Despite the club members believing me to be a walking encyclopedia in opening theory because of my postal exploits, my method to play chess as I have reported is based upon my square count system where I planned my strategy from move 1. The system for white is called the Averbakh attack. I do not remember when this system came into being. The opening books I mentioned (MCO15 and NCO) are references worthy of study.
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Bg5
I always try to play aggressively, following Capablanca’s excellent suggestion in his own manual where he described such as Bg5 being “combined development.” But more than that! It carries a mean sting for the unwary and sees both Bishops playing as a team.
With this Bishop aggressive play, Black cannot play immediately to the center with 6. … e5 which loses a pawn…
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