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Well this month's update is certainly heavily weighted in favour of the Yugoslav Attack, with two of the site's contributors involved.

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Yugoslav Attack 10 h4 [B76]

Indeed, although Robson-Finegold kicks off as an Accelerated Dragon, it soon transposes into a Yugoslav Attack although White attempts to confuse his opponent by leaving his queen at home and plodding on with 10 h4:











Although we have checked out this variation in the past, in light of more recent move order issues this line could become important. Be sure to stay with the encounter through to the entertaining but nevertheless bemusing end.


Chinese Variation [B78]

White doesn't attempt to avoid the Chinese variation in Michaels-Mikhalevki but in truth never tests our 1 e4 e5 expert in a 13...e5 encounter:











the notes encompass ultra recent outings with this trendy line.


Bb3 and ...Nxd4 lines [B78]

Yes, still with the 9 Bc4 Yugoslav Attack and Ortiz Suarez-Vocaturo is in the equally trendy 11...Nxd4 12 Bxd4 line:











and this game is another that seems quite comfortable for Black.


Soltis Variation [B78]

Well this month also seems to be a good one for Black as Garcia Pantoja-Delgado Ramos sees White fail attempting a swift g4 in the Soltis Variation:











but not following up correctly.


9 Bc4 irregular 10...Qc7 [B78]

In Jones-Jianu Gawain puts his study for this site in the offbeat ...Qc7 line to good use:











as his preparation seems to net White a pawn for very little compensation.


9 0-0-0 d5 10 exd5 [B76]

Finally away from 9 Bc4 and on to 9 0-0-0 and in Oleksienko-Dolzhikova we have another encounter in the currently popular 9...d5 line. We are talking 12...Nxc3 and in this game the new to this site 17 Qf6 doesn't turn out too well:











Black going on to score a big upset.



Best wishes to you all, Chris and Gawain

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