Imitating Boris Gulko, Part IV (English/Español)

Imitating Boris Gulko, Part IV (English/Español)‎

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You'll have to excuse me for not putting this article up sooner. My friend, Gomi, invited me to go on vacation with him and his family. And you just don't reject Islands and Fun. Back to Chess Smile I am going to use English and Spanish in this article so that a few of my Spanish speaking students who don't speak any English won't feel left out.

In this article you will find two videos on the opening stage of Gulko-Radjabov. One is in English and the other is in Spanish. En este artículo encontrarás dos videos sobre la primera etapa de Gulko-Radjabov. Uno está en Inglés Americano y el otro en algo parecido al Español.

By the way, I sound a little angry but I'm not. A little hungry? As always. But I wasn't mad Cool Sometimes you'll find me screaming at you and rambling but, trust me, I do it from the bottom of my heart.

Gulko-Radjabov, Malmö 2001, Opening Stage (English)

Gulko-Radjabov, Malmö 2001, Etapa de Apertura (Español)

Now read the material below and answer the questions to check your understading./Ahora lee el material que sigue y responde a las preguntas para chequear to comprensión.

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#1 How did Gulko get a time advantage? Gulko cómo obtuvo una ventaja de tiempo?

His opponent gave it to him while avoiding main lines in the Pirc. Su oponente se la dio cuando quiso evitar las líneas principales de la Pirc.

#2 In the following position does White have an advantage in time? En la siguiente posición, es qué el Blanco tiene una ventaja de tiempo?

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No, Black's dark-squared Bishop is well placed; Black's King will be comfortable in the centre. White's ability to castle will not be significant as both Kings belong in the centre because it's an Endgame. No, el Alfil oscuro del Negro está bien ubicada; el Rey del Negro está cómodo en el centro. Enrocarse no trae ninguna ventaja al Blanco porque en este final los Reyes pertenecen en el centro.

#3 What thing does Gulko first tell us we have to do when we have a time advantage? Qué es la primera cosa que Gulko nos dice que deberíamos hacer cuando tenemos en ventaja de tiempo?

We have to create/find/identify at least one object of attack. Tenemos que crear/encontrar/identificar por lo menos un objeto de ataque.

#4 Why is e5 a good object of attack after 6...Kxd8 in Gulko-Radjabov? Por qué e5 es un buen objeto de ataque tras la jugada 6...Rxd8 en Guko-Radjabov?

Because White can pin it and force Black to react defensively which will help him create more objects of attack. Porque el Blanco lo puede clavar y obligar al Negro reaccionar defensivament lo cual le va ayudar crear más objetos de ataque.

#5 If Black copies White, what happens? Si el Blanco copia el Negro, qué pasa?

#6 Does Gulko study classic games? Es qué Gulko estudia partidas clásicas?

Yes, he does. Sí, lo hace.

#7 What is Gulko's second piece of advice for when you have a time advantage? Qué es el segundo consejo que Gulko nos da cuando tenemos una ventaja de tiempo?

You have to create tension, make the position sharper. Tienes que crear tension, afilar la posición.

#8 Which of the following positions is sharp? Cual de estas dos posiciones es afilada?

The first position is sharp while the second is about as sharp as a bowling ball. La primera posición es afilada mientras que la segunda no es.

#9 Why is 10...f5 a bad move? Por qué 10...e5 es una mala jugada?

In general, you shouldn't play active moves if you are at a disadvantage. En general, no deberías jugar jugadas activas cuando tienes una desventaja.

#10 Why did Gulko show this game first in his book? Por qué Gulko pone esta partida al principio del libro?

Because it's important to learn how to play with a time advantage since it's so common in practice. Porque es importante saber jugar con una ventaja de tiempo por lo que sucede tanto en práctica.

Bent Larsen was a world class Grandmaster but in the next two games it didn't stop him from getting punished for neglecting his development. If it can happen to Larsen then it can happen to you or your opponent.


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