The Tait: a remedy

tnwr-24The final issue of volume 2 of The New Winawer Report has been posted. This continues from last time, covering Black’s options against the Tait variation, shown in the diagram.

The last issue covered the former main line defence 16 … f6, which now seems refuted. But what else is there? Most alternatives fail disastrously. The best solution is quite surprising at first sight: why does it work where the others fail so badly?

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