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Re: Piano Improvement?
Reply #1 - 06/22/04 at 19:00:13
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I haven't looked at the position much, but I remembered that Jeremy Silman wrote an article on this line some time back. Here is the link:

For your line, he says, "White doesn’t get anything after 9 Qb3 d5 10 Qxb4 dxc4 11 O-O Qd6 12 Qxc4 O-O".

Hope this helps,


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Piano Improvement?
06/20/04 at 17:55:31
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1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 c3 Nf6 5 d4 exd4 6 cxd4 Bb4+ 7 Bd2 Nxe4 8 Bxb4 Nxb4

In this position, Nigel and most others recommend the move Bxf7+ and Qb3+, regaining the pawn.  However, after some thought on the position, it seems that 9 Qb3 is an improvement.  What does everyone think?

9 Qb3 Qe7 10 O-O seems like an excellent placement for white, black's development is awkward and probably faltering.

9 Qb3 d5!? 10 Qxb4 dxc4 11 O-O seems like a great position for white, once again black's development is a little too difficult.  White should have a decent initiative.


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