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Svidler's Archangels Peter Svidler

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In my previous series we were looking for small positional advantages with White. This time we are looking, from the black side, for sharp, intense complications in the Arkhangelsk.


Learn how to respond as Black against all the options available to White in the Arkhangelsk.

Additional information about the video

In my new video series I will try and give aspiring Black players a comprehensive overview of 5...b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 - a line which has been very popular at every level for the past 20+ years.


  • Introduction

    00:56 min
  • Quieter options: 7.c3 d6 8.d4

    29:02 min
  • Quieter options: 7.d3 & 7.Nc3

    25:16 min
  • 7.a4 followed by 8.Nxe5

    37:21 min
  • Main line alternatives: 11.h3/11.Qd3

    33:49 min
  • Main line alternatives: 7.a4 and 10.a5

    30:40 min
  • Main line move 13 alternatives

    31:12 min
  • Main line: 13.Re1

    26:54 min
  • Main line: 13.Bc2 Part 1 – 13...exd4 14.cxd4

    21:26 min
  • Main line: 13.Bc2 Part 2 – 13...exd4 14.Nxd4

    23:15 min
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