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Re: Vienna
Reply #2 - 11/24/07 at 20:57:16
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Interesting that older repertoire books should disagree.  Burgess & Pedersen prefer 7.Bxc4, but so does Khalifman, who gives:

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 e6 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bg5 c5 7.e5 h6! 8.Bd2 (8.Bh4? g5 9.Nxg5 Qxd4 -+; 8.exf6 hxg5 9.fxg7 Rg8 10.dxc5 following Sideif-Sade - Dzhandzhdava, Uzhgorod 1988 and equal, though I note Ruslan pushing 10.Qc2) 8...Bxc3 9.bxc3 Ne4 10.Bxc4 Nc6 11.0-0 Nxd2!? 12.Qxd2 0-0 =

I see now, though, that 8.exf6 hxg5 9.fxg7 Rg8 10.Qc2! is devastating for Black; statistics certainly seem to back that up.  At any rate, I guess I should be pleased that Khalifman recommends 7.Bxc4 instead of 7.e5, though I'll need to be carefully prepared for both.  It is a bit distressing, however, how quickly these monographs are out of date...   Undecided

  

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Re: Vienna
Reply #1 - 11/24/07 at 05:57:34
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From White side I've always played 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 dc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bg5 c5 7.e5 (7. Bxc4 gives too much simplifications for me).
Critical imho is then 7...cd4 8.Qa4 Nc6 9.0-0-0 Bd7 10.Ne4 Be7 11. ef6 gf6 12.Bh4 Rc8 13.Kb1 Na5 14.Qc2 e5 15.Nd4 ed4 16.Rd4 (Riazantsev-Jakovenko Moscow 2006, unclear but I like White).

6. Bxc4 is a wacky gambit also featured in recent Kasim-Gelfand candidates match, not sure about its soundness until I see more games!
  
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Vienna
11/24/07 at 00:24:02
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1.d4 d4 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bxc4!?

Ruslan has annotated a couple of games in this line recently.  Is it experiencing a renaissance as a way of posing Black some problems in the Vienna?

What is White's best/most aggressive line against the Vienna?
  

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