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C14: Classical main line analysis
03/05/06 at 21:11:23
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I’m new to putting analysis on here, and indeed the French defence which I am thinking about taking up, so I thought I’d start with a game I played against Fritz 8 in the classical French main line according to the e-book:

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 0-0 8. Nf3 c5 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. dxc5 Qxc5 11. O-O-O Nb6 12. Kb1 Bd7 13. Bd3 Na5 14. Bxh7+ Kxh7 15. Ng5+ Kg8 16. Qd3+ Rfe8 17. Qh7+ Kf8 18. Qh8+ Ke7 19. Qxg7 Kd8 20. Nxf7+ Kc7 21. Nd6 Nac4 22. Nxe8+ Rxe8 23. Rd3 Rc8 24. Qg3 Ba4 25. Nxa4 Nxa4 26. Ka1 Naxb2 and I had a good position which I eventually drew after missing a win. It was good to see Fritz’s score plummet! The fact that computers seem to get French positions so wrong makes it a promising correspondence line, not to mention an over-the-board one.

Looking over the game, I found two possible improvements according to theory (MCO doesn‘t mention the line which I thought was a bit disappointing):

19. Qh4: Glek claims a slight plus by means of: 19...Rh8 20. Nxh7+ Ke8 21. Nf6+ gf6 22. Qxh8+ after which I actually think white is much better. I did find a forced draw after 19...f6!? With three possible lines:

A) 20. Nge4 de4 21. ef6+ gf6 21. Nxe4 Qf5 22. Nd6 Qc5 when neither side has more than repeating moves

B) 20. Nce4 Qb4 21. ef6+ gf6 22. Nh7 Kd7 23. Nfxf6 Qe7 with a slight plus to black according to Fritz

C) 20. ef6+ gf6 21. Nh7 Kd8 22. Nxf6 Qe7 23. Qh6 Rf8 24. Nxd7 Kxd7 25. Rhe1 Rh8 26. Qg6 Rag8 27. Qe4 Kc8 28. Nxd5 Nxd5 29. Rxd5 Nc6 with a clear plus for black

Fritz database found 22. Ncb5 Kb8 with an eventual win for White Reisika - Hanley Budapest 2002.

What about 22...Kc6!? 23. Nd4+ Kc7 24. Nxe8 Rxe8?
Now: a) 25. Rd3 Na4 26. Nf3 Kc8 (Naxb2!?) 27. Rb3 Naxb2 28. h4 Na4 with a good game for black. b) 25. c3 Nxb2 26. Kxb2 Na4+ 27. Kb1 Nxc3+ 28. Ka1 Nxd1 29. Rxd1 Qc3+ and white has nothing better than to take the draw

Can anyone suggest any improvements here? Some of the stuff seems extremely complicated.  Shocked

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