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Re: Tromp 2...g6
Reply #8 - 04/17/15 at 13:10:24
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Seems like a good choice for me. I may also have a look at 2. ... e6, though the transpositions there may be more problematic in my case.

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Re: Tromp 2...g6
Reply #7 - 04/16/15 at 19:07:44
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chk wrote on 04/16/15 at 11:59:28:
Is there anything nasty about it that I have failed to consider?


Don't forget that White can transpose into anything involving Bg5 and g6. So the Veresov with Nc3 becomes a possibility as does the Torre attack with c3 and Nd2.


chk wrote on 04/16/15 at 11:59:28:
Any ideas or material on this line?


A couple of stem games. The first is Vaganian's demolition of Botterill back in the 1970s. This was the first exposure for a number of players of the possibilities in the Tromp.



The second is a game from the 1990s where Adams is prepared to accelerate Vaganian's 7. h4 to move 4.



Also, what appears to be the current main line, as defined by the most occurrences.








  
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Re: Tromp 2...g6
Reply #6 - 04/16/15 at 11:59:28
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I wanted to resurrect this thread (unless 2. ... g6 has been also discussed to more extent elsewhere, in which case kindly point this out to me).

I have tried this in a few blitz games and liked the position. I have good experience with the Dutch though (Leningrad & Stonewall). So if White does not swap we may play a KID, else we enter Dutch waters. Is there anything nasty about it that I have failed to consider?

Any ideas or material on this line?

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Re: Tromp 2...g6
Reply #5 - 05/19/05 at 04:28:31
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Thanks, I don't have any tromp books, but I agree that it must be ok for black.  I might see if one of my clubmates has the wells book.

  
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Re: Tromp 2...g6
Reply #4 - 05/19/05 at 03:32:51
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Meantime I have checked Wells on this and he is  v e r y optimistic... (His line is based on the immediate swap).
Perhaps you should check other Tromp books, and certainly Gallagher on Anti-Indians...
Still find it difficult to believe that White has enough compensation after this swap so early in the game... There simply must be a strategy that puts the two bishops and the halfopen e-file (and the doubled f-pawns) to very good use.
  
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Re: Tromp 2...g6
Reply #3 - 05/19/05 at 02:36:33
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Thanks for the advice folks.
  
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Re: Tromp 2...g6
Reply #2 - 05/17/05 at 11:01:15
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2...g6 is not considered one of the best ways for KID players to meet the tromp, but its playable.

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Re: Tromp 2...g6
Reply #1 - 05/17/05 at 09:37:23
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Indeed it is : after ... f5 you have an iron grip on e4.
I think it is one of those instances where it pays to have doubled pawns (cfr. Watson, Chess Strategy in Action).
Of course, White does not have to swap.
  
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Tromp 2...g6
05/17/05 at 03:55:19
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Hi,

I have recently tried out the King's Indian in a few league matches (3/3 although against lower rated opposition) and was wondering if I can play 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 g6 against the Tromp?

Is this playable after 3.Bxf6
  
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