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Re: Steinitz:  1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd
Reply #1 - 07/12/06 at 14:10:48
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Hi Smyslov_Fan,

I've had a lot of fun with the less theoretical 5.Nf3 over the board and on ICC, but mainly because of opponents being less familiar with the line than I was (which was my reason for playing it, sometimes getting there by transposition from 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 etc.).  Although I think 5.Nf3 may be a bit better than it's reputation, and can be a good practical weapon OTB for reasons hinted at above, I now prefer 5.f4.

So, I will lead the charge with 5.f4 (trumpet flourish!)

and I propose that if 5...c5 then we continue with 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3.

Looking forward to our game!

Cheers,
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C11: Steinitz:  1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd
07/12/06 at 13:05:19
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Ostapbender and I (Smyslov_Fan) will soon begin a practice game in the French Steinitz.  We encourage all of you to help us out!

The initial moves are: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 and Ostap will be leading the charge as White while I defend the cause of fraternity, egality and solidarity!

Let's all have fun! Cheesy
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