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Poll Question: Exchange Spanish -  best response for Black
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5...f6 followed by 6...exd4    
  9 (19.1%)
5...f6 followed by 6...Bg4    
  5 (10.6%)
5...Bg4    
  14 (29.8%)
5...Qd6    
  7 (14.9%)
5...Bd6    
  2 (4.3%)
5...Qf6    
  5 (10.6%)
5...Ne7    
  3 (6.4%)
something else    
  2 (4.3%)




Total votes: 47
« Created by: Keano on: 12/04/06 at 16:35:54 »
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Re: Exchange Spanish - best response for Black
Reply #4 - 02/05/07 at 17:03:35
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9 votes for 5...Bg4 - a bit over the top? I dont like having no winning chances as Black - what do these people have in mind - the usual ...h5 stuff? If so Whites choice is pleasant
- or Korchnois ..Bxf3!? Perhaps more interesting but not to everyones taste
- or are there some gambiteers out there who will boldly retreat ...Bh5?!
  
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Re: Exchange Spanish - best response for Black
Reply #3 - 12/14/06 at 11:25:09
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yes I had noticed the Short game - interesting that he switched to ...Bd6 instead of his normal ...f6 line.
The ...Bd6 line has always been a bit of an English specialty, which doesnt seem to have attracted much attention elsewhere.
  
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Re: Exchange Spanish - best response for Black
Reply #2 - 12/14/06 at 11:04:43
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Keano-

You'll be pleased to note that Nigel Short won his last round game v Ganguly with Bd6 .

Other regular Bd6 players are Mark Hebden and David Howell.

All the best

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Re: Exchange Spanish - best response for Black
Reply #1 - 12/13/06 at 18:12:38
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A bit surprised no votes for 5...Bd6 yet!?? I know 5...Qf6 has been talked up by various people, but basically that just leads to a position every exchange Lopez player will be happy with (I reserve the right to say there is more to it, but for now I cannot see it)
  
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Exchange Spanish - best response for Black
12/04/06 at 16:35:54
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1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Bxc6 dxc6 5 O-O , lets have a poll to see what reply people prefer.... I´ll keep my own opinion private for the moment...
  
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