Sicilian Kalashnikov Powerbook 2019

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For this launch of the first Kalashnikov Powerbook an Elo average of at least 2400 was set. This threshold was crossed by 4500 games from the Mega database and from correspondence chess; to them were added approx. 18 000 games from the engine room of playchess.com. After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5, arises the starting position, so the book includes the Löwenthal Variation (5.Nb5 a6) too. The Kalashnikov Variation is to a certain extent an offshoot of the Sveshnikov System. The move ...e5 is preferred and Nf6 is delayed thus retaining the option of possibly developing this knight to e7 or playing Bf8-e7-g5. Evgeny Sveshnikov was not only the one for whom the system was named but also contributed considerably to its development. But by 1987 the Russian had almost completely gone over to the Kalashnikov Variation and is still playing it today!

7月 2019
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