Attacking the Spanish: Marshall, Schliemann & Gajewski by Sabino Brunello

By Sabino Brunello

In chess the Spanish commencing, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5, is so revered that many Black gamers instantly begin to shield. Sabino Brunello exhibits that Black can struggle correct from the beginning. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0 zero Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 zero zero 8.c3 d5 The Marshall assault is sound and competitive, so it really is no shock that it's favoured by way of the world's most sensible. the speculation is so advanced that a professional consultant is needed, and Brunello is easily fitted to the duty. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 The Schliemann, with its reversed King's Gambit aptitude, has constantly been well liked by membership avid gamers, yet grandmasters knew it used to be unsound. Then Teimour Radjabov all started enjoying it effectively opposed to the elite and sparked a revival. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0 zero Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 zero zero 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 d5 The Gajewski version is fresh. the placement after White's 10th stream were reached 1000 occasions with 10...c5 universally performed, prior to the Polish grandmaster Gajewski printed that Black has a desirable gambit at his disposal.

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Fie4 g6 leaves White unable to prevent . . ) when Black has two ideas. He might try the active 2 1 . e4!? or the more patient 2 1 . h5, waiting for White to reveal his intentions. In both cases Black has better chances for equality than in the main line. fie4 should be met by 20 . . g6 intending . . fie7 and . . �f8. (20 . . g5 ?! b3 g4 [or 2 1 . �£1 intending fif3 retaining control over the f-file, although if this is the best he can do then it would seem to suggest that his 1 7th was slightly inaccurate.

E6 1 6J�e 1 . Black should have no real problems in the ending. •. The light-squared bishop has found a decent home. Unfortunately for the first player, the future of its brother on c 1 - not to mention the rook on al - is an altogether different proposition. 1 t. b3 a b c d e f g h Black's position is quite precarious. In Kupreichik - Jonkman, Groningen 1 995, he slowly lost his pawns after 1 6 .. "lNxa7. d3 when 1 4 . . d6! allows Black to cover his dark squares more easily. 1 3 . . f4 @d8 12 .

G5! l1:f1 'lWxb2 can hardly cause Black any problems) 24 . . b3 'lWg7. Black should be okay here, although as usual he stands marginally worse. a b c d e f g h 34 Attacking the Spanish This rare move has not been analysed too extensively, which makes it seem like a breath of fresh air in the modern era. I believe that this will make it an appealing choice for many readers, especially in view of the small yet persistent disadvantage suffered by Black in the main line above. 'Wxf3 0-0 is harmless for Black.

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