[June 18, 2017] Dusted Off: Opening Survey by GM Slaviša Brenjo
Torre Attack, The London System with 7… Qb6
The 5th Norway Chess was a treat for all chess fans, but Magnus Carlsen probably wants to forget his performance as soon as possible, and the same probably applies to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. While their encounter will probably never appear in any post-tournament discussions, the opening setup
employed by the World Champion is actually quite a tricky one and Black has to handle it with great care and attention to details. To make things more complicated, computer engines typically don’t evaluate these positions particularly well at average depths, which only creates additional problems during the analysis.
[Diagram: White to Move] White is a rook down, so it’s high time to enter survival mode. Help!
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