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Re: Moller attack (or how do you call it ?)
Reply #4 - 06/19/08 at 12:05:06
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Recently I just tried the Moeller in a rapid chess game (25 min OTB). My opponent played : 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Bc5 6.c3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.d4 Bb6 and now 9.Bg5 h6 (cannot be wrong) 10.Bh4.
What do you think is best now ? Black has many options and can also transpose to the Archangel and the New Archangel if he wants.
  
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Re: Moller attack (or how do you call it ?)
Reply #3 - 06/17/08 at 08:44:57
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Yes I know, there is a Moeller attack in the italien, too.
But lets focus on the Moeller attack (or defense) in the spanish  Smiley
There are not too many games with 9...Bg4, so it might be interesting what is recommended in the books (or by chess software) for white.
  
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Re: Moller attack (or how do you call it ?)
Reply #2 - 06/16/08 at 17:47:18
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Strategy_Rules wrote on 06/16/08 at 13:55:13:
Hello, does anybody know something strong against the moeller attack ?

I plan to play it with black, if the variation turns out to be good or at least playable.
So strong variations for white are welcome Smiley

Moeller attack: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Bc5 6.c3 b5 (starting position of the Moeller attack) 7.Bb3 [7.Bc2] 7...d6 8.d4 Bb6 9.a4 and now 9...Bg4 (9...Lb7 or 9...Rb8 would be the Archangel(sk) or the New Archangel(sk) variation)
(Well, thats my definition, maybe you have another.)


The way I use the term, the Moeller Attack is a variation of the Italian.  This I would call the Moeller Defense to the Spanish.  Minor point, I admit.
  

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Re: Moller attack (or how do you call it ?)
Reply #1 - 06/16/08 at 14:05:44
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Not really answering your question (sorry) but suggested resources to start with:

Earlier games of Shirov (in Fire on Board 1) and (late) Canadian IM Brian Nickoloff for black.

Havent seen a copy, but imagine 'Nick's Best' by Lawrence Day would be a good place to start. If you are in a chess country (I'm not) have a browse of this book and post your comments here.

Noteworthy is the game where Shirov just held on versus Nickoloff in this line.

For white...?

  
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06/16/08 at 13:55:13
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Hello, does anybody know something strong against the moeller attack ?

I plan to play it with black, if the variation turns out to be good or at least playable.
So strong variations for white are welcome Smiley

Moeller attack: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Bc5 6.c3 b5 (starting position of the Moeller attack) 7.Bb3 [7.Bc2] 7...d6 8.d4 Bb6 9.a4 and now 9...Bg4 (9...Lb7 or 9...Rb8 would be the Archangel(sk) or the New Archangel(sk) variation)
(Well, thats my definition, maybe you have another.)
  
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