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1  Chess Publishing Openings / French / Advance / Re: The Famous Advance Bind; or, Who’s Attacking Whom?
 on: Today at 07:19:11 
Just in case anyone else is as fascinated by the strategic complexities of these Bxf5 lines as I am, I thought I'd mention that last night I stumbled upon a rare variation of the Advance I didn't know existed: 5 ...Bd7 6 Bd3 Rc8 7 a3 (best?) Nh6!?. The idea is that 8 Bxh6 is bad here, but after 8 0-0 cd 9 cd Nf5 10 Bf5 ef 11 Nc3 Be6, the position resembles those discussed above. Black has taken two moves to get his QB to e6, but White's castling is often regarded as inferior in the ...Nge7 version, and the move he's spent his extra tempo on (a2-a3) might be thought double-edged (and Black's ...Rc8 more useful?), so perhaps things balance out! ...

2  Chess Publishing Openings / 1. d4 d5 2. c4 / Re: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Be6?!
 on: Yesterday at 21:17:08 
Evening.

Imo 3.cxd5 looks strong.

Interestingly Leela (on quite low depth, who am I kidding) thinks
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Be6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Qb3 Bc8
Is best in that specific but probably not all to easy to avoid situation.

Have a nice day.

3  Chess Publishing Openings / 1. e4 ... / Pirc / Re: Austrian Attack and The Modernized Modern
 on: Yesterday at 19:49:43 
MW wrote yesterday at 19:25:42:
Thanks that is great I will sit down today and have a closer look at these games....!! A lot of work for you but much appreciated..

The beautiful thing is that this is all computer generated Grin. Np.

4  Chess Publishing Openings / 1. e4 ... / Pirc / Re: Austrian Attack and The Modernized Modern
 on: Yesterday at 19:25:42 
Thanks that is great I will sit down today and have a closer look at these games....!! A lot of work for you but much appreciated..

5  Chess Publishing Openings / 1. e4 ... / Pirc / Re: Austrian Attack and The Modernized Modern
 on: Yesterday at 16:13:06 
Hi.

Can't get PGN function to work. See attachment instead. Here is textform. It's correspondence games in the line:
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.e5 Ng4 8.Bxd7+ Qxd7 9.h3 cxd4 10.Qxd4 Nc6 11.Qa4

[Event "WSTT/3/19/2"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2019.04.15"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Mozelius, Peter"]
[Black "Whaley, Michael"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2303"]
[BlackElo "2389"]
[ECO "B09"]
[EventDate "2019.??.??"]
[PlyCount "93"]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.e5 Ng4 8.Bxd7+
Qxd7 9.h3 cxd4 10.Qxd4 Nc6 11.Qa4 Nh6 12.Bd2 Nf5 ( 12...O-O 13.O-O-O b5
14.Qe4 Nf5 15.Rhe1 Ng3 16.Qd3 Rfc8 17.Kb1 b4 18.Nd5 e6 19.Nxb4 Nxb4 20.
Bxb4 d5 21.Bd6 Qb7 22.Nd2 Nf5 23.Ba3 a5 24.g4 Ne7 25.Qb3 Qc7 26.Bd6 a4 27.
Qd3 Qb7 28.a3 Bf8 29.Ka1 Nc6 30.c4 Na5 31.cxd5 Qxd5 32.Qxd5 exd5 33.Nb1
Rc4 34.Nc3 d4 35.Nd5 Rc6 36.Be7 Nb3+ 37.Ka2 Kh8 38.Bf6+ Bg7 39.g5 Rc2 40.
e6 fxe6 41.Nb6 Rb8 42.Rxe6 Bxf6 43.gxf6 Kg8 44.Nxa4 d3 45.Re7 Rcc8 46.Nc3
Rf8 47.Rg7+ Kh8 48.Rd7 Rxf6 49.R7xd3 {1-0 (49) Cantelli,A (2249)
-Montgomery,R (2251) ICCF 2019} ) 13.O-O-O ( 13.g4 Ncd4 14.Qxd7+ Kxd7 15.
Nxd4 Nxd4 16.O-O-O dxe5 17.fxe5 Ke8 18.Nd5 Rd8 19.Nc7+ Kd7 20.Be3 Kxc7 {
1/2-1/2 (20) Röckendorf,P (2285)-Mehlhorn,U (2355) ICCF 2017} ) 13...dxe5
14.g4 ( 14.Rhe1 Nfd4 15.Be3 Rd8 16.fxe5 b5 17.Qa6 Nb4 18.Qa3 Nbxc2 19.Rxd4
Nxa3 20.Rxd7 Rxd7 21.bxa3 a6 22.Rd1 ( 22.Ne4 Rc7+ 23.Kb1 O-O 24.Nc5 Rc6
25.Nd3 a5 26.Bd2 Rd8 27.Nc1 Ra6 28.Re4 a4 29.Bb4 e6 30.Ne2 Rc6 31.Nc3 Rdc8
32.Kb2 Bf8 33.Re3 Rc4 34.Bd6 f5 35.Rd3 Bxd6 36.exd6 Rd8 37.Nxb5 Rc5 38.Nc3
e5 39.Nxa4 Ra5 40.Nb6 e4 41.Rb3 exf3 42.gxf3 f4 43.d7 Rh5 44.a4 Kf7 45.Rc3
Rxh3 46.Kb3 g5 47.a5 g4 48.fxg4 f3 49.Rc1 Ke7 {1/2-1/2 (49) Tapia,A
(2342)-Jones,R ICCF 2019} ) 22...Rxd1+ 23.Kxd1 Kd7 24.a4 Rc8 ( 24...Kc6
25.axb5+ axb5 26.Kc2 b4 27.Na4 Rd8 28.Nb6 Bh6 29.Bf2 Bf4 30.Kb3 Rd1 31.
Kxb4 Rb1+ 32.Kc3 Rxb6 33.Bxb6 Kxb6 34.e6 f6 35.Kc4 Kc6 36.a4 Kd6 37.a5
Kxe6 38.a6 Bb8 39.Nd4+ Kd7 40.Nb5 Kc6 41.a7 Bxa7 42.Nxa7+ Kd6 43.Kd3 Ke5
44.Ke3 f5 45.Nc6+ Kd6 46.Nd4 e5 47.Nf3 e4 48.Ng5 Ke5 49.Nxh7 f4+ 50.Kf2
Kf5 51.Nf8 g5 52.Nd7 g4 53.hxg4+ Kxg4 54.g3 fxg3+ 55.Kg1 e3 56.Ne5+ Kf5
57.Nc6 Ke4 58.Nb4 g2 59.Nc2 e2 60.Ne1 Ke3 61.Nxg2+ {1/2-1/2 (61) Latypov,M
(2145)-Mehlhorn,U (2353) ICCF 2017} ) 25.Kd2 bxa4 26.Nxa4 Ke6 27.Ng5+ Kxe5
28.Nxf7+ Kf6 29.Ng5 h5 30.Ne4+ Kf5 31.Ng3+ Ke5 {1/2-1/2 (31) Szerlak,A
(2357)-Mehlhorn,U (2376) ICCF 2018} ) 14...Nfd4 ( 14...Nd6 15.Rhe1 f6 16.
Kb1 O-O-O 17.fxe5 fxe5 18.Be3 b6 19.Ng5 Nd4 20.Qa6+ Kb8 21.Nd5 Nc6 22.Rd3
e4 23.Rb3 Qb7 24.Qxb7+ Nxb7 25.Nb4 Rc8 26.Nxe4 {adjudication 1/2-1/ 2 (26)
Trzcinski,I (2333)-Coope,D (1777) ICCF 2017} ) 15.Be3 b5 16.Nxb5 Ne2+ 17.
Kb1 Qb7 18.Rhe1 a6 19.Nxe5 ( 19.Nd6+ exd6 20.Rxe2 O-O 21.Bc1 Rad8 22.Qb3
Qxb3 23.cxb3 Rfe8 24.Rc2 Ne7 25.Be3 e4 26.Nd4 Nd5 27.Nf5 Nb4 28.Nxg7 Kxg7
29.Rc7 Nd3 {1/2-1/2 (29) Sánchez Carol,J (2219)-Moujan,P (1905) ICCF 2019
} ) 19...axb5 20.Qb3 O-O 21.Rxe2 Nxe5 22.fxe5 Qf3 23.Qxb5 Qxh3 24.Rg1 Qf3
25.Bc1 Rfb8 26.Qd3 Qxd3 27.cxd3 Rd8 28.e6 Rxd3 29.exf7+ Kxf7 30.Rf1+ Ke8
31.Rh1 h6 32.Bxh6 Bxh6 33.Rxh6 Kf7 34.Rh1 Kf6 35.Re4 Kg5 36.a4 e5 37.Ka2
Rg3 38.Rhe1 Kf6 39.b3 g5 40.Rb4 Ra6 41.Ka3 Ke6 42.Rb5 Rxg4 43.Rbxe5+ Kf6
44.a5 Rg2 45.b4 g4 46.R5e2 Rg3+ 47.Ka4 1-0

Have a nice day.

6  Chess Publishing Openings / 1. d4 d5 2. c4 / Re: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Be6?!
 on: Yesterday at 14:05:57 
I think HagenWatch1 likes to find something generous to say when posting about bad openings; more rhetorical than serious.

7  Chess Publishing Openings / 1. d4 d5 2. c4 / Re: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Be6?!
 on: Yesterday at 10:18:52 
HagenWatch1 wrote yesterday at 00:50:19:
it's still not fun facing this for the first time

Really? I'd be absolutely delighted if one of my opponents played this against me! Let me throw a question back at you: what exactly are you frightened of? Surely any reasonable third move by White is good. Both 3.cd and 3.Nc3, as mentioned by previous posters, seem strong, and even 3.Nf3 is perfectly playable. If Black replies 3...dc, then 4.e3 leads to a position that's examined by transposition in Avrukh's GM Repertoire 1 if you're desperate to find literature on this – but both 4.Nc3 and 4.e4, avoiding the transposition, look more attractive to my eyes.

I genuinely mean this constructively and not unkindly in any way, but if you're troubled by a move like 2...Be6, then I don't think the Grandmaster Repertoire books are really the right resources for you to be using. Something more general on opening principles would help to provide answers not only to this question, but also to a lot of the other ones you've been raising recently.

8  Chess Publishing Openings / 1. d4 d5 2. c4 / Re: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Be6?!
 on: Yesterday at 05:40:25 
Maybe black didn't plan that far ahead.

I think it's also good to just ignore it: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Be6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 and whatever black does now is just going to be some normal opening with an abnormal 4...Be6, e.g 4...dxc4, 4...c6, 4...g6, 4...Nc6, any others?

9  Chess Publishing Openings / 1. d4 d5 2. c4 / Re: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Be6?!
 on: Yesterday at 03:41:43 
And what is Black's plan after 3.cxd5?

10  Chess Publishing Openings / 1. d4 d5 2. c4 / 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Be6?!
 on: Yesterday at 00:50:19 
Grandmaster Repertiore The Queen's Gambit doesn't even mention this line. It may be considered a garbage sideline by experts but it's still not fun facing this for the first time. So what is the best way to counter this and is there any written material that mentions this "minor" line?

 
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