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Re: Obscure line in 9.g4 variation
Reply #1 - 02/26/06 at 22:14:34
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9.g4 Ne5 is a rare move Schneider analyse 9.g4 A/Bxg4?! 9.g4 B/h5?! 9.g4 C/Nd7?! 9.g4 D/e6?! E/Nxd4?! F/d5!? G/e5 H/Be6! your reaction 10.000 seems very good because after 1O... Bd7 we have a variation under strong pressure after 11.h4 for exemple. we have a lot of analyses here trying to survive with black !
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Obscure line in 9.g4 variation
02/26/06 at 11:32:46
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Since I don't want to interfer with the thread launched by lostHighway (great movie anyway !), I post here a topic about a move I had to deal with two weeks ago, and not with success Sad -.

I did know nothing about it, so I was rather in a punishment mood  Angry during the game and that can explain my failure.

So the line is: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.g4 Ne5.
During the game, it seems to me that this was not good at all: it moves a second time a piece and with the move ...Bd7 to follow, Black will have some problems to face with white g5 push which would drive the knight to the rather ugly h5 square. I was quite surprised to find this move in Golubev "Easy Guide to the Dragon", and even more astonished when I found that it was playable (Golubev does not mention a refutation about it)

In the game, I played : 10.0-0-0 (waiting for the bishop to come to d7) Bd7 11.g5 Nh5 12.Nd5.

I was rather pleased by this move, because of the pressure on the e7 square - the black queen  can't move - and if she wants to move, Black has to play e6, and the black pawn on d6 is weak. White will follow with f4 and get a strong hold on the center.

Is my plan right ? Is this the best continuation to counter the rather stange 9...Ne5 ?

Then : 12...Rc8 13.f4 Nc4 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.Qe2 (to keep an eye on the black knight, thus enabling the f5 push to follow) 15...b5 16.f5
What do you think about that position ?
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