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Re: Flick-Knife improvement?
Reply #3 - 11/08/07 at 21:53:25
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White has tried a number of moves after 14.-,f5 in the few games I have in my database with this position:
15.Qb3
15.Ng5
15.e5
15.Bd2
15.exf5
White has a plus score with all moves except 15.exf5.

Do you have any improvements on these games?

For example 15.e5 dxe5 16.d6 was played in one game, Komarov-Kovacevic, 1-0
  
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Re: Flick-Knife improvement?
Reply #2 - 11/08/07 at 20:23:48
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I don't like this position for black after exf5
  
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Re: Flick-Knife improvement?
Reply #1 - 11/08/07 at 19:49:39
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I don't know about a serious challenge to White's conception but it's yet another reason why there's no reason for Black to fear the Flick-Knife.
  

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Flick-Knife improvement?
11/08/07 at 16:52:24
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Taimanov ("Flick-Knife") Attack.  1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nfd7 9.a4 O-O 10.Nf3 Na6  11.O-O Nb4 12.Re1 a6 13.Bf1 Re8 14.h3.  The last move is "!" in Vaisser, and it's the move vastly preferred in practice, often followed by 14...b6.

But does anyone agree with me that 14...f5! is a serious challenge to White's conception?  14.Be3 is condemned by some sources, since Black can obtain some activity, but it if 14...f5 is good then 14.Be3 might be necessary.

This occurred to me in the midst of an ongoing CC game.  I played 14.h3 without first having considered 14...f5, and was relieved when Black played 14...b6.
  

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