NEW UPDATED ARTICLE

[October 01, 2017] Updated Opening Article by Boris Avrukh:
December 2015 Revisited: Anglo-Grünfeld Defense, Stein Attack

Our original key game in this line was E. Bacrot – V. Ivanchuk, Ashdod (rapid) 2015, where White tried a very promising idea, but played it one move too late to achieve something tangible. Fortunately for us, a number of correspondence games took place in the same line where players of White managed to create serious problems to their opponents, which gave us the opportunity to evaluate this variation properly.

[Diagram: White to Move] The diagrammed position features our improvement on A. Lesiege – V. Mikhalevski, Québec 2017. White has an obvious spatial advantage, but Black has finished all the preparations and is ready to launch a thematic central counterthrust by playing e5. What should White play to secure a tangible advantage?

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