Monday, December 05, 2005

1.d4 d5 Repertoire - Lecture #5 PGN

I put together the PGN file of Steve Stoyko's 1.d4 d5 Repertoire - Lecture #5 over the weekend, adding several games to Steve's presentation. He promises to do a bonus lecture this week on the Catalan since he did not cover it extensively and introduced a complex system that requires some care to play. With that in mind, I also put together a PGN file on the brilliancy prize game Ed. Lasker-Capablanca, Lake Hopatcong 1926 which may have been among the first Catalans. Capa's initiative-grabbing system against it with 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 c5 4.c4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 d5 6.Bg2 e5!? (which can also arise by a number of transpositions) is still valid -- having been adopted by Tal and even a young Kasparov -- and offers an interesting alternative to the more currently fashionable method that Steve outlined in his lecture. I will turn these files into java applets later this week when time allows.


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