Foxy Openings Series
Volume 31: Kramnik-Shirov Counterattack
GM Stuart Conquest
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4! has hit the headlines following its use by chess superstars Vladimir Kramnik and Alexei Shirov. The critical White response is 3.Nd5 leading to exciting, double-edged positions where home preparation is crucial. GM Conquest charts a path through the complications, suggesting independent plans for Black to adopt should White duck the issue and avoid 3.Nd5.