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Re: An interesting "Anti-French" variation
Reply #1 - 02/16/08 at 09:16:44
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Hello doublepawns,
I played some fun games as Black in one Budapest tournament versus oo in this line of the 2-knights variation. After my games I enjoy analysing the variation with 10.oo oo 11.Ne5! Bd7!? which was the move of the game Spassky-Petrossian,Moscow 1966 (Jovicic) and occuring in my game Nogrady-Laurain,Budapest 1999.
I mention these games because sometimes same ideas occur with White ooo after 12.Qe2 and now 12...Qe7 13.Rae1 Rae8 14.Kh1!? was given on one Chesspublishing update 3 years ago (Rogers-Witt,2005)....and now I prefer 12...Nd4!? Motwani-Webster,Gausdal 1992.
Coming back to 10.Qe2 oo 11.ooo I can say Black as same lines with oo variation with the bonus White king can be under check on the f4-c1-diagonal. Thus 11...Bd7! and now
A) 12.Rhe1 a6 13.Ne5 Nxe5 (or 13...Nd4!? Bakmatov-Chasin,Beverungen 2003) Zakharov-Dolmatov,Novgorod URSS 1997 (Jovicic)
B) 12.Ne5 Guseinov-Rajos,Majorque 2004 and now Black has tried various moves but the simple one is 12...Bd6 Sengupta-Rodhstein,Yerevan 2006or Bellini-Komaro,Reggio Emilia 2003
C) 12.Kb1 (trying to improve over the B) line because White is no more under check on the f4-d1 diag) and now 12...Qe7 Rodrigues-Foisor,Grenoble 2006 or 12...Rc8 Lastin-Volkov,Tomsk 2001 (where I suggest 25...R5c6 better then than 25...g6)
D) 12.h4 (Nepomaninchi likes the move) Qa5! (start counter-attack as soon as possible which is common in opposite wings castling) 13.Kb1 Rac8 14.Ne5 Be8 and now I believe position is a draw (with Nf3-Bd7 adlib)  
  

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C11: An interesting "Anti-French" variation
02/15/08 at 05:26:42
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Hello all,

I would like to discuss the important theoretical position which occurs after the moves 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.d4 c5 6.dc5 Nc6 7.Bf4 Bc5 8.Bd3 f6 9.ef6 Nf6 and now 10.0-0 is the main move, but an interesting and sharper alternative is the variation 10.Qe2!? 0-0 11.0-0-0, instead castling queenside and intending to attack Black's king on the kingside. This results in the following position:

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Do you think the position is equal or slightly better for White?
« Last Edit: 07/29/11 at 18:35:57 by dom »  

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