The Belgian master Edgar Colle is best known for the eponymous Colle System, a placid-looking opening he turned into a dangerous attacking system. As is often the case with the openings named for players, most of us probably know a lot more about the opening than we do about the man who developed it into something poisonous.
So let's fix that. In our ChessBase show this week we'll have a few things to say about the man and see him in action against an even more notable name, Ernst Grünfeld. Colle tried to play the Colle, but Grünfeld avoided the main line and went for a Queen's Indian setup. It didn't matter: Colle showed that he was more than a one-trick pony, and gave us a game of value. First of all, he demonstrates how White can build an attack against a Queen's Indian approach; second, he shows us what to do once the pieces are in place! Colle won in beautiful style - but you'll have to join me Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET (3 a.m. Thursday morning, CET) for the details.
To watch, just log on to the Playchess server at the given time, go to the Broadcast room, and then find and select Colle-Grünfeld under the Games tab. Hope to see you there!