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Re: Help with Exchange Line from Watson's Book
Reply #3 - 10/05/07 at 14:57:05
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Hello Willempie:

Fritz 10 recommends 6...c4 but still gives it close to 0.50 which seems a lot for me when Watson says no trouble for Black.

White can then use the Zwischenzug 7.Re1+ so I suppose the B will just go to e7 for now.

I suppose I didn't think of ...c4 as when Black plays 4...c5 he is trying to unbalance the Exchange Variation by getting into an Isolani position.

What should have alerted me to the fact that I should have changed plans so quickly and play ...c4.

Thanks,

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Re: Help with Exchange Line from Watson's Book
Reply #2 - 10/05/07 at 14:26:57
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Anything wrong with 6..c4 followed by Bd6?
  

If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.
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Help with Watson Line
Reply #1 - 10/05/07 at 14:20:11
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Hello All:

Any help would be appreciated. Really curious as Watson says Black should have no trouble in this line but he does not mention the natural 6.0-0.

Thanks in advance,

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C01: Help with Exchange Line from Watson's Book
10/05/07 at 02:58:05
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Hello All:

I must be an opening moron. I just seem to run into difficulties so easily.

In my last game I follow a recommendation of John Watson (3rd Ed., page 77)

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Bd3 c5 [and he says "against which White hasn't succeeded in finding any edge" - my opponent obviously didn't read this.]

5.Nf3 Nc6 and now instead of Watson's 6.Qe2+ (note c) my opponent plays 6.0-0.

This does not seem pleasant for Black and Fritz 10 give Black's "best" reply ...c4 as 0.42. Other moves like ...Bd6 (which you often want to play in these lines) is close to 0.90.

After 6.0-0 we played ...Bd6 7.Re1+ Ne7. Seems very comfortable for White. Maybe I ...0-0-0 now?

What am I missing?

Take care,

Gerry
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