Thursday, December 6, 2018

Grob Attack 1.g4 Steve Welborn

Michael Basman played the Grob 1.g4 and Macho Grob 1...g5 with the idea of defending his g-pawn with his h-pawn. The Grob is dangerous to play at the higher levels where opponents excel at tactics. At club levels or in blitz games, the Grob works fine with its offbeat ideas and unexpected attacks. Black wasted time with 3...h6 and lost two pieces after 17...Qd6? in a tournament game between James Steve Welborn and David Ward.

Welborn (1600) - Ward (1672), Dallas Pinfork, 02.03.1996 begins 1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 e5 3.h3 h6 4.c4 c6 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Qb3 Nf6 7.Nc3 e4 8.d3 Nc6 9.g5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 Bb4 11.0-0-0 Be6 12.dxe4 d4 13.Qa4 [13.Nd5+/=] 13...Qb6 14.Bxf6 [14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.exd5 Bxd5 16.Bxd5=] 14...gxf6 [14...dxc3 15.Bd4 cxb2+ 16.Kb1 Bc5-/+] 15.Nd5 Qc5+ 16.Kb1 b5 17.Qxb5 [17.Qb3+/-] 17...Qd6? [17...Qxb5=]
18.Nxb4 [18.e5+-] 18...Rb8 [18...Qxb4 19.Qxc6+ Ke7 20.Qc7+ Ke8 21.Nf3+-] 19.Qxc6+ 1-0

London 2.Bf4 Playbook: How to begin. London 2.Bf4 Tactics: How to win quickly.
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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tim Sawyer Chess Books List

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Blackmar-Diemer Games 8: Gambit Accepted and Declined

Chess Training Repertoire 3: 150 Openings
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London 2.Bf4 Tactics: 200 Winning Opening Positions

London 2.Bf4 Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for White
Caro-Kann Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for Black
Slav Defence Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for Black
Queens Gambit Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for White
Dutch Stonewall Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for Black
Bird Stonewall Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for White

Kings Gambit Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for White
French 3.Be3 Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for White
Philidor 2.Nf3 Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for White
Italian 2.Bc4 Playbook: 200 Positions Bishop Opening White
Alekhine 1...Nf6 Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for Black
Petroff 2...Nf6 Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for Black
Four Knights Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for White

Main Line 1.e4 Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for White
Main Line 1.d4 Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for White
Main Line 1...e5 Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for Black
Main Line 1...c5 Playbook: 200 Opening Positions for Black

King Pawn Puzzles: 200 Easy Opening Checkmates
Sicilian Defence Puzzles: 200 Easy Opening Checkmates
French & Caro Puzzles: 200 Easy Opening Checkmates
Queen Pawn Puzzles: 200 Easy Opening Checkmates
Indian Defence Puzzles: 200 Easy Opening Checkmates
Flank Opening Puzzles: 200 Easy Opening Checkmates

King Pawn 1.e4 e5 – Second Edition
French Defence 1.e4 e6 – Second Edition
Sicilian Defence 1.e4 c5 – Second Edition
Caro-Kann: 1.e4 c6 – Second Edition
Alekhine & Pirc 1.e4 – Second Edition
Chess Games 1.e4 Series: 5 Books in 1 (First Editions)

Queen Pawn 1.d4 d5 – Second Edition
Indian Defences 1.d4 Nf6 – Second Edition
Bird & Dutch 1.f4 & 1…f5 – Second Edition
Rare First Moves – Second Edition
Queen’s Knight 1.Nc3 & 1…Nc6 – Second Edition
Chess Games 1.d4 Series: 5 Books in 1 (First Editions) – Second Edition

Adventures in Chess: 2018 Edition (147 games)

Blackmar-Diemer Games 1: Accepted
Blackmar-Diemer Games 2: Declined
Blackmar-Diemer Theory 3: Accepted
Blackmar-Diemer Theory 4: Declined
Blackmar-Diemer Series: Books 1-4 (4 books in 1)

Blackmar-Diemer Puzzles: 200 Easy Positions
Blackmar-Diemer Games 5: Gambit Accepted and Declined
Blackmar-Diemer Playbook 6: 200 Opening Positions White
Blackmar-Diemer Playbook 7: 200 Opening Positions White
Blackmar-Diemer Series II: 4 Gambit Books (4 books in 1)

The Alekhine Defense Playbook
The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Keybook II
Alapin French: Tactics for White
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Keybook

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London 2.Bf4 Playbook: How to begin. London 2.Bf4 Tactics: How to win quickly.
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Chess Training Repertoire 3 (150 Openings White & Black)
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