Monin Nikolay, International Master
Revelations of the analyst Part 2
Other popular continuation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Qg4 Kf8 9.Bd3 Nxd2 10.Kxd2 c5 11.h4
has brought success to white in well-known game Tomas-Tarrash, Karlovy Vary, 1923. where it further has followed 11... Nc6 12. Rh3 c4 13. Be2 Ne7 14. Nf3 with white overweight. In truth in the fifties of XX-th century Polish master, and later Grandmaster ICCF Bogdan Sliva developed a counterattack
11...Qa5 12.Rh3 cxd4 13.Rg3 Qc3 14.Ke2 Rg8.
Known also the game Nej - Sliva, 1959 in which black won: 15. Rb1 b6 16. Kd1? (16. Kf1?! Ba6 18. Ke2) Nd7 17.f4 Nc5! 18. Ne2 Nxd3 19. Rxd3 Qa5 etc. Nevertheless, in Tsinnovice tournament (1967), in a game Fuks-Sliva the Polish masters idea was delivered a serious, perhaps fatal blow. Domestic preparation of white 15.Re1! b6 16. Kf1 Qc7 17. Nf3 Ba6 18. Nd4 Qd7 19. Qf4 Bxd3 20.cxd3 Na6 21. Rf3 Rc8 22. Nb5! Has crowned their full triumph. I admit, my attempts to oppose something constructive to the white plan 15. Re1!; 16. Kf1 and further Nf3 with idea Bh7, or (instead of Nf3) Ne2-f4-h5 did not prove a success. There remained struggle for a drawn game in the variant 10...Qg5 11. Qxg5 hxg5 12.f4! gxf4 13. Rf1 Nc6 and white stands only a little bit better. Or... hell to the Mak-Ketchon counter-attack, the more I disliked the variantion 9.h4 f5 10.exf6 Qxf6 11. Nf3 Nc6 12. Qf4 Nxd2 13. Qxd2 e5 14.0-0-0!
and white is stable better. The intuition has prompted "Seach!", and generally speaking it has bothered to pick up leavigs from the lordly table. In short, couple of years has passed and...
And the ice has broken. But where, about it dear sirs, we shall speak next time.