openings reference e-book. The booklet comprises foreign figurine algebraic notation and covers each establishing utilizing regularly occurring English names. The advent to every commencing supplies the foremost strategic rules and concept.

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Granat—M. Basman, Islington, December 1981 1 e4 e6 2 d4 a6 3 c4 b5 4 cxb5 axb5 5 Bxb5 Bb7 6 Nc3 Bb4 7 Bd3 f5 (as in Pritchett-Basman, but here Granat does not give the check; this improves his chances slightly). 8 Qe2 Nf6 9 Bg5 fxe4 10 Bxf6 exd3 11 Qh5 + g6 12 Qh4 Be7! This way Black gets an endgame edge. 13 Bxe7 Qxe7 14 Qxe7 + Kxe7 15 d5 (15 f3 was more stubborn) exd5 16 Nf3 d4! (clears the way for the bishop to work) 17 Nxd4 Bxg2 18 Rg1 Nc6! 19 Rxg2 Nxd4 20 Kd2? He could have found a better move than that: 20 ...

Qg8, with a double attack on the knight at e6 and the pawn at g2. 27 ... Bb7 28 d6 Bf8 Now Black has real counter play with his active bishops. 29 h5 Bh6 30 Qf3 Rg7 31 Qxf6 Bg5 32 Qe5 Qf8 33 Ne3 Bf4 Black's counter play mounts. White's knight at c7 is cut off and the d6 pawn in danger. 34 Qd4 Bc6 35 Nc4 Kg8 36 Ne5 White continues to cause trouble with his knights, and now hopes Black will allow one of his bishops to be traded for the knight at e5, when he will be able to capitalize one of his extra pawns.

B4 or ... bxa4. 8 ... cxd4 9 cxd4 Nc6 10 axb5 Nb4! Black produces a pawn sacrifice to hold the balance. He is prepared to exchange a side pawn to eliminate White's good bishop. If 11 bxa6 Nxd3 12 Qxd3 Rxa6 Black has adequate pressure. 11 Nc3! Keeping up development impetus. 11 ... Nxd3 12 Qxd3 axb5 13 Rxa8+ Bxa8 Black is now way behind in development, as it will take two moves to castle. But White does not see any advantage in taking the b-pawn as his own e-pawn is under fire. If 14 e5 b4 15 Na4 Qc6.

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