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By Efstratios Grivas

Grivas presents an entire and designated repertoire for White opposed to 5 very important openings: the Grünfeld, King's Indian, Benoni, Benko and sleek. In each one case, he has instructed a line within which he has a wealth of expertise, and has performed an important own position in constructing over decades. The innovations are geared in the direction of posing Black unconventional difficulties: your rivals won't be able to churn out long memorized adaptations, yet might want to clear up difficulties on the board in positions which are a bit varied in personality from these typically reached in those openings. Grivas has additionally selected the repertoire in order that it types a unbroken complete, and should healthy along an English or Réti move-order, as well as a customary 1 d4 repertoire.

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L:txd2 0,c5 gives strong counterplay) 20 . . 00xb4 2 1 0-0-0 0,d5 (2 1 . 0,a2+? 22 'it'b l 0,c3+ 23 bxc3 'it'xc3 24 l:td4 is good for White) 22 'i'xd7 'iWb6 ! (22 . . f4 c5 4 13 �a5+ 5 c3 'bf6 6 d5! 43 . . �c 7?! �e l ! xd l ! 1:xd6 26 'be2 lo oks sufficient) 23 l:Id4 'bxe3 24 'be2 and White has good chances to c onsolidate his advantage. xc4 Rather a critical position for the variation. Black's compensation hardly needs describing. He can intensify pressure against e3 by means of Ii:e8, and his queens ide will normally enter the fray by means of .

20 . . 0-0 2 1 CiJd6 iLa8 22 'it'b l f6 ! g6 26 jVe2 jVc7 and Black is close to equalising, although even now this position would of course not be everybody ' s cup of tea. Moiseenko­ Svidler, Russia (chT) 2002. b) 14 f4 f5 ! ie2 Salov also marvels at Black ' s resilience given his developmental woes, but identifies the key point that the well protected d7 is his only weakness. So he opens the kingside, but this is also not crystal clear. 1 5 . . ixg4 0-0 1 9 jVd3 ! 'it'h8? ( 1 9 . . b5 ! if] (Salov prefers 20 CiJd4, which indeed looks reasonable although it is not yet transparent to me where the axe will fall) 20 .

B22) 1 1 e4 ! d6 has curiously enough twice arisen from the move order 3 . . d2 'ikb6 1 0 c4 �xb2 1 1 CDc3 �6 - see also Chapter 7 for more on the intervening mischief. 1 1 e4 ! makes better sense to me, particularly in the context of the 'blocking' strategy since the queen is certainly not performing great duties on b6. 1 2 f4 CDbd7 1 3 CDf3 e5 ( 1 3 . . e7? is well met by 14 e5 ! dxe5 1 5 fxe5 CDg4 1 6 l:tb I ! when the possibility of d6 basically rules out the only normal retreat for the black queen) 14 f5 !

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