Line 486 covers the Classical Scheveningen, frequently employed with black pieces by Kasparov in his matches against Karpov in Moscow, 1985, and against Anand in New York, 1995. It remains a very popular opening at all levels, since it offers plenty of opportunities for both sides.
The main line of our choice in Line 486 is the Maroczy Variation, which occurs after 9… Qc7 10. a4 Nc6.
[Diagram: White to Move] A. Volokitin – S. Rublevsky, Budva 2004. All it takes for White is to strike while it’s hot, and the Black’s position will simply collapse.
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