Opening White Kramnik V3 (2nd)Opening White Kramnik V3 (2nd).
Type: BARGAINS. Detail: Khalifman, A. Product Code: 9789548782821.
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A detailed look at the English after 1 Nf3 c5 and now 2 c4 and a look at the various responses. In the first part of this book, we have analyzed positions of the four knights system (1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3). It is worth mentioning that starting from the moment our first volume came out of print, the focus of attention in this system has changed radically. The discussion earlier, particularly at a higher level, was centered on the moves 4...d5 and 4...e6, but later 4...g6 began to be played by Black much more often. Naturally, this does not necessarily mean that the former two variations have been refuted. They remain to be quite reliable from the point of view of contemporary theory, but in both cases White has good possibilities of fighting for a slight edge, which can be turned eventually into a full point later. Meanwhile, Blacks opportunities to create active counterplay in all these variations are nearly nonexistent. Accordingly, nowadays theory focuses on the line with 4...g6, so we have paid thorough attention to it in our book n the second part of the book, we are dealing with numerous variations, which have not been analyzed at all in the first edition of our book. I recommended to White, after 1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nc6, to play 3.d4, but opening theory does not remain idle and Black has managed to find quite purposeful options to counter that order of moves.Softback 308 pages.
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