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GM HENRIK DANIELSEN

THE POLAR BEAR SYSTEM


2015

In memoriam of Lars John Danielsen

Contents
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Preface
Introduction
Type Positions
A 8.-,d4
B 8.-,Re8
C 8.-, b6
D 8.-, Bg4
E 8.-, Bf5
F 8.-, Qc7
G 8.-, a6
H 8.-, Rb8
Set ups with Nh6
Hunting with 1.f4
In Conclusion

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Preface
The Polar Bear is a system for players who like
interesting and original positions without being too
concerned about proving a theoretical advantage. In
many of the variations the positional themes and plans
are of more importance than actual move orders.
Our system starts after 1.f4 (the Bird opening) and
then fianchetto of the Kings, Bishop. A mirror image of
the Leningrad Dutch. The system is a hybrid combination
of the strategically complex King's Indian and Dutch
defences.
By playing the Polar Bear, we make it difficult for
Black to play for a flat equality. We want a potent,
fighting game with a "full board". I do not understand
why the Dutch defence 1.d4, f5 is considered an
aggressive opening, but the Bird 1.f4, d5 not. It
doesnt seem logical. I will let the veracities speak
for themselves and show you a strong and fascinating
system.
I have spent 15 years developing the Polar Bear System.
I know it inside out. However I have to warn you: The
Polar Bear System is difficult to handle! Indeed I have
turned every stone in the system and lost many games
doing so. Since there is no theory of importance, I had
to work hard. I read everything about the Dutch defence
and used the ideas with reversed colours. Therefore the
theory in this book, was mainly created through my own

games and analysis. I have played thousands of games


online, trying to discover the very essences of the
system. Many of the games were of poor quality, so I
had to select the cream. And turn the cream into a
repertoire book. Omitting lines in which I do not
believe. The project turned out to be too substantial
for one book, so I had to split it up in two books.
I would like to thank my partner Arora Hronn
Skuladottir,for helping me turn the Polar Bear System
into a book. She is a multitasker! Computer
typesetting, creating the cover, proof reading, photos
and final preparation. Without her help, it would have
been difficult.
Nevertheless here is Volume 1 of the Polar Bear System,
with a full covering of the main lines in 1.f4, d5.

Henrick Ganielsen (HD)


Patreksfjordur, Iceland,
February 2015

Introduction
After the opening moves 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2
Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3 Nc6 8.Na3 we reach our main
line of the Polar Bear system.

Whites strategy.
The advance e2-e4. This is the idea behind the system.
We want to expand in the centre. After dxe4,dxe4 we
have an advantages type position. We do not mind to
exchanging Queens.(See Fischer game).
If black keep the tension, then we expand with e4-e5
again, with an advantages type position.(See Nigel
Davies handle the endgame and I the attack).
If Black answer e2-e4 with e7-e5,then the advance f4-f5
potentially opens the f-file and frees the Bc1 to a
full diagonal. This trust may be supported by Nh4 or

even played as an outright sacrifice. We only answer


e7-e5 with f4xe5, if we gain an advantage or see
ourselves forced to do it! We do not allow Black to
create a bind with d5-d4. Our backward pawn on e2 must
move to e4. One bad backward pawn can destroy the whole
army. Our trouble piece is Bc1, as it can be difficult
to find a good job for it. The diagonal a7-g1 has been
weaken. Be careful. Do not allow tactics on the
diagonal a7-g1!
What are Blacks plans?
To create a bind with d5 -d4 and open the e-file and
put pressure on the backward e2- pawn. Black would also
like to expand on the Queenside. We cannot prevent the
Q-side expansion, so we ignore it by imposing our own
expansion, but in the centre!
Let us talk about the Queen. You must only put her on
e1 if forced, or if it is good move. The plan with Qe1,
h3-g4 and Qh4 is too slow. Been there, done that. The
Queen belongs on c2 or a4 to support the push e2-e4.
The c3 pawn does a great job to restrict Nc6 and Bg7
and opens the diagonal d1-a4 for the Queen! The square
d3 has been weaken in the process. The strong and the
weak produce the one! (All this is covered in the study
material)
Black has played many different moves at this point. We
will examine these, in turn:

A) 8 ... d4
We play 9. e4! dxe3
After 9...e5 we acquire a great game with 10.Nc4 or
10.cxd4, followed by Nc4 and 9...dxc3 10.bxc3, which
leaves White with the better centre. 10. Bxe3 Because of
Whites time advantage, Black is under pressure. He has
to protect the c5 pawn, if 10... Bf5 then 11.Re1 Qxd3
12.Bxc5 with joy. b6 11.Ne5! Nxe5 We do not capture on
a8. It is not good. 12.fxe5 and then after Nd5 13.Bf2!
followed with 14.d4! is strong. E.g. 13...Bxe5? 14.d4
cxd4 15.Bxd4 and Black has a hard time to survive.

B) 8 ... Re8
9. Nh4! A move typical for the Polar Bear tactics. We
are ready for a Kingside attack! We ignore Black`s plan
by imposing our own! Now 9...e5 is playing into our
hands.Nh4 has also made e4 possible.

C) 8 ... b6
Black protects the vulnerable QBP and prepares to
fianchetto his second Bishop to neutralize our Bg2.
9.Qa4! Designed to support e2-e4 from the side. My gain
with this move is good.

D) 8 ... Bg4
Black might play BxN followed by e7-e5 or Qd7 and Bh3.
9. Qc2! Here the Queen is well placed and supports the
thematic e2-e4 move.

E) 8 ... Bf5
If left undisturbed, the Bishop prevents e4. However,
the Bishop is a target that White can exploit for his
attack.

F) 8 ... Qc7
This is another way in which Black can support e7-e5.
The downside of 8...Qc7 is that the Queen may be
attacked by a timely Nb5 or Bf4.

G) 8 ... a6
Is too slow, and if the move b5-b4 is made later on,
then Black doesnt have the a6 square for Bc8.

H) 8 ... Rb8
Intending an advance of the QNP to exploit Whites
backward Q-side development and keeping the a6 square
free for Ba6. 9.Ne5! Here we have no time to prepare e2e4 with Qc2.

We start by looking at three typical Polar Bear


System (PBS) games.
For understanding the type positions.

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GM BOBBY FISCHER IM DURAO JOAQUIM


1. e4 e6 2.d3 c5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.0-0 Nge7
7.c3 0-0 8.d4 d6 9.dxc5 dxc5 10.Qe2 b6 11.e5 a5 12.Re1
Ba6 13.Qe4 Ra7 14.Nbd2 Bd3 15.Qh4 Nd5 16.Qxd8 Rxd8

This type position appears often in the PBS. It looks


level, but White has the better pawn structure. Slowly
Joaquim is outplayed by Fischer.17.a4 Rad7 18.Bf1 Bxf1?
19.Kxf1 Nde7 20.Nc4 Nc8 21.Bg5+/= N6e7 22.Nfd2 h6
23.Bxe7! Rxe7 23...Nxe7 24.Ne4 Rb7 25.Ra3+/=. (diagram
on the right).
24.Ra3 Rc7 25.Rb3 Rc6 26.Ne4 Bf8 27.Ke2 Be7 28.f4 Kf8
29.g4 Ke8 30.Rf1 Rd5 31.Rf3 Rd8? 31...Kf8!?+/- 32.Rh3+Bf8 32...Kf8 33.Rxh6 Kg7 34.g5+- 33.Nxa5! Mate attack
bxa5 34.Nf6+ Ke7 35.Rb7+ 1-0

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HD FM ROBERT LAGERMAN
REYKJAVIK
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 c5 6.d3 b6 7.c3
0-0 8.e4 Bb7 9.e5 Ne8 10.d4 Nc6 11.Be3 cxd4 12.cxd4 with
the centre closed Black has difficulty bringing Q-side
forces to the defence of his Kinghouse. Whites pieces
coordinate quite well for a simple attacking machine.
e6 13.Nc3 Rc8 14.Rc1 Na5 15.b3 Nc7 16.Rf2 Re8 17.g4+/Bf8 18.f5 Qe7

19. fxg6? Too early. Better is 19.Ng5! fxg6 20.Ng5 White


has a King attack. Bh6 21.Qd2 Rf8 22.Rxf8+ Rxf8 23.Ne2
Nb5 24.Nf3 Bxe3+ 25.Qxe3 Rc8 26.Bf1 Rxc1 27.Qxc1 Qa3
28.Qh6 When you decide to attack, keep calm with a
strong spirit. Nc7 29.Ng5, Qe7 30.Nf4 Nc6 31.Bd3 Nxd4?
31...Nd8+/- 32.Nh5! Doomsday Ne8?? Terrible, but the
game is lost in any case 33.Bxg6! (diagram on the
right).
A devastating blow. E.g. hxg6 34.Qxg6+ Kf8 35.Qh6+ Kg8
36.Nf6+ Nxf6 37.exf6 Nf3+ 38.Kh1 1-0

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GM DAVIES - GM ESPIG
1.e4 c5 2.d3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.f4 d6 6.Nf3 e6 7.0-0
Nge7 8.c3 0-0 9.Be3 b6 10.Bf2 Bb7 11.Re1 Rc8 12.d4 cxd4
13.cxd4 d5 14.e5 White gets more space and enter a
typical PBS position.

14...Na5 15.Nc3 Qd7 16.Rc1 Ba6 17.b3 Rc7 18.Qd2 Rfc8


19.Bf1! Nigel exchanges Blacks active pieces and
transfer the space advantage into the endgame Bxf1
20.Rxf1 Bf8 21.g4 Kh8 22.Bh4 Black has a cramped
position Ng8 23.Ne2 Rxc1 24.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 25.Qxc1 Be7
26.Bxe7 Nxe7 27.Kf2 Kg7 28.Ng3 h6 29.Qd2 Nac6 30.h4
Ng8 31.h5 White prepares the advance f5. Nce7 32.Qc2
Qc6 33.Qxc6 Nxc6 34.f5 gxf5 35.gxf5+/- f6 36.fxe6 Nge7
37.Ke3+- (diagram on the right).
37...Nd8 38.Nh4 fxe5 39.dxe5 Nxe6 40.Nhf5+ Nxf5+
41.Nxf5+ Kh7 42.b4 a6 43.a4+- a5 44.b5 Nc5 44...d4+ is
the last straw. 45.Kd4 Nxa4 46.e6 Kg8 47.Nxh6+ Kf8
48.Nf5 Nc5 49.Kxd5+- 49.Kxd5 a4 50.h6 Nxe6 51.Kxe6+- 1-0
A long-scale strategy.

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Playing 1.f4 is all about type positions.


Bent Larsen (1935-2010)

I have polished and cleaned of all harmful moves to


clear a safe path. Depending on the circumstances, the
PBS should be played hard, flexible, smooth or
patiently. It is strong and resilient but in order to
win with it something has to be given to us: a square,
a pawn or a tempo. I had to create this system with my
own games played on the internet. Theory did not exist
or it was unusable. I decided to use and present the
Internet games anonymous. Its a new concept to use own
games played on the Internet for a book. I love to
leave main theory to discover old underestimated
openings. Develop the insights to playable systems and
win. I want to thank all of my opponents for great
fights and for beating me up when I was using wrong
manoeuvres. I used those lessons to get insights. I
hope I gave some of you similar lessons. The coin has
two sides. The process took me 15 years. A long journey
but joyful. My intention was to write only one book but
the material was extended. So I had to split it up in
two books.

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Every game and every move has been checked by the chess
programs Stockfish and Fritz 13. It will not be easy
for the reader to find a tactical mistake in the text.
It is on purpose I have chosen to comment the games
with short text. Boiling the material down and letting
the games speak for themselves. The content of the book
is compressed. Therefore I recommend that it should be
read from page one. The suggestions are for serious
club
players
but
also
professionals
can
get
inspiration. There are many pearls to be discovered. It
was not an easy task. Did I accomplish my goal? Its for
the reader to judge.

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1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5


7.c3 Nc6 8.Na3

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A) 8 ... d4

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 d4 9.e4! we do not allow a bind dxe3 10.Bxe3
With initiative Nd7 11.Qe2+/= a6 12.Rad1 Qc7 13.d4
cxd4 14.Nxd4 Nxd4 15.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 16.Rxd4 Black has a
cramped position. Bc8 cant move. Nf6 17.Qe5

17...Qxe5 18.fxe5 Nd7 19.Bxb7! +/- White seized the


initiative and won a pawn.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 d4 9.e4 dxe3 10.Bxe3 Looks innocent but...

10...Nd7 11.Re1 e6 12.d4 cxd4 13.Nxd4 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 Nb6


15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Nb5 Bd7 17.Nd6 Bc6 18.Nxb7 Qc7
19.Qd4+ Kg8 20.Qc5 winning.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 d4 9.e4 dxe3 10.Bxe3 b6 11.Ne5! Nxe5 12.fxe5!
not 12.Bxa8? Nd5 13.Bf2!N Rb8 14.d4 cxd4 15.Qxd4 e6
16.c4 Nb4 17.Qc3 Na6 18.Nb5+/=

18...Qe7 19.Bd4 Rd8? 20. Nd6+- (diagram on the right).


20...Rf8 21.Rf2 Bh6? 22.Raf1 f5 23.exf6 Qxd6 24.f7+ Rxf7
25.Rxf7 Bd7
26.c5! Finishing the game
bxc5 27.Be5 1-0

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 d4 9.e4 dxe3 10.Bxe3 b6 11.Ne5 Nxe5 12.fxe5
Nd5 13.Bf2! Bxe5 [13...Be6!?] 14.d4! cxd4 15.Bxd4 Bxd4+
16.Qxd4+/- Good home work.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 c5 5.0-0 Nc6 6.d3 d4 7.c3
Nf6 8.e4 dxe3 9.Bxe3+/= Qd6? This means injury.

10.Na3+/- b6?? Leads to further unpleasantness 10...Bf5


11.Ne5!

11.Ne5!+- Nxe5 11...Bb7 does not solve anything 12.Nb5


Qd8 13.Nxc6+- 12.fxe5 Qxe5 13.Bf4+-

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
d4 8.e4 dxe3 9.Bxe3 Bf5?! Invites danger.

10.Bxc5+/= Bxd3 11.Re1 Nc6 12.Nd4!

12...Bxb1 12...Nxd4 13.Bxd4 Bf5 14.Na3+/-. 13.Bxc6 bxc6


14.Bxe7+-

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 d4 9.e4 e5 10.Nc4 dxc3 not useful

11.bxc3 exf4 12.Bxf4 Be6 13.Nd6 Nh5 14.e5 Nxf4 15.gxf4 f6


Prevents intrusion on g5 16.d4 cxd4 17.cxd4 fxe5 18.fxe5
With easy play

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 d4 9.e4 e5 10.cxd4 cxd4 11.Nc4 exf4 12.Bxf4
Re8 again 12...Be6!?= Looks like a viable alternative
13.Ng5! +/- h6? 13...Re7!? 14. Bd6 Bh6+/=.

14.Nxf7!+- Kxf7 15.e5 Nxe5 16.Bxe5 Kg8 17.Qf3 Rf8


18.Rae1 Kh7 19.Bd6 Re8 20.Rxe8 Qxe8 21.Be5 Nh5
22.Bxg7 Nxg7 23.Nd6 with winning pressure.

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B) 8 Re8

(1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5


7.c3 Nc6 8.Na3)

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 Nc6 6.d3 Nf6 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 Re8 9.Nh4 e5 10.f5

10...e4 Black wins space 11.fxg6 fxg6 12.Bg5 exd3 13.exd3


Ne5 14.d4 cxd4 15.Qxd4 Ned7?? 15...h6 was possible
16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.Qxd5+ Qxd5 18.Bxd5+ Kg7 16.Bxd5++- Kh8
16...Kf8 is still a small chance.

17.Nxg6+! Takes home the point hxg6 18.Qh4+ 1-0.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 Re8 9.Nh4 e5 10.f5 e4 11.Bg5 Increases the
pressure.

11...h6? 11...exd3!? And Black could well hope to play


on 12.exd3 a6+/= 12.Bxf6+/- Bxf6 13.fxg6

13...fxg6 14.Nxg6 Kg7 14...Be6 15.Nf4 Bf7 16.dxe4 dxe4


17.Qa4+-15.Nf4+- At the top.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 g6 5.0-0 Bg7 6.d3 0-0 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Re8 9.Nh4 e5 10.f5 Qb6N 11.Bg5 c4+
Confrontation.

12. e3 Qxb2 12...cxd3 13.fxg6 hxg6 14.Bxf6 Qxe3+ 15.Kh1


Bxf6 16.Rxf6 13.fxg6

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13...hxg6 13...Qxa3?? taking the Knight will lose the


game 14.gxf7+ Kxf7 15.Qh5+ Ke6 16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.Qxe8+ Qe7
18.Bh3+ Kd6 19.Qxc8 Rxc8 20.Nf5+ Kc7 21.Nxe7 Bxe7
22.Bxc8 cxd3 23.Bg4+-. We dont crush lightly. 14.Bxf6
Qxa3 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Bxd5 Be6 17.dxc4 Qe7 18.Qf3+/=

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HD - IM Johan Eriksson, Torshavn


1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Re8 9.Nh4 e5 10.f5 Ne7

11.fxg6 hxg6 12.Qb3,a5 13.e4 a4 14.Qc2 dxe4 15.dxe4 Be6


16.Nf3 White is better

16...Nh7 17.Be3 Qa5 18.Qf2 Rac8 19.Nd2 Red8 20.Ndc4+/=


Qa6 21.Bxc5 Bf8 22.b3! Rxc5 23.Qxc5 Nd5 24.Qf2 Nxc3

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25.Rac1 Bxa3 26.Rxc3 Rc8 27.Qf3 Bc5+28.Kh1 Bd4+/=


Menacing 29.Rcc1 axb3 30.axb3 Qa2 31.h4 b5 32.Nd6 Rxc1
33.Rxc1 Qa3 34.Rc8+ Nf8 34...Bxc8 35.Qxf7+ Kh8 36.Qe8+
Kg7 37.Qe7+ Kg8 38.Qd8+ Kg7 39.Kh2 Qxb3 40.Qc7+ Kg8
41.Nxc8+/=. 35.Rc6+/- Qb4 36.Bf1 Qe1 37.Rc7

37...Nd7?? the position is going down the drain


38.Rxd7!+- Bxd7 38...Qf2 does not win a prize 39.Qxf2!
Mate threat 39...Bxf2 40.Rd8+ 39.Qxf7+ Kh8 40.Qf8+ Kh7
41.Qe7+ Kg8 42.Qd8+ Kh7 43.Qxd7+ Kh6 44.Nf7+ Kh5
45.Qh3 Qxe4+ 46.Qg2 1-0

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Re8 9.Nh4 e5 10.f5 Ng4 11.e4+/=

11...Nf6 12.exd5 Nxd5 13.Qf3 Nf6 14.Bg5+/-. Taking the


lead.

14...Rf8 15.Nc4 Qc7 16.Rae1 Bd7 17.Qe3 b6 18.fxg6 fxg6


19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Qh6

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White grasp the opportunity. 20...Bg7?? But even a


better move would not have saved the game 21.Bd5+ +Good timing.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.d3 d5 6.0-0 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Re8 9.Nh4 h6 10.e4 e5 11.exd5 Nxd5 12.Qb3
Taking a combat stance.

12...Be6 13.f5 (diagram on the right).


13...gxf5 14.Qxb7 Na5 15.Qb5 Rb8? 15...f4 16.Qxc5 Bf6
17.Re1+/= 16.Qxc5+/- f4 17.Qxa7 Nc6 18.Qf2+/- Home again
but with profit.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Re8 9.Nh4 b6 10.e4 dxe4 11.dxe4 Ba6N 11...e5
12.Qa4 Na5 13.f5!? 12. e5 No time to relax.

12...Bxf1 13.Qxd8 Rexd8 Inferior is 13...Raxd8 14.Bxc6


Bd3 15.exf6 exf6 16.Bxe8 Rxe8 17.Bd2+/-. 14.Bxc6 Rac8
15.exf6 Rxc6 15...Bxf6!? Should be investigated more
closely 16.Kxf1 Rxc6= 16.fxe7+/- and White is pretty
close. (diagram on the right).
16...Re8 17.Kxf1
strategy.

Rxe7

18.Nf3+/-

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with

long-scale

HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 g6 5.0-0 Bg7 6.d3 Nf6 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 Re8 9.Nh4 d4 10.e4! We seek harmony. dxe3
11.Bxe3 Bg4 12.Qc2 Rc8 13.Bxc5 b6 14.Be3 Nb4 15.Qd2+/=

15...Nxd3 16.h3 Be6 16...Bh5 17.Nb5


17.f5! +/- (diagram on the right).

Qd7

18.Nxa7+/=

17...gxf5 18.Rad1 Ne5 19.Qc2 Qc7 20.Nxf5 Bxf5 21.Qxf5+/with a strong point.

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C) 8... b6

(1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5


7.c3 Nc6 8.Na3)

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 Straight away.

10...e5? 10...Qd7 would keep Black alive 11.e5?? Nxe5!


11.fxe5+/- Ng4 12.Bg5 Qd7 12...Qe8 13.exd5 Ncxe5 14.Qxe8
Raxe8 15.Nxe5 Nxe5 16.Nc4+/-. 13.exd5 Ncxe5 14.Qxd7
Nxd7 15.Nb5 Ba6 16.a4!? Rae8 17.Rfe1 Rxe1+ 18.Nxe1 f5+White has a jewel on d5.

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HD analysis
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 e6 11.e5 White gets the
typical space advantage.

11...Nd7 12.Nb5 Ne7 13.Nd6 13.Nxa7? Is a blank shot


13...Nc8-+ Bc6 14.Qc2 Nc8 15.Nxc8 Qxc8 16.Re1 b5 17.d4
Bb7 18.Be3 cxd4 19.Nxd4+/=. The Knight likes it on d4.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 5.d3 Nf6 6.0-0 Nc6 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 Qd7 11.Qc2 dxe4 12.dxe4
Rfd8 13.e5 Ne8 14.Be3 Building the position like a
rock.

14...Qd3 15.Rfe1 Qxc2 16.Nxc2 Nc7 17.Rad1 Rxd1 18.Rxd1


Rd8 19.Rxd8+ Nxd8 Type minor pieces endgame occurred
(diagram on the right).
20.Kf2 f6 21.exf6 exf6 22.g4 Nd5 23.Nd2 Nxe3 24.Nxe3
Bxg2 25.Kxg2 Kf7 26.Kf3 White intends f5 26...Nc6 27.Ke4
Ke6 28.f5+ Kd6 29.Ndc4+ Kd7 30.a4 Bh6 31.Nd5 31.
h4!?+/-. Not easy to see.

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31...Bg5+/= 32.b4 cxb4 33.cxb4+/=. Later a draw.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 Nf6
Nc6 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bd7
Rc8 13.Rad1 Bf5 14.Nc4
Black threatens Qe6xa2
Qe6 19.Rxa7! 18.Bc1+/-

4.Bg2 g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.0-0 0-0 7.c3


10.Qc2 d4!? 11.e4 dxe3 12.Bxe3
Qd7 15.Nfe5 Nxe5 16.Nxe5 Qe6
17.Rfe1 Bh3? 17...Qxa2 18.Ra1

18...Qf5 19.Nc6 Rxc6 20.Bxc6+- And White will win.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 dxe4 11.dxe4 Qd3 11...e5
12.Nc4! Remember this move.

12.e5+/= Nd7?? 12...Ng4 saving the game 13.h3 Nh6+/=


13.Rd1+- Blitz.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 a6 11.e5 Technique by now.

11...Nd7 12.Be3 e6 13.d4 b5 14.Qd1 cxd4 15.cxd4 Nb6


16.b3 Rc8 17.Rc1 Qe7 18.Nc2 Nb4 19.Nxb4+/= Qxb4
20.Qd2 Qxd2 21.Bxd2 Rxc1 22.Rxc1 Rc8 23.Rxc8+ Nxc8

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24.Bb4 Bf8 25.Bc5 the Bishop dominates Be7 26.b4 Kf8


27.g4 h6 28.h4 Ke8 29.Bh3 Bd8 30.h5 gxh5 31.gxh5 Nb6
32.Nh2+/- Na4 33.Ng4 a5 33...Nxc5 34.bxc5 Ba5+/-

34.a3? Nxc5 35.dxc5 d4?? A transit from better to worse


35...axb4 is the best option Black has 36.axb4 Bh4
37.Nxh6 Be1= 36.Nxh6 Be4 37.Bg2 Victorious long-scale
strategy once again.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 5.0-0 Nf6 6.d3 Nc6 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bd7 10.e4 e6 11.Qc2 Rc8 12.e5 Ne8
13.Qf2 Nc7 14.d4 White stands firm.

14...Ne7 15.dxc5 bxc5 16.Qxc5 Nb5 17.Qb4 Qb6+ 17...a5!


18.Qb3 a4 19.Qxa4 Nxc3 20.Qa6=. 18.Kh1 Nxa3 19.Qxa3+/with an important increase.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.0-0 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 e6 11.e5 Nd7 12.Be3 a6
13.Qd1 Qc7 14.Nc2 f6 15.d4 fxe5 16.fxe5 h6 17.Bh3 small
advantage.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 Qd7 11.Qc2 Rad8 12.e5 Ne8
13.d4 cxd4 14.cxd4 Rc8 15.Qd2 Ba6 16.Re1 e6 17.b3 Nc7
18.Nc2 Rfd8 19.Ba3 Bf8 20.Bxf8 Rxf8 21.Rac1 Qe7 22.Bf1
Same strategy as Nigel Davies in the introduction.

22...Bxf1+/= 23.Rxf1 Na5 24.Qb4 Qxb4 25.Nxb4 Nb5 26.Kf2


Rfd8 27.Ke3 h6 28.Kd3 Kf8 29.g4 Ke7 30.a4 Nc7 31.Rc3
Ne8 31...Na8 32.f5 Rxc3+ 33.Kxc3+/= 32.Rfc1 Rxc3+
33.Rxc3 Kd7 34.h3+/= No blame.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 5.0-0 Nc6 6.d3 Nf6 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 dxe4 11.dxe4 Qe8 12.e5 Nd5
13.Ng5 Rd8 14.e6 f5 15.Nf7

15...Rxf7 15...Na5! 16.Qxe8 Rdxe8 17.Ne5 16.exf7++/= Qxf7


White wins the exchange 17.Nc4 e6 18.Ne3 a6 19.Rd1 b5
20.Qc2+/= and so on.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 Qd7 11.Qc2 dxe4 12.dxe4 e5
Its all about type positions. 13.Nc4! exf4 14.Bxf4 Ba6
15.Rfd1+/- White prepares e5 15...Qe6 16.Nd6 Nh5 17.Ng5
Qe7 18.e5

18...Nxe5? 18...Nxf4 19.gxf4 Bxe5+/- 19.Bxa8+- Rxa8


20.Bxe5 20.Qe4!? Rf8 21.Ngxf7 Nxf4 22.gxf4 Rxf7 23.Nxf7
Bb7 24.Nh6+ Kf8+- (diagram on the right).
20...Bxe5? 21.Ndxf7+- game over.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.0-0 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 e6 11.e5 Nd7 12.Nb5 Ne7
13.Nd6 Not a new position.

13...Qc7 14.Nxb7 Qxb7 15.c4 Rfd8 16.Bd2+/= I like Bg2.

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HD GM VOJNA ALEXANDER, corr. 2000


1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Qd7 10.e4 Rd8

11. Bd2 Bb7 12.Rae1 Rab8 13.Bc1 e6 14.Kh1 a5 15.f5 Ne5


16.Qxd7 Nfxd7 17.fxe6 fxe6 18.Nxe5 Nxe5 Not 18...Bxe5
19.exd5 Bxd5 20.Nc4+/= 19.exd5 Bxd5 20.Bxd5 exd5
21.Rd1 b5 22.Nc2 Nc6 Black prepares the advance d4
23.Be3 d4 24.cxd4 Nxd4 25.Nxd4 Bxd4 26.Rf3 26.Bxd4 Rxd4
27.Rfe1 Rbd8=/+ 26.Bxb2 27.Bxc5 Bd4 28.Bxd4 Rxd4 A
double Rook endgame occurred.(diagram on the right).
29.Kg2 Rb7 30.Kf2 Rf7 31.Rd2 Ra4 32.Rc2 1/2 Mutual
achievements.

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HD - SVEND ERIK KRAMER, corr.


1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 b6 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.e4 Qd7 11.Qc2 d4 12.Nc4 Rad8
13.Nce5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Qe6 15.c4 Ne8 16.Nf3 Qd7 17.Bd2
Nc7 18.Rf2 e6 19.e5

19...Rb8 20.b4 Trying to unravel the pawn chain a6 21.a4


Qe7 22.Rb1+/-

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22...Bc6 23.Rff1 Rfd8 24.Rb2 Ne8 25.Rfb1 Qc7 26.bxc5


bxc5 27.a5 h6 28.Rb6 Rxb6 29.Rxb6 Qc8 30.Bc1 Qa8
31.Ne1 Bxg2 32. Qxg2 Bf8 33.Nf3 Rd7 34.Nd2 Qc8 35.Ne4
Be7 36.Ba3 Kg7 37.Qb2 Rc7? 38.Rb8 Qd7 39.Qb6 Rc6
39...f5 doesn't change anything anymore 40.Nxc5 Bxc5
41.Bxc5+- 40.Qb7 1-0 It is virtuous by being deep.

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D) 8... Bg4

(1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5


7.c3 Nc6 8.Na3)

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.c3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 c5 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.0-0 Nf6 7.d3
0-0 8.Na3 Bg4

9. Qc2 Best by test! Qd7 10. e4 Bh3 11.Bxh3 Qxh3 12.e5


Ne8 13.Be3 b6 14.d4+/= simple virtue.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.d3
Nc6 8.Na3 Bg4 9.Qc2 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 e5 11.e4 dxe4 12.dxe4
+/=

12...Qe7 13.f5 gxf5 14.exf5 Black has a new passed pawn


but e4 15.Bg2 Rfe8 16.Bg5 Rad8 17.Rae1+/- A true
move is not difficult.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c3 c5 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 g6 6.0-0 Bg7 7.d3
0-0 8.Na3 Bg4 9.Qc2 a6N 10.e4 e6 10...d4 11.Nc4 Type
position 11.Ne5 Nxe5 12.fxe5!?

12...Nd7? 12...Nh5 only move 13.h3+/-

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Bg4 9.Qc2 Bxf3N 10.Bxf3 e5 11.e4 dxe4
11...Qd7 12.f5!? 12. dxe4+/= with a useful advantage.

12...exf4 13.gxf4 Qe7 14.Nc4 Rad8 15.a4 15.e5 Nh5+/- Rfe8


16.e5+/- Nd5 17.Nd6+- We play the PBS with courage.

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HD - GM CARSTEN HI, Blind Game in Faxe


1.f4 a blindfold game played in a market square in Faxe,
Denmark. Both players did not see or touch the
positions.g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 d5 5.0-0 Nf6 6.d3 0-0
7.c3 Nc6 8.Na3 Bg4 9.Qc2 Bxf3 10.Bxf3= e5 11.e4 exf4
11...Qd7 12.f5!? 12.gxf4+/= Qd7 13.e5 Ne8 14.Be3 d4
15.cxd4 cxd4 16.Bd2 Nc7 17.Nc4 Nd5 18.Nd6 Here comes
the goal-getter Ne3 19.Bxe3 dxe3 20.Qc5 White threatens
to win pawn-e3. Rad8 21.Kh1 f6= 22.d4 22.Qxe3? Is no
good because of 22...fxe5 23.Bd5+ Kh8 24.Bxc6 Qxc6+
25.Ne4 exf4 26.Rxf4 Rxf4 27.Qxf4 Bxb2-+. fxe5 23.fxe5
Black has a cramped position. Kh8+/= 24.Qd5 24.a3+/=.
e2?? Forfeits the advantage 24...Rf4 had to be tried to
avoid defeat 25.Bg2 Rxd4 26.Nf7+ Kg8=. 25.Bxe2+- h6
26.Qe4 Kh7 27.Bd3 Ne7 28.Rg1 Rf5 28...Qc6 the only
chance to get some counter play 29.Rac1 Qxe4+ 30.Bxe4
Rd7+-.

29.Rxg6!! Crushing Black utterly. Kxg6 30.Rg1+ Kh7


31.Qg4 Rg8 32.Nxf5 Kh8 33.Nxe7 Qxe7 34.Qg6 1-0

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On the Chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not


last long.
Lasker (1868-1941)

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E) 8... Bf5

(1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5


7.c3 Nc6 8.Na3)

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 Bf5
7.Nh4

7...Bd7 8.e4 dxe4 9.dxe4 Bb5 10.Re1 e6 11.Nc3 Bc6 12.Be3


Qxd1 13.Raxd1+/=

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 g6 5.0-0 Bg7 6.d3 0-0 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Bf5 9.Nh4 Rc8!? 9...Bg4 10.h3 Bc8 11.e4+/=.
10.Nxf5 gxf5 White has the pair of Bishops 11.Be3 b6
12.Nc2 White is ok.

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F) 8... Qc7

(1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5


7.c3 Nc6 8.Na3)

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 c5 6.d3 0-0 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Qc7 9.Nh4 b6 10.e4 dxe4 11.dxe4 Ba6 12.Re1
Rad8 12...e5 13.f5!? 13.Qa4 Bb7 14.e5 Nd5 15.Rd1 e6
16.Nb5 Qb8 17.Nd6 Nothing new. The position starts to
play itself.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Qc7 9.Qc2 a6 10.e4 dxe4 11.dxe4 e5 11...Rd8
12.Be3= 12.Nc4+/=

12...exf4 13.Bxf4+/- Qd8 14.Rad1 Nd7 15.Bd6 Re8

16.Bxc5! b5 17.Nb6! Rb8 18.Nxc8 Qxc8 19.Bd6+- The White


army work in harmony.

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G) 8... a6

(1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5


7.c3 Nc6 8.Na3)

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 a6?! 9. Nh4 so skilful.

9...Bg4 10. h3 Bd7 11.e4 dxe4 12.dxe4 e5 13.f5 gains


space. b5 14.g4+/= Black is in danger.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 5.d3 Nc6 6.0-0 Nf6 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 a6 9.Nh4 Qd6?! Weak move. 10.e4! dxe4 11.dxe4
Qxd1 12.Rxd1 Bg4 13.Re1 Rad8 14.Be3 b6 15.Nc4 b5
16.Nb6

16...c4?? 16...Nd7 would be a reprieve 17.Nxd7 Rxd7


18.Bxc5 Rc8+/= 17.e5+- Nice position.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 Nc6 6.d3 Nf6 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 a6 9.Nh4 e5 10.f5 Qd6 11.e4 b5 12.Bg5 12.exd5!?
Should not be overlooked 12...Ne7 13.fxg6 Nxg6
14.Nf3+/=. 12...dxe4 13.dxe4= Qxd1 14.Raxd1+/= Elegant
simplicity.

14...Bb7 15.Rd6 Ng4 16.Bh3, Bh6 17.Nf3 Bxg5 18.Nxg5 Ne3


18...gxf5 19.Rxf5 h5 20.Bxg4 hxg4 21.Rdf6+/= 19.Rf3
(diagram on the right).
19...Nc4?? Black falls apart 19...b4 20.cxb4 cxb4
21.Rxe3 bxa3 22.fxg6 hxg6 23.Rxa3 Rad8 24.Rxd8 Rxd8+/-.
20.Nxc4+- bxc4 21.fxg6 hxg6

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22. Nxf7 Right timing. Rxf7 23.Be6 Nd8 (diagram on the


right).
24.Rxd8+! Remove defender: Rxd8 25.Rxf7 Rd6 25...Re8 no
good, but what else? 26.Bxc4 Rd1+ 26...Rc6 hardly
improves anything 27.Rf1+ Influence is dangerous in
chess.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 a6 9.Nh4 Qc7 10.e4 Rd8 11.e5 Ne8 12.d4 cxd4
13.cxd4 Qb6 14.Nc2 e6 15.b3 a5 16.Ba3 a4 17.Qd3 Qa6
18.Qxa6 Rxa6 19.Rfc1 Bf8 20.Bxf8 Kxf8 all simple and
good.

21. Bf1 Ra8 22.Nf3 Nc7 23.b4 Na7 24.Na3 Blocks the pawn
on a4 24...Ne8 25.Rc3 Bd7 Black has again a cramped
position 26.Rac1 Ke7 27.g4 h6 28.h4 Rdc8 29.Bd3? Rxc3
30.Rxc3 Rc8 31.Rxc8 Nxc8 32.Kf2 Nc7 33.Ke3 Na7 34.h5
gxh5 35.gxh5 Ncb5 36.Nb1 Nc7 37.Nh2 Kf8 37...f5!?= has
some apparent merit 38.Ng4+/- (diagram on the right).
38...Kg7 39.Nf6 much stronger is: 39.f5! exf5 40.Nf6
Be6+/-. Bb5+/= 40.Bc2 Bc6 40...Nc8 41.f5+/=. 41.Nc3 a3
42.Nb1+/=

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HD - Gudni Stefan Petursson, Icelandic Team


Championship
1.f4 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.0-0 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 a6 9.Nh4 e5 10.f5 Ne7 11.e4 dxe4 11...gxf5
12.Nxf5 Nxf5 13.exf5!? 12.dxe4 Qxd1 13.Rxd1 The Rook
contends with nothing.

13...gf5 14.ef5 Nxf5 15.Nxf5 15.Bxb7 Bxb7 16.Nxf5 Rfd8+/=.


Bxf5 16.Bxb7 Black's pawn structure deteriorated.

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16...Ra7 17.Bg2 Be4? 17...Be6!? and Black`s position is


not easy to cut down. 18. Be3 Rc7 19.Rd6 Bxg2 20.Kxg2
Ra8 21.Nc4+- The Knight is on top of the world

21...Ng4 22.Bg1 Bf8 23.Rd5 23.Rb6!? Be7 24.Re1 f6+- f6+/24.Rad1 Be7 25.h3 Nh6 26.g4 Nf7 27.Be3 h6 28. Kf3 Ng5+
29.Bxg5 hxg5 30.Ke4 Kf7 31.Kf5 Rc6? 32.Rd7+- Rh8
33.R1d6 33.Rb7!? Keeps an even firmer grip Rhc8 34.Rb7
R8c7 35.Rxc7 Rxc7 36.Rxa6 Rd7 37.Ke4 Rd1 38.Ne3 Rh1
39.Nf5 Bf8 40.Kd5 Rxh3 41.Ra7+ Kg6 there is nothing
else anyway 42.Ke6 Rd3 43.Rf7 1-0 A logical game.

All that matters on the Chessboard is good


moves.
Fischer (1943-2008)

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H) 8... Rb8

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 c5 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 g6 5.0-0 Bg7 6.d3 Nf6 7.c3
0-0 8.Na3 Rb8 9.Ne5 Bd7
9...Qc7 10.Qa4 Nxe5 11.fxe5 Bd7 12.Qh4 Qxe5 13.e4 dxe4
14.Bf4 Qe6 15.Bxb8 Rxb8 16.Qf4 Rc8 17.dxe4 Ng4 18.Bh3
h5 19.Nc2 Be5 20.Qg5 Bc6 21.Bxg4 hxg4 22.Ne3 Bf6
23.Qxg4 Qxe4 24.Qxe4 Danielsen,H (2526) - Lauber,A
(2424)/Germany 2001 1-0.
10.e4 dxe4 11.Nxd7= Qxd7 12.dxe4 with a good stance.
White has the pair of Bishops.

12...Qc7 13.Be3 Rfd8 14.Qe2 Nd7 15.Rad1 b6 16.Rd2 Nf8


17.Rfd1 Rxd2 18.Rxd2 Rd8 19.e5 Ne6 20.Nb5 Rxd2
21.Qxd2 Qc8 22.Qd5 Ned8 23.a4 e6 24.Qd3 Bf8 25.b3 h5
26.Be4 Kg7 27.Nd6 Bxd6 28.Qxd6 Na5 28...Qa6!?+/29.Qe7+- Nxb3 30.Qxa7 Nc6 31.Qxb6 Nca5+/- with
control.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Rb8 9.Ne5 Qc7 10.Qa4 Nd7

11. Nxc6 bxc6 12.e4 c4 Black complicate matters 13.d4


Nb6 14.Qa5 Be6? 14...Na8!? And Black can hope to
survive 15.Qxc7 Nxc7=. 15.f5+/-

15...Bd7 16.Bf4+- Taking advantage of Black`s disorder.

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HD analysis
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 c5 7.c3
Nc6 8.Na3 Rb8 9.Ne5!? a beautiful Knight. 9.Nh4 b5
10.f5!? is ok. 10...b4 11.Nc2 bxc3 12.bxc3 e6 13.fxg6 fxg6
14.Bf4 e5 15.Bg5!?

9...Nxe5
9...Qc7 10.Qa4 Nxe5 11.fxe5 Bd7 (11...Qxe5?? 12. Bf4+-)
12.Qd1 (12.Qf4 Nh5 13.Qg5 Qxe5 14.Qxe5 Bxe5 15.Bxd5!?;
12.Qh4 Qxe5 13.e4 Rbd8 14.exd5 Nxd5 15.Nc4 Qe6 16.Bh6
Bxh6 17.Qxh6!?) 12...Qxe5 13.Bf4 Qh5 14.Bxb8 Ng4 15.h3
Ne3 16.g4 Qh4 17.Qc1 Nxg2 18.Kxg2 Rxb8 19.Qe1 Qg5
20.Qc1 Qe5 21.Qf4 Qxf4 22.Rxf4!?
10. fxe5 Ng4 11.d4 cxd4 12.cxd4 f6 13.h3 Nh6 14.exf6 exf6
15.Bf4 Ra8 16.Rc1+/- old analysis, correct but limited.
(diagram on the right).

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Set ups with Nh6

1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nh6

Nh6 without c5
Nh6 with c5
Why Nh6 instead of Nf6? To leave Bg7 with influence,
and to use f5-square for Nh6. To increase the pressure
on the square e3.It can then be entrenched with h7-h5.
Black has two different ways of playing this system.
With or without the pawn move c7- c5. Black usually
delays castling for a few moves. Slow is c7-c6 and Qd8b6 with a dual attack on b2 while eying the a7-g1
diagonal. White answer d2-d3,c2-c3 , e2-e4, Qd1.e2 and
Bc1-e3 (see HD-Langgaard).
A Nh6-g4 planning Ng4-e3 or Ng4-f2 transfer to the c7c6 and Ng8-f6 system and will be covered in volume II.

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Nh6 in connection with b7-b6 and Bc8-b7 (HD-GM Nunn)


Nh6, Nc6 and not moving the c7 pawn covered in vol.II.
A setup with c7-c5 is quieter. Black tries to create a
bind with d5-d4. We dont allow it and answer d5-d4 with
e2-e4. (See the study material) The centre expansion
e2-e4 enables us to meet every challenge and to
establish harmony in our army.
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nh6 5.d3 c6 5...0-0 6.c3
b6 7.0-0 Bb7 8.Na3 Nbd7 9.Qc2 and e2-e4 6.c3 Qb6 7.e4!
dxe4 8.dxe4 0-0 9.Qe2 and Be3 with a stable centre.
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 or 4...Nh6 5.d3 d4
6.0-0 Nf5 7.c3 c5 8.e4! dxe3 9.Na3 Nc6 10.Re1 0-0
11.Bxe3 Nxe3 12.Rxe3 with a type position 5.0-0 Nc6 6.d3
d4 7.c3 Nh6 8.e4! dxe3 9.Bxe3 with initiative.

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HD Henrik Langgaard, Corr, 2001


1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nh6 5.d3 c6 6.c3 Qb6 7.e4
dxe4 8.dxe4 0-0 9.Qe2= Rd8 10.h3+/= Nh6 is stagnated.
One bad piece can destroy the position.

10...Qa6 11.Be3 Be6 12.Nbd2+/- (diagram on the right).


12...Qxe2+ 13.Kxe2 Na6 14.Rhd1 f5 14...f6!?+/-. 15.Ng5
Bc8 16.Nc4 Re8 17.e5 Nf7 18.Nxf7 Kxf7 19.Rd2 Nc7
20.Rad1 Be6 21.Na5+-

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21...Bd5 22.Bf3! Bf8 23.Nxb7 Rec8 24.Kf2! Worse is 24.


Bxd5+ cxd5 25.Kf2 a5+-. Rab8 25.Nc5 Ke8 26.c4! Bxf3
27.Kxf3 e6 28.Nd7 Ra8 29.Nf6+ Kf7 30.Rd7+ Be7 31.Rxe7+!
Mate attack.Kxe7 32.Rd7+ Kf8 33.Bc5#

The virtue of training. 1-0

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HD GM John Nunn, EU-CUP, 1999


1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nh6 5.d3 0-0 6.c3 b6 7.0-0
Bb7 8.Na3 Nd7 9.Qc2 Re8 10.e4 dxe4 11.dxe4 with a
stable centre. Nc5 12.Rd1 Qc8 13.e5 Qg4 14.Qe2 Nf5
15.Be3 Ne6 16.Nc2 Rad8 17.Ncd4 Nexd4 18.cxd4

18...Nxe3 18...Bd5 19.Bf2=. 19.Qxe3 Bd5 20.Ng5 Bxg2


21.Kxg2 Rd5 22.Rac1 h6 23.h3 Qc8+/= 24.Ne4 Red8 25.Nc3
R5d7 26.Qe4 e6 27.Rc2 Kh7 28.a3 Qa6 29. g4 White
prepares f5. 29...Qc4 30.Ne2 Qa4 31.f5 exf5 32.gxf5
Bxe5??+- 32...Re7!? and Black is still in the game.
(diagram on the right).
33.fxg6+ 33.Nc3 seems even better 33...Qc4 34.Qxe5 Rxd4
35.fxg6+ fxg6 36.Rxd4 Qxd4 37.Qxc7+ Rd7 38.Qc6+-.
fxg6+/- 34.Nc3 Rxd4? 35. Nxa4 Rxe4 36.Rxd8 Rxa4 37.Re2
Rd4 38.Rxd4 Bxd4 39.Re7+ Kg8 and now 40.b3+- with a
winning position but time was up. 0-1

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HD IM Simon Bekker Jensen, Danish league,


2011
1.f4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Nh6 5.d3 d4 6.c3 c5 7.0-0
Nf5
7...0-0 8.e4 dxe3 9.Bxe3 Qc7
(9...Nd7 10.Na3 Rb8 11.Nc4 Ng4 12.a4 Nxe3 13.Nxe3 b6
14.d4 cxd4 15.Nxd4 Bxd4 16.Qxd4 Nc5 17.Qe5 Nd7 18.Qb5
Nf6 19.Rfd1 Qc7 20.Qc4 Qxc4 21.Nxc4 Bb7 22.Ne5 Bxg2
23.Kxg2 Rb7 24.Rd4 Danielsen,H (2526)-Armbrust,F
(2306)/Pardubice 2008/CBM 125 Extra/1-0(59))
10.Na3 Nd7 11.Re1 e6 12.d4 Ng4 13.Ne5 Nxe3 14.Rxe3 Rd8
15.Qb3 Qb6 16.Nac4 Qxb3 17.axb3 cxd4 18.cxd4 Bf8 19.Rc3
Rb8 20.Rac1 Bb4 21.R3c2 Nf6 22.Kf1 Danielsen,H (2511)Hansen,C (2613)/Copenhagen 2005/CBM 107 ext./- (32)
8.e4 dxe3 9.Na3 Nc6 10.Nc4 0-0 11.Re1 Qc7 12.Bxe3 Nxe3
13.Rxe3 Be6 A Polar Bear player at an opportune moment,
turn himself into a wrecking ball!

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14. Rxe6 fxe6 15.Ng5 Qd7 16.Qe2 Nd8 17.Bh3 the pressure
on the isolated pawn grows 17...Kh8 18.Re1 Bf6 19.Bxe6
Nxe6 20.Nxe6+/-

20...Rfc8 21.Ne5+- Qe8 22.g4 Kg8 23.Qe4 Bxe5 24.Qxe5


Qf7 25.Ng5 25.Nc7! Qf6 26.Qd5+ Kh8 27.Qf3 Rc7 28.Re6+/Qg7 29.Qe3 b6 30.Re5 30.f5! And White is on the road to
success gxf5 31.Rh6+- Rd7+/= 31.Ne6 Qf6 32.Qe4 Rc8
33.g5 Qf7 34.f5 Rd6 35.Nf4+/- Rf8 36.Qb7 gxf5 37.Rxe7+Qg8 38.h4 Re8 39.Qxa7 h6 40.Kf2 hxg5 41.hxg5 Rdd8?? a
better move would not have saved the game. 42.g6 Rxe7
43.Qxe7 Re8 44.Qg5 Qg7 45.Nd5 Re6 46.Qd8+ Qg8
47.Qh4+ Kg7 48.Nf4 48.Ne7 Rxe7 49.Qxe7+ Kxg6 50.Qd6+
Kh7 51.Qh2+ Kg7 52.Qg3+ Kf8 53.Qxg8+ Kxg8+- Rc6 49.Qg5
Qf8 50.Qg2 Qd6?? The final mistake, not that it
matters anymore 51.Qh2 Qe7 52.Qh7+ (see Diagram) 1-0.

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nh6 5.d3 d4 6.0-0 Nf5 7.c3
c5 8.e4 dxe3 9.Na3 Nc6 10.Re1 0-0 11.Bxe3 Nxe3 12.Rxe3
Bf5 13.Nh4 Bd7 14.Qe2 Re8 15.Nf3, Rc8 16.Re1 with a
stable e-file control. Bg4 17.h3 Bd7 18.Nc4 b5 19.Nce5
Nxe5 20.Nxe5 e6 21.a3 Qc7 22.Rd1 Red8 23.d4 Be8 24.d5
exd5 25.Rxd5 Rxd5 26.Bxd5 Rd8

27. Nxg6! +/- a clear strike hxg6 28.Rxe8+ Kh7 29.Bxf7!+c4?? Black has lost his nerve... understandable when
you consider his position (diagram on the right).
30.Bxg6+! Mate attack Kxg6 31.Qg4+ Kf7 31...Kh6 does
not improve anything 32.Qg5+ Kh7 33.Qh5+ Bh6 34.Qf5+
Kg7 35.Qf8+ Kg6 36.Re6+ Kh7 37.Rxh6# 32.Qe6# 1-0

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HD IM Steffen Pedersen,
Danish Ch-ship, 2000
1. f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nh6 5.d3 c5 6.0-0 Nc6 7.e4
dxe4 8.dxe4 Qxd1 9.Rxd1 e5 9...Nd4!? And Black has air
to breathe.

10.Nc3+/- 0-0 11.Nd5 Stands like a tree.(diagram on the


right).
11...Bg4 12.c3 f5 13.Re1 fxe4 13...Bxf3!? 14.Bxf3 Rae8+/-.
14.Nxe5 Nxe5 15.fxe5 Bf3 16.Bxh6+- Bxh6 17.Nf6+ Kg7
18.Nxe4 Bxe4 19.Bxe4 Rf7 20.Rad1+- Re8 21.Rd5 b6
22.Bd3 Ree7 23.Kg2 Rf8 24.Bb5 Rf5 25.Re2 Rf8 26.a4 Rb8
27.Rd6 with domination. 27.e6 makes it even easier for
White.

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27...Kh8 28.Kf3 Rf8+ 29.Ke4 Rf5 30.Kd5 Bf8 31.Rd8 Kg7


32.Bd7 Rf1 33.Kc6 Ref7 34.e6 R7f2 34...R7f6 praying for
a miracle 35.Ra8 R1f2 36.Rxf2 Rxf2 37.Rxa7 Kf6+35.Rxf8! 1-0

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HD - K. Edvardsson, Reykjavik, 2003


1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 g6 5.0-0 Bg7 6.d3 d4 7.c3
Nh6 8.e4! dxe3 9.Bxe3 Qd6? Each mistake teaches us
something. 10. Na3+/-

10...e6? 11. Nc4+- Qe7 12.Nfe5 Nxe5 13. fxe5+- 0-0 14.Qd2
Nf5 15.Bg5 Qc7 16.g4 Ne7 17.Bf6 Sits like a stone.
(diagram on the right)17...Nd5 18.Rae118.Bxg7!? 18...Bd7
19.g5 Bc6 20.Be4 Ne7 21.Nd6 Rad8 22.Qf4 Nf5+/- 23.Bxf5
gxf5?? terrible, but what
else could Black do to
save the game? 24. Re3+Bxf6 24...Rxd6 a last
effort
to
resist
the
inevitable 25.exd6 Qa5+25.gxf6 Kh8 26.Kf2 Rg8
27.Rg1 Rg6 28.Rh3 Rdg8
29.Qh4!! Mate attack 1-0

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HD - NN, Internet
1. f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c6 5.c3 Nh6 6.d3 Qb6 7.e4
Ng4 8.Qe2

8...0-0 9.h3+/= dxe4 10.dxe4 Nf6 11.Be3 Qa6 12.Nbd2


Qxe2+ 13.Kxe2 Na6 Black has as we say: a cramped
position

14.Rhd1 b6 15.c4 Bb7 16.e5 Ne8 17.Nd4+-

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1. f4 is just a normal move.


Bent Larsen (1935 2010)

Hunting with 1.f4


A real PBS player never attacks premature. He is always
in control. He never runs away from any kind of
challenge, but does not try to suppress or control an
opponent unnaturally.
He ignores the opponent`s threat by imposing his own
treat. He cast of limiting thoughts and fights in a
vibrant and joyful manner.
He plays with a feeling of constantly crushing the
Black position.

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HD - Pall Sigurdsson, Reykjavik team ch-ship


1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c3 Nc6 4.d3 Bg4 5.Qb3 Rb8 6.Ne5 Qd6
7.d4 Bf5

8. e4! +/- hard as a diamond. Bd7 8...Bxe4?? The pawn


must be left alone, otherwise Black will be punished
9.Nxc6 Qe6 10.Ne5+- 9.Nd2 e6 10.Nxd7 Qxd7 11.e5+/beautiful

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HD - NN, Internet
1.f4 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d3 Bg4 5.Ne5 Bf5? 6.e4!
Nothing new. See volume II.

6... dxe4?? 7. Qb3+/-. 7 moves and White is winning. e6??


8.Qxb7+- Nbd7 9.Nxc6 Qc8 10.Qxc8+ Rxc8 11.Nxa7 Ra8
12.Nb5 Rc8 13.d4 Be7 14.a4 0-0 15.N1a3 15.a5 might be
the shorter path. Ne8?! hardly fazing for the opponent
16.a5 Nc7 17.Bc4 17.Nxc7 makes it even easier for White
Nxb5 18.Bxb5 Nb8 19.0-0 Bxa3 20.Rxa3 Rc7 21.a6 21.b4
keeps an even firmer grip Ra7 22.Be3 Rc8 23.c4 Nd7
24.d5 Nc5 25.Bxc5 Rxc5 26.b4 Rc8 27.d6 e5 28.fxe5 Bd7
29.Bxd7 Rxd7 30.c5 and 1-0

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HD (2495) - Peter Heine Nielsen (2530)


DEN-ch playoff Copenhagen (4), 1996
1.f4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 d6 6.d3 e6 7.e4
Nge7 8.a4 a6 9.c3 0-0 10.Be3 Rb8 11.Nbd2 b5 12.axb5+/=
axb5

13. d4 more space. cxd4 14.cxd4 Bd7 15.Bf2 Na5 16.Qe2


b4 17.Rfc1 Bb5 18.Qe1 d5 19.e5 Nc4 20.Nxc4+/= Bxc4
21.g4 Bh6 22.Bh4! Bxf4 23.Bf6! manifests power.
(diagram on the right)
23...Re8
24.Ra7
Ra8
25.Rca1+/- Rxa7 26.Rxa7
Bd3?
26...Bh6!?+/-.
27.Qa1 Qb6 28.Bxe7 Be3+
29.Kh1 Bxd4 30.Ra8 Qc6
31.Rxe8+ Qxe8 32.Bxb4
Bb6 33.Qc1 Be4 34.Ng5 a
logical game! 1-0
(see diagram).

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HD - Peter Heine Nielsen, Dalum Papir Cup


1.f4 c5 2.b3! A Bird setup to confuse Black. Nc6 3.Bb2 d5
4.e3 Nf6 5.Bb5 g6 6.Bxc6+ bxc6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Ne5
Qc7 10.Nc3 Rb8 11.Qc1

11...c4 12.bxc4 dxc4 13.Rb1 13.Nxc4? Is worthless Be6


14.Ba1 Rxb1 15.Qxb1 Rb8 16.Qc1 Nd5 17.Qa3 Nb4
17...Bxe5? Doesnt solve anything 18.Nxd5 Qd6 19.Nxe7+
Kf8 20.Qxd6, Bxd6 21.Nxc6+/-. 18.Qa4 Bxe5 19.fxe5 c5
20.Ne4 Bf5 20...h6! 21. Ng5!!+/- Divine (diagram on the
right).
21...Bxc2? 21...h6!? 22. Rxf7+- h6?? The position was
bad, and this mistake simply hastens the end 23.e6!!
hxg5 24.Rg7+ Kh8 25.Rxe7+ Kg8 26.Qe8+!! Mate attack
Rxe8 27.Rxe8+ Kh7 28.Rh8# 1-0

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HD - GM Sune Berg Hansen, Politiken Cup, 2005


1. f4 b5 2.Nf3 Bb7 3.e4! It echoes

3...Bxe4 4.Nc3 Bb7 4...Bxf3 5.Qxf3 Nc6 6.Bxb5 5.Bxb5+/=


e6 6.Qe2 Nh6 7.b3 Be7 8.Bb2 0-0 9.0-0-0 Nc6 10.d4 a6
11.Bxc6 Bxc6 12.d5 exd5 12...Bb7!?+/= looks like a
viable alternative 13.Nxd5+/- Powerful.

13...Bd6 14.Qc4 Kh8 15.g4 f6 16. Rhg1 Ng8 17.g5+- With


attack.

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17...Bxd5 18.Rxd5 Qe7 19.gxf6 gxf6? 20. Kb1 Rae8


21.Rdg5 Rf7 22.a4 Qe6 23.Qd4 Ref8 23...Qe7 is not much
help 24.R5g4 Qe7 25.Qd5 Bc5 26.R1g2 c6 27.Qg5 1-0

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HD (2520) GM Helgi Olafsson (2474)


Reykjavik op Reykjavik (3) 2002
1.f4 c5 2.b3 Nf6 3.Bb2 g6 4.e4 Bg7 5.Bc4 d6 6.e5 surprise
can cause a loss of balance.

6...dxe5 7.fxe5 Nd5 8.Qf3 e6 9.Qg3 Nc6 10.Nf3 a6 11.Nc3


b5 12.Bd3 Ncb4 13.Ne4 0-0 14.Nxc5 Qc7 15.Qf2 Nxd3+
16.cxd3 a5 17.0-0 b4 18.Rac1 Qd8 19.Qg3 h6 20.Nd4 Qb6
21.Kh1 Nc3 22.Ncxe6 Bxe6 23.dxc3 bxc3 24.Bxc3 a4
25.Rb1 25.Nxe6!? Qxe6 26.Rb1+/- axb3+/= 26.axb3 Black
is negligent and misses his chance. (diagram on the
right).
26...Rfc8? 26...Bd5+/= would keep Black in the game
27.Nxe6+- Qxe6 28.d4 Ra3 29.Bb4, Ra2+/- 30.Rf2 Rxf2
31.Qxf2 Qd5 32.Bd6 Rc3 33.b4 h5 34.b5 Rb3 35.Rxb3 Qxb3
36.Qf1 the Polar Bear System is strong and resilient.1-0

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Question to Rubinstein!
Who is your opponent tonight?
Answer
Tonight I am playing against the Black
pieces
Akiba Rubinstein (1880-1961)

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In Conclusion
This last part is intended to tie up a few loose ends.
1. f2-f4 is the Bird opening. Played by Henry Bird in
1873.This got him out of the books and created unique
positions. The Polar bear system is 1.f2-f4 followed by
the fianchetto of the Kingside Bishop. My intention was
to write only one book but the material was extended,
so I had to split it up in two or more books. I did my
best and I hope you will continue the exploration of
the system in upcoming books. Where I will finish 1.f4,
d5 and continue with 1.f4, e5 the Froms gambit.
Finally, I would like to wish all readers joy and
success with the Polar Bear System.
GM Henrik Danielsen
www.polarbearsystem.com

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