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Re: C12: 6. Bc1 MacCutcheon
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Re: 6. Bc1 MacCutcheon
Reply #2 - 06/11/05 at 10:26:15
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Same idea is given in one of last Psakhis books about the French,with Be3 instead of Bc1: 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4 g5!? (7...g6;7...Kf8 ) 8.a3 (8.h4 Shirov-Volkov,Rethymon 2003) h5! (only given by Psakhis) 9.Qf3 Govedarica-Ruckshloss,Trnava 1990 (Psakhis)  or 9.Qd1 Belov-Alavkin,Sochi 2004.


Yes: it was the Psakhis idea that prompted me to try this albeit in a slightly different position.  The key difference with Govedarica-Ruckshloss, Trnava 1990, however, is that 9 Qf3 protects c3, because the bishop has been retreated to c1.  I'm not sure that 9 ... Bxc3+ 10 Qxc3 is really worth avoiding the doubled pawns, but I elected to play 9 Ba5 all the same.
  

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Re: 6. Bc1 MacCutcheon
Reply #1 - 06/11/05 at 09:50:33
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Same idea is given in one of last Psakhis books about the French,with Be3 instead of Bc1: 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4 g5!? (7...g6;7...Kf8 ) 8.a3 (8.h4 Shirov-Volkov,Rethymon 2003) h5! (only given by Psakhis) 9.Qf3 Govedarica-Ruckshloss,Trnava 1990 (Psakhis)  or 9.Qd1 Belov-Alavkin,Sochi 2004.
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In my records about Bc1 McCutcheon, if White plays Ne2 instead of Qg4: 7.Ne2 c5 8.a3  and now A) 8...Ba5 9.b4!
Heidl-Lalic,Biel 1989 (Psakhis)  B) 8....cxb4 (same idea as Veresov-Bagirov game with Qg4/g6) and some analysis to be done C) 8...Nxc3 (dom, Winawer strategy) 9.Nxc3 (9.bxc3 Ba5) Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 with Winawer pawn structure, maybe in Black favor because space advantage or disavantage  for White ? Note: I have given small advantage to White after 7.Qg4 g6 8.Ne2 c5 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.Nxc3 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Qa5 12.Bd2
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And just for the fun to give one Keres game reference: 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Bc1 c5?! 9.Ne2 Qa5 10.f3! Nxc3 11.Qd2 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Turn-Keres,Tallin, 1935 (ECG = Encyclopedy of Chess Games - Kuligowski)
  

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C12: 6. Bc1 MacCutcheon
06/04/05 at 20:46:34
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The MacCutcheon is becoming ever more my mistress as I continue to explore its nuances.  I believe that the following is a TN of some interest in a not altogether obscure line of the MacCutcheon, and I would welcome forum members' input.  The French list has been relatively quiet of late, so I hope that this inquiry might energize it...

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Bb4 5 e5 h6 6 Bc1 Ne4 7 Qg4 g5 (according to www.chesslive.de, this move has only been played once before; more common are the typical moves g6 or Kf8.) 8 Nge2 c5 9 a3 h5!? N (the other game, Schlegl-Kun, Balatonbereny 1993, continued 9 ... Ba5 10 b4 Nxc3 11 Nxc3 cxd4 12 Nb5 Bc7) 10 Qf3 Ba5 11 b4 cxb4 12 Nxe4 dxe4

Given that the game is ongoing (and I'll share more of the game as it progresses), I'm loath to ask for suggestions on continuations, but I would be interested to get feedback on the idea of 7 ... g5 and 9 ... h5.  I should also note that while 6 Bc1 is less common than 6 Bd2 or 6 Be3, Black scores rather poorly against it with both standard (Kf8 and g6) responses to 7 Qg4.  Thoughts?
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