Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lasker's Defense in Informant 111

Black to play.
"The Most Important Novelty of Informant 110" by Josip Asik in Informant 111 and at ChessCafe analyzes the game Topalov - Anand, Nanjing 2010 (discussed here last year), which featured a very interesting novelty in Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit.  It also includes a very thorough treatment of the 12...Be6 line (traditionally called the Cotlar Counter-Attack) in classic Informant style.  There are now enough resources online to develop a GM-level knowledge of the Lasker:

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