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Re: Mutiny on Captain Evan's ship
Reply #3 - 11/21/07 at 20:01:29
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True Markovich. But Black could reach that position at will by playing 4...Bxb4 instead of 4...Nxb4. So it seems the latter move only restricts Black's possibilities.
  
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Re: Mutiny on Captain Evan's ship
Reply #2 - 11/08/07 at 16:28:47
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Keano wrote on 11/08/07 at 15:06:01:
I dont think White has anything better than c3, or Black to retreat with ...Nc6 - which means Black has committed himslef to the completely out of fashion ...Bc5 line.


True.  But while 5...Bc5 might be out of fashion, but it's perfectly sound after 6.d4 exd4 7.0-0 Bb6 8.cxd4 d6.  Black is OK in this "Normal Position."
  

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Re: Mutiny on Captain Evan's ship
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I dont think White has anything better than c3, or Black to retreat with ...Nc6 - which means Black has committed himslef to the completely out of fashion ...Bc5 line.
  
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Mutiny on Captain Evan's ship
07/09/06 at 04:12:03
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Is the line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Nxb4 playable for black? More importantly, does he have anything better than 5.c3 Nc6 6.d4, transposing to a mainline (although this isn't a bad thing, 6...Bd6 seems to do fine).

I know that 5.Nxe5 fails to ...Qf6 6.0-0 Qxe5 7.d4 Nxd4 8.cxd4 Bxd4, and if a null move like 5.0-0 black could try ...d5

After 5.c3, perhaps black can get away with (perhaps in blitz) 5...d5!? 6.cxb4 Bxf2+ 7.Kxf2 dxc4, where black has taken castling privileges from white, has two pawns for the piece, and given white a backwards pawn on d2. Is this anywhere near enough compensation?

I probably think the answer is not... as after 8.Bb2 f6 (maybe instead 8...Bg4 9.Bxe5 Qe7 will work)9.Na3 Be6 10.Qe2 I don't see anything for black except a lost game.

By the way, sorry for the topic title; it's a pathetic attempt at creativity.
  
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