Need sure points? QGD, Ragozin Variation Edition

“If you want to play for a draw, don’t leave anything to chance. Just force either a completely drawn ending or a perpetual.” Magnus Carlsen It took me a while to get into the Ragozin defence of QGD. I played with success the Catalan for a number of years and forcing Nb8-c6 in front of … Continue reading “Need sure points? QGD, Ragozin Variation Edition”

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Taimanov Sicilian: Complete Guide

The Sicilian Defense is one of the most interesting and versatile openings. It leads to imbalanced positions and suits dynamic players. While some variations, such as the Dragon, are razor-sharp and aggressive, there are solid alternatives for Black as well. One of such lines has recently become trendy – the Taimanov Sicilian. This variation has […]

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