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Philidor: Antoshin 6.Qf3!?
11/10/08 at 08:59:55
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Hi,
I am still looking for something simple and good against the Antoshin after the initial moves

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7,

which can be reached with various move orders, e.g. with 1...d6 etc..
In this forum we had a look at 6.g3, 6.Be2, 6.Bc4 and 6.Bf4:

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1208118603

Black seems to be ok so far in most variations. 6.Bf4 is supposed to be best for white, but he has to know what to do against 4 possible black answers and black is still solid.

What do you think about 6.Qf3!?

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White goes straight for the bishops and black cannot avoid to give up the bishop pair. On the other hand white falls behind in development, which may not be critical as blacks setup is quite slow. A few sample games:

[White "Chuprov,D"]
[Black "Zavgorodniy,S"]
[WhiteElo "2577"]
[BlackElo "2410"]
[ECO "C41"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3
Be7 6. Qf3 O-O 7. Nf5 Bxf5 8. Qxf5 c6 9. Bd3
Nbd7 10. Be3 b5 11. f4 Qc7 12. O-O Nc5 13. Qh3
Nfd7 14. Rf3 Rae8 15. Rg3 Nxd3 16. cxd3 Bf6 17. Rc1
Qb7 18. e5 dxe5 19. Ne4 Be7 20. Qh6 1-0


[White "Popovic,Pe"]
[Black "Pavlovic,Milo2"]
[WhiteElo "2509"]
[BlackElo "2438"]
[ECO "C41"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3
Be7 6. Qf3 Nbd7 7. Be2 O-O 8. Nf5 Ne5 9. Nxe7+
Qxe7 10. Qg3 Ng6 11. f3 c6 12. h4 Nh5 13. Qh2
Qe5 14. Be3 Qg3+ 15. Bf2 Qxh2 16. Rxh2 Nhf4 17. O-O-O
Rd8 18. Bf1 b6 19. g3 Ne6 20. f4 Nc7 21. Bg2
Ne7 22. Bf3 Bb7 23. Bg1 d5 24. exd5 Ncxd5 25. Nxd5
cxd5 26. Re2 Kf8 27. h5 h6 28. g4 Bc6 29. Bd4
Re8 30. Rde1 Rad8 31. Bxg7+ Kxg7 32. Rxe7 Kf6 33. Rxe8
Bxe8 34. Rd1 d4 35. c3 d3 36. Kd2 Bd7 37. Re1
Rg8 38. Rg1 Rd8 39. Rg3 Be6 40. b3 a5 41. Bd1
Rb8 42. Rxd3 b5 43. f5 Bc8 44. Rd8 1-0
  

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