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Re: Bc4
Reply #5 - 08/21/17 at 08:15:57
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TN wrote on 08/21/17 at 07:52:30:
It's slightly more venomous than 6.g3 and probably equivalent to 6.f4, but not as good as 9.Bc4 and especially 9.0-0-0. You might note that with reversed colours, 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Bc5!? has recently become trendy, so with an extra tempo it can't be bad!


I noticed Grischuk playing that (and then saw it in the Flank Openings update), but presumably it hasn't appeared in a repertoire book, so does it really exist?
  
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Re: Bc4
Reply #4 - 08/21/17 at 07:52:30
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Zatara wrote on 04/02/09 at 00:41:55:
Hi everyone,
I am wondering about the normal dragon.  The question is if 6.Bc4 a good line?  Meaning is it better than the lavenfish or 6.g3 but not as good as 9.0-0-0 or 9Bc4???
thanks,
Zatara


It's slightly more venomous than 6.g3 and probably equivalent to 6.f4, but not as good as 9.Bc4 and especially 9.0-0-0. You might note that with reversed colours, 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Bc5!? has recently become trendy, so with an extra tempo it can't be bad!

Still, if I had to recommend a shortcut, I would lean toward 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Be2 0-0 8.Qd2, which has similar ideas to the standard Dragon without the theoretical workload.
  

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Re: Bc4
Reply #3 - 08/09/17 at 17:44:54
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Seems a solid option for White. Check games by Jansa. As an outright winning attempt though Black should be more than OK in several lines.

I was thinking of picking this line up myself at one point also but eventually rejected it in favour of 6.g3, not that I can say that is objectively any better I just preferred the positions.
  
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Re: Bc4
Reply #2 - 04/02/09 at 03:03:55
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I find 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.h3 0-0 8.Bb3 Nc6 9.Be3 Na5 10.0-0 b6 a hard nut to crack. Maybe 9.Bg5 offers more chances, but then White must find an alternative for 2...Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Bb3 d6 9.h3.
  

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Re: Bc4
Reply #1 - 04/02/09 at 01:17:25
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Could be.  It's been regarded rather positively in books by Golubev, Mednis and Jansa.
  
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Bc4
04/02/09 at 00:41:55
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Hi everyone,
I am wondering about the normal dragon.  The question is if 6.Bc4 a good line?  Meaning is it better than the lavenfish or 6.g3 but not as good as 9.0-0-0 or 9Bc4???
thanks,
Zatara
  
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