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Re: Line against grob for black?
Reply #4 - 05/18/18 at 14:49:33
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I rather like the English idea of 1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 Bxg4 3. c4 d4 !? 4. Bxb7 Nd7 5. Bxa8 Qxa8 6. f3 d3 !......
but even if one does play 3.c4 dxc4 is 5.Bxa8 necessarily forced?

  

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Re: Line against grob for black?
Reply #3 - 05/16/18 at 14:30:07
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Wow I did not even think it would be talked about on the forum. Thanks.
  
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Re: Line against grob for black?
Reply #2 - 05/16/18 at 11:43:29
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I just used the improved Google search here on the forum, and voilà: 1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 Bxg4 3. c4 dxc4 4. Bxb7 Nd7 has been debated (along with other supposedly promising answers to Grob) in a couple of previous threads:

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1341203734/all

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1058536412/all

Notably the exchange sac with 3...dxc4 was recommended by Markovich - the late, great promoter of direct, classical chess. The threads also mention coverage of it in Richard Palliser's book Beating Unusual Chess Openings.

  

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Re: Line against grob for black?
Reply #1 - 05/16/18 at 09:54:27
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Mtal wrote on 05/16/18 at 03:20:22:
I know I saw this line in a book or video somewhere.


Strange, me too, but I can't remember where, I thought it was on the main site, https://www.chesspublishing.com/content, but when I looked under ECO A00 I couldn't find the 1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 Bxg4 3. c4 dxc4 line at all, just 3...c6. The continuation 4. Bxb7 Nd7 5. Bxa8 Qxa8 6. f3 e5 looks like great fun for Black. Of course, Black can get a solid advantage by playing more sensible moves! Roll Eyes

  
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Line against grob for black?
05/16/18 at 03:20:22
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Hi all, I know I saw this line in a book or video somewhere. It is g4 d5, c4 pxp, Bg2 Bxg4, Bxb7 and sack the exchange etc... One of my friends plays g4 against me now and then and wanted something fun to play against him. I tried this with out knowing any theory, would like to investigate it more. Thanks,
  
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