One dynamic line, recommended by Shereshevsky in the Soviet Chess Conveyer, is: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. OO Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 OO 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Rd8!?
I haven't looked at this line recently, but played it up to a couple of years ago. OTB it can be a lot of fun. In correspondence chess, YMMV. Anyway, here are some sample lines which I've tried to cut/paste. Please excuse any errors.
A. 14. Nf1 exd4
White alternatives:
A.1. 15. Ng3 Nc6 16. Bf4 [16. Bb3 Qb6 17. Bf4 Na5 was Kotronias Shirov, Fide World Cup 2005, 01] Qb6 17. Bb3 Be6 (17... Bd7) 18. Rc1 transposes to A.2
A.2 15. Bf4 Nc6 16. Bb3 [16. Ng3 Be6 17. Bb3 Qb6 was tested in SvidlerKasimdzhanov, Yerevan 2001] After 16. Bb3 Qb6 (16..Be6 is also playable. See KlovansShereshevsky 1973, 01.) 17. Rc1 Bd7 18. Ng3 Rac8 19. Re2 and now Emms's suggestion of h6, with the idea that 20. Rd2 can be met by 20...g5.
A.3. After 15. Nd4, Black gets to implement his main idea: 15... d5 16. e5 Ne4 17. f3 Bc5 18. fxe4 (18. b4!? is unclear) 18... dxe4 19. Be3 Nc4 (19... Bb7 Hellers) 20. Bxe4 Nxe3 21. Nxe3 Rxd4 22. Qf3 Rb8 23. Kh1 Bb7 (23... Be6 24. Nf5 Bxf5 25. Bxf5 g6 was ZeitllnShereshevsky 1969, 01) 24. Nd5 Bxd5 25. Bxd5 Rd8 26. Bb3 Rd3 27. Qf5 g6 28. Qe4 R3d4 29. Qf3 1/21/2 HellersZ Polgar, 1988.
B. 14. b3 is considered White's best. 14... Nc6 15. Bb2 exd4 16. Nxd4 Nxd4 17. Bxd4 Be6 18... Qa5 when there are three alternatives:
B.1. 19. Bb1 d5 20.e5 Ne4 seems OK, but Black has to avoid the 21.Nf1 Rdc8 22.Qd3 g6 23.f3 Bb4? of A. IvanovPedzich, 2000.
B.2 19. Nf3 d5 20. exd5 Rxd5 21. Rxe6 fxe6 22. Qe2 Qa3 23. Bb2 Qd6 24. Bxf6 Bxf6 25. Be4 Rd8 26. Bxd5 exd5 ('=' Wedberg) and later 1/21/2 Grischuk,AIuldachev, Yerevan 2001.
B.3. 19. Nf1 d5 20. e5 Ne4 21. f3 Rac8 22. Qd3 [22. fxe4 Ba3 23. exd5 (23. b4 Qc7) 23... Rxd5 24. Bxh7+ (24. Ne3 Bxc1 25. Nxd5 Bxd5 26. Qxc1 Rxc2 27. Qxc2 Qxe1+) 24... Kxh7 25. Rxc8 Bxc8 26. Qc2+ g6 27. Bf2 (According to Wedberg in CBM, white is a P up, but the position is not clear since Black has the pair of Bs. Later 10 in SvidlerShabalov, Bermuda 2003.] 22... g6 23. Bb1 Bb4 (23... Ba3) 24. Red1 Nc3 25. a3 Bf5 26. axb4 Bxd3 27. bxa5 Ne2+ 28. Kf2 Rxc1 29. Bxd3 Rxd1 30. Kxe2 +/= Wedberg. Later 1/21/2 LutzIuldachev, Yerevan 2001
Enjoy, Lee Roth
