Monday, July 17, 2006

Raymond Keene's "All Purpose Black Defense"

GM Raymond Keene has begun contributing to Chessville. His first article, out today, is titled "An All-Purpose Black Defense" and covers the Caro-Kann vs. 1.e4 (especially 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ gxf6) and Slav vs. 1.d4 (1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nf3 a6!?) This is a solid repertoire for anyone, including us "amateurs."

If we are lucky, Keene will take the place of IM Andrew Martin, whose absence from Chessville's line-up has greatly reduced my visits to their site.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it surprising that Keene makes no mention of the Panno or the Advance variation against the Caro-Kann. Do you think he will continue this opening discussion?

Wed Jul 19, 03:10:00 PM EDT  

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