[Comment "auto-generated from "]

[Event "blitz"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1990.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Nikolov, BG."]
[Black "D-r Georgi Popov, ICCF GM."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C60"]
[PlyCount "30"]

{Two years ago, in the well researched "Spanish Sea" placed on the
co-ordinates of} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {was found an unknown pawn island}
a5 $5 {There was a Bulgarian ship that came first and dropped an anchor near
its virgin shores and took a mark on the "opening map".  It-s very strange why
this natural and at the same time logical possibility for Black was left
unnoticed till now. It isn-t mentioned in the chess books or the opening
monographies and is completely unknown in the chess practice.  This unknown
move appeared for the first time in the blitz game Nikolov-G.Popov (Sofia 1990)
as a slip of the hand when instead of a7-a6 Black played a7-a5. This first
encounter went like this:} 4. d3 Na7 $1 5. Bc4 $6 b5 6. Bb3 a4 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7 8.
Nxe5+ Ke7 9. Qf3 Nf6 10. Ng4 Bb7 11. Bg5 Kf7 12. Qh3 Qe8 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Qh5+
Ke7 15. Qc5+ Kd8 {and parrying the opponent-s attack, Black won.  One
unexpected valuable theoretical discovery was gifted as if from the destiny!
Once adopted as a child, it was well nourished with analythical "provisions",
before being sent to the correspondence chess battlefield. And it demonstrated
some very positive qualities.  It appeared that the black-s idea Nc6-a7 to
exchange or deactivate the white light-coloured bishop met an unconditional
approval. And what is more, the black pawn on a5 appeared to be useful in many
cases.   As a possible disadvantage of this uncommon flank diversion we can
look upon the fact that White is the one who can choose between the many ways
for fighting for an initiative.} 1-0