[January 21, 2018] Dusted Off: Opening Survey by GM Aleksandar Kovačević
English Opening, Accelerated Nimzo

Our decision to pick a game for this week’s article from the ongoing Wijk aan Zee supertournament was obviously a no-brainer. While P. Svidler – M. Carlsen, Wijk aan Zee 2018 already looks like a strong candidate for “the draw of the year” (that is – if such a category exists at all), we believe that the game opening line also has considerable theoretical significance.

[Diagram: Black to Move] White is exerting a very strong pressure, but Black has a hidden resource. What should he do to create a strong counterplay?

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