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Re: Najdorf - English attack
Reply #7 - 05/29/10 at 02:39:27
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OrangeCounty wrote on 05/28/10 at 23:16:27:
I agree with Markovich.  I think that after 7. a4 e6 White is just getting a mainline Scheveningen (i.e.: a4 commits White to a4, and also to kingside castling).  In the English Attack, Black doesn't often go Qc7, I guess?

Maybe f2-f4 is something, too, trying to take advantage of the e pawn being on e7.


I don't think White is just getting a mainline Scheveningen; I think he has some advantage after 7...e6 8. a5.  I do think the early ...Qc7 also looks suboptimal against "English" play; I suspect it's a matter of choosing which flavor of += you prefer.
  
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Re: Najdorf - English attack
Reply #6 - 05/28/10 at 23:16:27
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I agree with Markovich.  I think that after 7. a4 e6 White is just getting a mainline Scheveningen (i.e.: a4 commits White to a4, and also to kingside castling).  In the English Attack, Black doesn't often go Qc7, I guess?

Maybe f2-f4 is something, too, trying to take advantage of the e pawn being on e7.
  
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Re: Najdorf - English attack
Reply #5 - 04/21/10 at 17:38:15
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It's very committal to develop the queen this way so soon.  I would think that White could just continue 7.f3 and look later for a way to take advantage of the queen's early appearance on c7. 
  

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Re: Najdorf - English attack
Reply #4 - 04/21/10 at 16:42:03
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joakimvitriol wrote on 04/21/10 at 15:57:33:

What about this move, is it mistake or just solid move that will transpose in main lines in the future?


Offhand I would think it is dubious.  I would be attracted to 7. a4, 7...b6 8. Nd5 being one idea.  There would also e.g. seem to be a possibility of transposing to some 6. Be2 e5-type stuff where early ...Qc7 is suboptimal.
  
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Re: Najdorf - English attack
Reply #3 - 04/21/10 at 15:57:33
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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Qc7 

What about this move, is it mistake or just solid move that will transpose in main lines in the future?
  
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Re: Najdorf - English attack
Reply #2 - 05/15/09 at 11:27:08
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Tony is correct (of course!). After Black has been comitted to e5 (thus creating a hole on d5), White usually desires the exchange of his dark-squared Bishop (i.e. Be3) for Nf6, thus gaining more control over d5. In some variations White may even waste 1-2 more tempi in playing Be3-Bg5 & Bg5xNf6.
  

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Re: Najdorf - English attack
Reply #1 - 05/14/09 at 23:27:30
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The knight is needed to control the d5-square! Smiley
  
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Najdorf - English attack
05/14/09 at 20:45:02
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Here is a question from novice Smiley
In variant 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Ng4 why last Black's move are not popular? Whats wrong with it? I didnt found any games with 7...Ng4...
  
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