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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Karpos Open 2013 Rd1-GM Berkes F(HUN)

TWIC 957
The first round GM vs. non-GM game in a big open will usually go unnoticed and be forgotten quickly. Here white tried the London System against the Hungarian Champion GM Berkes. Black responded aggressively with a King's Indian with an anti-London twist that should be noted.

Anti-London System Method
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 Bg7 4.e3 0–0 5.Be2 d6 6.h3 Nc6 7.0–0 Nd7!? 
With the idea of ...e5/f5 to neutralize Bf4.


The resulting queenless game was a nice example of complete tactical domination with white having an extra pawn but a horrible position.

Cherednichenko,E (2175) - Berkes,F (2702) 
London System vs King’s Indian[A48] 

Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (1.2), 09.03.2013

Position 1
The queenless phase has reached a sharp stage and precision is called for. White has just captured on a6 and is attacking e5 too. How should black respond?

Black to Play

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