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Re: The Austrian Attack
Reply #5 - 03/06/03 at 05:39:32
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[/color]Not of any theoretical interest at all, but I thought I would share this rather cute trap into which my opponent in a club game last night fell (I was Black).  He played 17.Rxb7 with a bit of a flourish - the obvious idea being 17...Qxb7 18.Nd6+ +-, but I had seen a few moves further ...  The key position is after 18.Rxd7 when after 18...Qxd7 White could expect to have a certain amount of compensation for the exchange.  However after 18...fxe4! White, incredibly, has no move for his rook ... I had to check that a couple of times before playing 15...Bxb2, I can tell you!  He "sacced" the rook and got a few swindling chances against my open king but I was able to see them off fairly convincingly 8)

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.dxc5 Qa5 7.Bb5+ Bd7 8.Bxd7+ Nbxd7 9.cxd6 Nxe4 10.0-0 Qc5+ 11.Kh1 Nxd6 12.Bd2 Nc4 13.Ne4 Qc6 14.Qe2 Nxd2 15.Nfxd2 Bxb2 16.Rab1 Bg7 17.Rxb7 f5 18.Rxd7 fxe4 19.Rxe7+ Kxe7 20.Nxe4 Rhe8 21.Ng5+ Kf8 22.Qd3 h6 23.Qb3 Re7 24.Nh7+ Ke8 25.Rd1 Qe6 0-1[color=Purple]
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Re: The Austrian Attack
Reply #4 - 01/08/03 at 06:37:46
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Hi everyone,

     after your move 13. ...Nd7, you should have asked yourself "What is it for ?" Make your Bg7 breathe fire and also attack the Nc3. I had a game with 14.Rb1, but I replied 14. ...Fxc3!,
and was surprised to see that Chernin did so in a game against Schmittdiel (1991). The king shelter is very resilient, and both games (mine and Chernin) were easy wins... By the way, Bxc3 occurs in some line of the Austrian attack (in connection with b5 after white's d5), and also in the line
Be2 h4 (when black plays c5).
     In the game you take, black can maybe try 21. Qxc2 !?

Hope this helps too   Wink !
  
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Re: The Austrian Attack
Reply #3 - 01/07/03 at 15:47:17
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Thanks Andrew and Tom for the replies! It definetely helps. Both in the game and after the game I hardly thought about giving up the bishop. But it does look good. May be Andrew can share his thoughts about the game Tom mentions. Where did black went wrong?

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Re: The Austrian Attack
Reply #2 - 01/06/03 at 18:16:17
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   Hi all,

This particular posting interests me as I play this line of the Pirc myself.

   After 14 Qg4 ?! I would take on c3 eg 14...Bxc3 15 bxc3 Nc5! and now I don't see how White can justify  the move order eg 16 Bd4 ( 16 c4 Qc3 ! =+)Nxd3 17 cxd3 Nxd4! 18 cxd4 Qb6 and White will suffer. Finally 14...Bxc3! 15 Qxd7 and now 15...Bxb2 16 Rab1 Qc3! 17 Qxb7 Rab8 18 Qa6 Bxa3! and I think Black negotiates the tactics.

     Hope this helps.


   Wink   Regards, Andrew
  
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Re: The Austrian Attack
Reply #1 - 01/06/03 at 17:54:03
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Hi There,

As you point out 14. Bd2 is one of the usual moves and knowing the reason that this move is played can often help to find the correct reply when a new move (14. Qg4) appears. As Bd2 defends the Knight on c3, it may be that 14... Bxc3 is the correct choice after Qg4?

In the only game I know when this new queen move was played (Pokorny vs Konopka 1989) and black did play Bxc3 - and getting a good game (but eventually lost). However, as a Pirc player myself I know how hard it is to trade the black bishop, it never seems right!

[Event "Olomouc"]
[White "Pokorny, Zdenek"]
[Black "Konopka, Michal"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B09"]
[WhiteElo "2305"]
[BlackElo "2405"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Bd3 Qxc5 8. Qe2 Nc6 9. Be3 Qa5 10. O-O O-O 11. a3 Bg4 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 Nd7 14. Qg4 Bxc3 15.bxc3 Nc5 16. Bd2 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 f5 18. Qe2 fxe4 19. Qxe4 Qf5 20. Qc4+ Kh8 21. Rab1 Rac8 22. Be3 b6 23. Rb5 Qf7 24. Qd3 Nd8 25. Rd5 Ne6 26. f5 Nc7 27. Rd4 gxf5 28. g4 Qg6 29. Rdf4 Ne6 30. Rxf5 Rxf5 31. Rxf5 Ng7 32. Rf3 Qxd3 33. cxd3 Kg8 34. c4 Ne6 35. Kf2 Rf8 36. Rxf8+ Nxf8 37. Kf3 Kf7 38. Ke4 Ke6 39. d4 Ng6 40. Bf2 Nf8 41. h4 Kd7 42. Kf5 Ke8 43. Kg5 Kf7 44. Kh6 Kg8 45. h5 Ne6 46. Be3 Nd8 47. Kg5 Nc6 48. Kf5 Kf7 49. Ke4 Na5 50. c5 Nc4 51. c6 d5+ 52. Kd3 e5 53. Ke2 Ke6 54. g5 exd4 55. Bf4 b5 56. g6 hxg6 57. h6 Kf7 58. Kd3 Kg8 59. Kxd4 Nb6 60. Bc7 Nc8 61. Kxd5 g5 1-0

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The Austrian Attack
01/06/03 at 16:28:02
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Recently I played a game in the Dutch team competition against WGM Sziva.
After 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.dxc5 Qa5 7.Bd3 Dxc5 8.Qe2 Bg4 9.Be3 Qa5 10.0-0 0-0 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Qxf3 Nc6 13.a3 Nd7 she came up with the (for me) new move 14.Qg4. Is this really a new move (usually Bd2 is played) and what do you think of it?
In the game I thought about several moves:
a. 14... e6 but the attack after 15.f5 looks pretty crushing.
b. 14... f5. During the game I thought it was too committal, but it may be not so bad after all.
c. back home with 14... Qd8
d. the move played 14... Nc5. After 15.b4 Qd8 16.bxc5 Bxc3 17.Rb1 Rb8 white looks slightly better, but in the game it was defendable until time trouble.
Please, give your opinion about this opening line and especially the position after 14.Qg4. Which alternative is the best? One of the above or may be even another move.

Thanks for your replies!
  
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