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Re: Help understanding a D32 Tarrasch line
Reply #7 - 12/02/07 at 17:34:48
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Hmm. Looks strange indeed. I did a search, though, and found that many games continue 7.Bb5 (instead of 7.dxc5) 7...Bd6 (7...a6 is also possible) 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.0-0 0-0 10.b3 Bg4 and because of the tempo loss Bd6-Bxc5, the same position is reached. Still, that doesn't answer the question: Why did Gulko play 9...Bd7 first? I find it hard to believe 10.b3 can be called a concession...
  
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Re: Help understanding a D32 Tarrasch line
Reply #6 - 12/02/07 at 16:02:15
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Girkassa wrote on 12/02/07 at 15:32:43:
My guess is that it's a printing error and that 9...Bd6 is the move. I don't see any sense in 9...Bd7 followed by 9...Bg4.


Apparently not; 9...Bd7 works in terms of the continuation of the game cited (Curt Hansen-Gulko) as given by ECO and other sources, while 9...Bd6 would not (Gulko did [apparently] play ...Bd6 a few moves later).  
  
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Re: Help understanding a D32 Tarrasch line
Reply #5 - 12/02/07 at 15:32:43
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My guess is that it's a printing error and that 9...Bd6 is the move. I don't see any sense in 9...Bd7 followed by 9...Bg4.
  
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Re: Help understanding a D32 Tarrasch line
Reply #4 - 12/01/07 at 04:14:32
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Thank you both.

It's a line in ECO, 4th Ed.

...Bg4 right away seems much more in the active spirit of the Tarrasch.

Take care,

Gerry
  
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Re: Help understanding a D32 Tarrasch line
Reply #3 - 12/01/07 at 00:11:56
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Gerry, where are you finding this line?  MCO? ECO? Model games?

My old copy of Fritz gives 9...Bg4 as the main line, with 9...a6 and 9...Bd6 as minor lines.

I agree, though, that 9...Bd7 looks dubious.  It just doesn't make any sense, does it?  It looks to me like the only point would be to recapture on c6 with the Bishop, but Black would really prefer ...bxc6, wouldnt he?  Not to mention the apparently wasted tempo.

I have aaggaarrdd'ss book, and Schiller's, and a couple of old chess digest pamphlets, plus MCO and BCO -- but I don't have time to consult them at the moment.  Maybe this weekend.
  
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Re: Help understanding a D32 Tarrasch line
Reply #2 - 11/30/07 at 21:40:55
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Good question.  I would certainly be inclined to play 9...Bg4 rather than 9...Bd7.
  
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Reply #1 - 11/30/07 at 21:08:33
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Hello All:

Anyone? Sorry to be a pest but I love learning about chess as much as playing it. I have the Aagaard and Lund book but the line is not covered and ECO does not give explanations. (Looking forward to that German language book too.)

Thanks,

Gerry
  
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Help understanding a D32 Tarrasch line
11/30/07 at 14:40:35
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Hello All:

I need help understanding line D32/8 in the e3-Tarrasch that goes like this:

1. d4 d5
2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 c5
4. cxd5 exd5
5. e3 Nf6
6. Nf3 Nc6
7. dxc5 Bxc5
8. Bb5 0-0
9. 0-0 Bd7
10. b3 Bg4
......

What I am wondering about is why not ...Bg4 on move 9 rather than move 10 and why the little ...Bd7-g4 dance?

1. Only thing I can think of is that White has weakened his dark squares with 10.b3 so 10...Bg4 will exchange the Nf3 that defends dark squares.

2. But d4 etc are already important so why not 9...Bg4? A move that Black often makes.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Gerry
  
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