Simon Says — The Torre Attack

by Simon Williams
6/3/2019 – Grandmaster Simon Williams says give the Torre Attack the ole college try! He'll show you the main ideas to whet your appetite for his latest DVD on this popular opening for amateur tournament players. Watch live for free starting at the usual time: 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST / 12 Noon EDT).

The Torre Attack The Torre Attack

The Torre Attack is an extremely effective way of taking your opponent into an uncomfortable situation right from move one.

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Week 23

I have recently finished filming a DVD for Chessbase on the Torre Attack. In this hour long Simon Says I will show you some of the main ideas behind the opening, including some quite shocking and exciting new ideas. Come and join the show to learn more about this opening.

To get in the right mindset, in the following position d5 is a rare yet very dangerous idea, we take a look at this and other Torre ideas in today's Simon Says.

 

Can you guess Black's most recent preferred reply? The answer is below!


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About Simon Says

In early 2015 Simon Williams launched his own show called "Simon says" after producing the first of his ChessBase video series. On a weekly basis (with breaks for tournaments and chess events) Simon entertains the chess world with attacking ideas, play strategies and witty manoeuvres on the chess board.

ChessBase Premium members have permanent access to the videos in the archive. Over 60 shows and counting have been published to date. Their lengths differ but most of them run for about 60 minutes.

Read more in Meeting Simon Williams.

Much more from Simon's shows in the archive at Videos.ChessBase.com

Recent Simon Says shows

Still more Simon

On another note, Simon recently published his newest DVD "The Torre Attack". 

Here's a teaser:


The Tactical Chigorin

Opening with the Chigorin shows your intention to play for a win right from the outset. After 2...Nc6 Black's pieces fly into the game putting pressure on White's position from a very early stage. This opening is ideal for the type of player who strives for an unconvential yet attacking game right from the start.

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Solution to the question:

According to database.chessbase.com, the most recent grandmaster reply is 4...Qa5+ seen in Berkes vs Vavulin at this year's European Championship.

 

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Simon Williams became a IM in 1998 and a GM in 2008. For the last 15 years he has concentrated on teaching, playing and making instructional chess DVDs. He also has a lot of experience commentating about chess. Being the regular commentator at the strongest and best open tournament in the world, Gibraltar. Simon Williams is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book. 'Play the Classical Dutch' got voted, in New in Chess, as one of the top 10 chess books of all time. His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds. No wonder he produced two widely acclaimed ChessBase DVDs on the King's Gambit. More information about Williams can be found on his website.
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