GM BryanSmith |
The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov.
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4!?
The so-called "Lion" (1...d6 followed by 2...Nf6 and ...e5) is a modern way of reaching the Philidor defense, without allowing White various other possibilities that t... Read More