An introduction to the Veresov Attack 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3. It features a game in which I crush a reasonably strong guest (we had drawn the game before) who only makes 2 very natural looking errors (…OO and …c4). I have ordered Nigel Davies’ book on the Veresov via Amazon. www.amazon.com I still have much to learn about this interesting opening that I never really took seriously before.
In this video I explore a gambit line for Black in the Four Knight’s English: 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Nd4!? I found this idea in the book Starting Out: The English, by Neil McDonald. He spends one sentence dismissing White’s acceptance of the gambit with 5.Nxe5. Being curious, I launch an exploration into this line… Black gets good attacking chances in all lines, but it’s by no means a forced win. Especially after the best defense 8.Kf2, Black has some work to do. I ran short of time so this video doesn’t really have a conclusion. Basically, White can survive, but Black has enough long-term compensation for his pawn.
Video Rating: 4 / 5