Category Archives: The Semi-Tarrasch Defence

Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Taylor

I was up against Paul Taylor in the semi-final of the Horsham Chess Club Quickplay Knockout. The match was a tough encounter that I could easily have lost, but I managed to prevail in the sudden death playoff game.

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1 Nf3 repertoire: The Semi-Tarrasch with g3

The position after 1 Nf3 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 Nc3 Nc6 4 g3 e6 5 Bg2 d5 6 cxd5 Nxd5 can arise from a number of move orders after 1 Nf3. For instance, Black’s first and second moves can … Continue reading

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The cornerstone of the 1 Nf3 repertoire

The first decision in constructing the repertoire is what system to play in the position that arises after the moves 1 Nf3 d5 2 d4 Nf6 3 c4 e6. Visit the Bibliography for recommended reading relating to the 1 Nf3 … Continue reading

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