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Reply #23 - 03/08/09 at 21:27:21
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Reply #22 - 03/08/09 at 14:56:52
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Alias wrote on 01/26/06 at 09:15:34:

Cant make this link work any more  Sad

There was a lot of interesting material here. Actually right now I was looking for some material on the slav.

Anyone know if the content has been moved?
  
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Reply #21 - 01/26/06 at 09:15:34
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Reply #20 - 01/25/06 at 22:01:24
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I think this is a super interesting sideline. What is the link to the kindermann analysis?!

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Reply #19 - 10/17/05 at 11:05:45
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Actually Kaufman only wrote, "also good is 6.g3", with no supporting analysis.  I suppose that's reasonably acceptable since his recommendation is 6.c4.
  
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Reply #18 - 10/16/05 at 20:56:11
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What does Kaufmann say about 6.g3 Be7 as I mentioned in an earlier post?
For the time being I have come to the conclusion, that 6.c4 is White's most ambitious try - that Oral-Arlandi game is fascinating.
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Reply #17 - 10/15/05 at 20:14:02
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Kaufman gives the game Oral,T. (2546) - Arlandi,E. (2448) 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3 Nf6 4.Nd5 5.Bb2 Nc6 6.c4 (instead of 6.Bb5, he also says 6.g3 is good) 6...Nde7 (6...Nf4 7.h4 is also given as better for White) 7.Nc3 Ng6 8.Nb5.  I imagine those really interested in 3.b3 can look up the game or even buy Kaufman's "The Chess Advantage in Black and White".
  
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Re: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3!?
Reply #16 - 10/14/05 at 07:42:07
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I finally looked at the Gallegos-Timman game from 2002 thanks to Taljechin's link.  The game was quite interesting and White played very well to give Timman a challenge.  I get the feeling that if Timman had wanted, he could have played on without any worries (the game was drawn around move 22 with most of the pieces still on the board).

I don't see it as a ringing endorsement for White's 3.b3 since he blocked it out with e5 fairly early on and then proceeded to trade down most of the other minor pieces.  Rather, it's a testament to Gallegos that he didn't get blown away because of his activity and creativity in developing his Rh1 to the fourth rank.

In other words, if this is an example of White's best play in this variation, White needs to go shopping elsewhere.
  
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Reply #15 - 10/13/05 at 18:59:03
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Reply #14 - 09/26/05 at 21:31:06
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I find the gambit recommended by Kindermann 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3 b6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bb7 6.Nb5!? very interesting. So I don't agree with FS, at the moment 3...Nf6 looks best to me. I will take a look at TJ's suggestions.
But say 1.e4 e6 2.b3 c5 3.Bb2 b6! indeed looks pretty good for Black.
  

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Re: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3!?
Reply #13 - 09/26/05 at 09:49:00
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But yes, the 3...b6 looks best from a modern understanding of these set-ups. (and a way to look for the full point!)
  

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Re: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3!?
Reply #12 - 09/26/05 at 09:47:40
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I faced this line against much stronger opposition. First time against an American IM (from the American continent, I will look in ChessBase to remember) around 1987 in the Seville open. I equalised easily with 3...Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 and afterwards playing d6 and taking with the Queen. The dark squared bishop was placed in f6, to oppose the Bb2.

Then I played in Matalascañas against Magem, and lost. I played much worse. The funny thing was that de la Villa was telling Magem the set ups the white pieces should have. Magem was higher rated than him, but was asking as a student would to his teacher !
  

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Re: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3!?
Reply #11 - 09/26/05 at 08:58:20
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These days it feels obsolete to post game scores, as most games can be found instantly by googling.

The following site is perhaps even superior to the usual online databases as the games are viewable without need to download & open pgns *and* there's a connected discussion forum to every game, for those so inclined...

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1258079
  
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Re: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3!?
Reply #10 - 09/26/05 at 08:46:30
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Taljechin,

Do you have the Gallegos-Timman game available for us to peruse?
  
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Re: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3!?
Reply #9 - 09/26/05 at 04:56:02
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That's a good question, MNb.

For one thing, why play g3 as early as move 6? I suppose it must be to wait for Be7 before playing c4, as there are some quick draws after 6.c4 Nde7-g6, following the game Adams-Cramling (which was a fighting draw in 42 moves) but since then the GMs seem to agree to draws before move 20. Hmm wait a minute, Oral-Arlandi in 2002 looks good for white, so maybe 6.g3 is as unnecessary as it looks?! Cheesy

Gallegos-Timman is a different treatment (6.Bb5), that looked nice for white, at least in that game - despite the early draw.

Btw, if black challenges pawn-e5 with f6; as a rule of thumb imo, white should allow the exchange on e5 instead of taking on f6 as in your example line. If ...fxe5 Nxe5 isn't possible then white must've done something wrong...
  
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