The Portuguese version (after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4) ranks as Black's such a lot combative method within the middle Counter protection, heavily allied to the Icelandic gambit (1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 e6, additionally coated here!). within the Portuguese, Black bargains a pawn for quick improvement and the opportunity to use vulnerable squares within the enemy camp. The ensuing play is sharp and trappy, with lots of "coffeehouse" taste for these wishing to combine it up as Black. An extra gain is the novelty of the road, which got here into prominence in basic terms in the early Nineties. as a result many gamers of White can nonetheless be stuck unaware, falling sufferer to an early knockout. No mere shock weapon, despite the fact that, the Portuguese has been proven within the hearth of global classification event chess. facts of the line's energy is it is adoption by means of competitive Grandmasters akin to Spraggett, Hodgson, Shirov and Hebden.
This publication is the 1st committed completely to the Portuguese version. In a learn journey de strength, NM Selby Anderson has assembled all proper video games and articles, then fed it to best chess engines like Fritz4 and Chess laptop. for that reason, the excessive percent of unique research chanced on the following stands in stark distinction to the common establishing monograph. gamers of any point will delight in the author's gentle and witty strategy the entire whereas meting out deadly doses of tactical pollution. Pity the bad participant who stumbles into the Portuguese with no this book!
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