A weapon against the Trompowsky

11/25/2003 – After 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Black players often face difficulties. The opponent usually knows more about the "Trompowsky" than they do. On Thursday our GM trainer Dorian Rogozenko will provide you with "anti-Trompowsky" strategies that will stand you well. Here's how you can attend his lecture.

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Our GM trainer Dorian Rogozenko writes: "After the opening the most important thing is to get the kind of positions which we know very well. This helps us find the right plans and at the same time makes the opponent feel uncomfortable, which eventually leads to mistakes.

After 1.d4 Nf6 the move 2.Bg5 is usually designed exactly for that – to get certain types of positions with which the White player is well acquainted. In practice Black players often are worried when they know that the opponent might play 2.Bg5.

My lecture on Thursday has the purpose of providing Black with a simple and easy-to-learn weapon against the Trompowsky. The main idea is to get a different kind of positions than after main lines of 2.Bg5. Moreover, the system I want to present for Black contains several traps into which White can easily fall, if he is not prepared for them.

GM Dorian Rogozenko's lectures begin at 21:00h server time (= MET, Middle European Time), which translates to 20:00h London and 3 p.m. New York. You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client here.

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