Hi Chess Opening Experts!
Refute Black’s early …c5 and …Qb6 in the London System
If you’ve been playing the London System for a while now, you would have realized that developing the Bishop early can leave the b2 pawn undefended. So, what is Black immediately strikes with an early …c5 and …Qb6? Not to worry! Try the highly tactical Nc3! that indirectly defends the pawn and questions the purpose of …Qb6.
Novelty in the Symmetric English for Black …h5!
Try this GM-approved novelty in the Symmetric English to get an edge right from the opening. This new move is actually quite annoying for White to face, as it threatens …h4, and secures a dominating outpost for the knight on f5, which defends the d4 square.
Deadly trap in the Exchange Caro-Kann!
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