Torre Attack

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 Welcome to this week’s column. I’m currently making a couple of videos for ChessCube on the Torre Attack, so I’d thought I’d share a few of those games with you. The Torre fits in perfectly with the idea of low-maintenance openings, which give a good position without the need to spend too much time studying. This is exactly what the average player needs. One great attraction of the Torre Attack is the speed and efficiency of White’s development. By contrast, it is often difficult for Black to keep pace if he chooses an inflexible defensive formation. Enjoy! Andrew

4 Responses to “Torre Attack”

  • Fred Bloggs Says:

    I will take up the Torre attack tomorrow.

  • marcowski Says:

    very instructional Master Martin

  • sundararajan ganesan Says:

    the article on torre attack is interesting. In India Barua plays 3….b6 and Karpov played the same against yusupov and lost in a candidates match. what about the variation ..d4 nf6 ; nf3 g6, Bg5 bg7 …?

  • Sebastien Says:

    The comment is interesting but the main challenge for the Torre player is in my opinion the Torre poisoned pawn variation (1d4 Cf6 2Cf3 e6 3Fg5 c5 4e3 Db6 5Cbd2 and Dxb2 direct or after cxd). I did not find accurate and updated analyses for long concerning this variation, neither in Burgess book nor in GMI’s recent games. Thanks to Anatoly Karpov, Nikolay Kalinichenko explanations of some variation has been published but still exist this Torre poisoned pawn variation.

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