Playing 1.d4 d5 - A Classical Repertoire

Playing 1.d4 d5 - A Classical Repertoire

IM pfren
|
Nov 4, 2017

I have recently bought my copy of the new work of Greek chessplayer, analyst and theoretician Nikolaos Ntirlis "Playing 1.d4 d5 - A Classical Repertoire", and after reviewing it thoroughly, I would like to share my thoughts on it.Authoring a...

The Safest Scandinavian by Vassilios Kotronias

The Safest Scandinavian by Vassilios Kotronias

IM pfren
|
Dec 22, 2016

The book is one of the latest additions to my chess library, as well as one of the most impressive ones.The target audience of the book is class players with limited time for opening preparation, but however this does not mean the book is short on...

Making a full point out of a rather lost position

Making a full point out of a rather lost position

IM pfren
|
Sep 2, 2014

This is a last roung game I played against a very talented Greek youngster. (yesterday!). White came out of the opening (a Modern Benoni) with a clear positional advantange. However, after my bitter experience a couple of rounds earlier (where I...

Fighting a "solid" Sicilian line

Fighting a "solid" Sicilian line

IM pfren
|
Mar 14, 2014

This is a well-known Sicilian Kan tabiya, with over 100 master games played from it. I happened to meet it in a correspondence game a few months ago, and I was quite puzzled about the way white should handle it. Question no.1: How do you evaluat...

A Halloween bust

A Halloween bust

IM pfren
|
Apr 29, 2013

Actually I do not think this is a well played game, by either side (my opponent is an ICCF IM). I will probably not repeat 9...Qd7 again. While I would be very happy to see the established line (where white stands badly) my opponent played the ve...

Get Listed