[Win the game with rare openings] Veresov attack from the perspective of white pieces
D01 Veresov attack from the perspective of white pieces
The Richter–Veresov Attack (or Veresov
Opening) is a chess opening that begins with the
1. d4 d5
2. Nc3 Nf6
It is also often reached by transposition, for
example 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 (the most common move order), 1.d4
Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Nc3, or 1.Nc3 Nf6 2.d4 d5 3.Bg5.
The opening was named after the
German International Master Kurt Richter and later the
Soviet master Gavriil Veresov, who played it frequently for over
a quarter of a century.
Along with the Trompowsky Attack, Colle
System, London System, and Torre Attack, the
Richter–Veresov Attack is one of the more common branches of
the Queen’s Pawn Game. The more popular Ruy Lopez opening
looks like a Richter–Veresov Attack mirrored on the queenside,
but the dynamics of play are quite different.
into the last third of the 20th century, grandmasters of the calibre
of Spassky, Tal, Smyslov, Larsen,
and Bronstein all experimented with the Veresov Opening as an
occasional surprise weapon. Even Karpov employed
it with success against Romanishin in
a Soviet Team Championship. Other, more frequent practitioners have
included Hector Rossetto, Lev
Ciocaltea, Nikola Padevsky,
and Tony Miles.