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Re: Spanish Exchange
Reply #6 - 05/19/06 at 18:48:08
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below class a everything is tatics markovich! They will all blunder at some point
  
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Re: Spanish Exchange
Reply #5 - 05/18/06 at 16:02:54
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RotGut wrote on 05/11/06 at 23:08:38:
I like the Exchange variation! It was the first opening I learned and I manged to win some fine games with it! I would venture to say if one who is new to chess and is looking for an opening that is fairly easy to grasp and straightforward then the Exchange is the way to go....I'M currently teaching this one to my son and he seems to like it alot.....it is a good opening.....


No doubt it is a good opening at a certain level, but as a volunteer coach of chess kids for the past 14 years, I would advise young players to adopt sharper, activity-emphasizing systems such as the Scotch, the Italian with 4. c3 and 5. d4, the Danish, or the King's Gambit.  But below 1,000 Elo or so I would not do much more than show the kid some key variations.  Below 1,000, tactics is all.
  

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Re: Spanish Exchange
Reply #4 - 05/11/06 at 23:08:38
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I like the Exchange variation! It was the first opening I learned and I manged to win some fine games with it! I would venture to say if one who is new to chess and is looking for an opening that is fairly easy to grasp and straightforward then the Exchange is the way to go....I'M currently teaching this one to my son and he seems to like it alot.....it is a good opening.....
  
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Re: Spanish Exchange
Reply #3 - 04/07/04 at 12:51:14
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GM Kindermann offers a detailed survey about the spanish exchange variation on a german website. The language is german, but he uses the symbols of the informant, so that it might work for native english speakertoo. I also read that he will publish a book about this variation in german soon.
Something about the quality of the variation. He drawed against Shirov with the white pieces, though he had a little better position in the ending a few weeks/month ago. I am too lazy to post the moves but you should find it in TWIC.

Here is the website :
http://chessgate.de/training/training_kindermann/training_kindermann.html

Hope I could help you
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Re: Spanish Exchange
Reply #2 - 03/23/04 at 18:38:51
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Don't expect too much from the exchange Ruy. 

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Re: Spanish Exchange
Reply #1 - 03/21/04 at 10:47:12
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8.c4 is quite a good move, clamping down on the centre. However, your 8.Re1 and a later e5 plan should be good enough to give white a minute edge, though nothing more. Black can equalise in this system, which is why it's an underrated one. 8.Re1 Ne7 9.e5 fxe5 10.Nxe5 O-O 11.Bg5 Be6 is fine for black.

8.Be3 Be6 9.Nbd2 Ne7 10.Qc3! O-O 11.Nc4 Qe8 12.Nxd6 or 12.Nd4 are probably the best tries for advantage for white, but there should be no problems for black with accurate play.

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Spanish Exchange
03/20/04 at 20:37:43
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1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Bxc6 dxc6 5 O-O Bd6 6 d4 exd4 7 Qxd4 f6

How should white continue here?  I tried Re1 to push e5 and found shortly that I had no opening advantage.  From a quick database search, it seems like 8 Be3 is the main move.  What does everyone think?  The e-books only mention the hideous move 8 c4...

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