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Reply #33 - 03/13/10 at 19:19:44
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[quote author=797A7076170 link=1259467391/32#32 date=1268132839]After my 15 ...f5 idea, surely the Bishop cannot move because of the immediate ...Nxf2! -- ?

Re 14 a3 in the other line -- very strategically complex! But can b2-b4 really be dangerous without White's King having a stable home? Maybe 14 ...Rb8, meeting 15 Ng1 with 15 ...h5? (Or maybe 14 ...0-0 right away??) This set me wondering if Black couldn't also try ...h5 on move 12?[/quote]

Shame on me, you are right of course. [b][i]16.h5[/i][/b] is plausible (keep in mind as ever: I did it without an engine;-)). [b][i]16...Nh8[/i][/b] (16...Nxe3 17.Nxe3; 16...fxe4 17.Nxe4 or even 17.hxg6 exd3 18.gxh7+ Kh8 19.Qxd3; 16...f4 17.hxg6 fxe3 18.gxh7+ Kh8 19.f3 Nf2 20.Rh2) [b][i]17.f3 Nxe3[/i][/b] (17...fxe4 18.Nxe4 Nf6 [18...Nxe3 19.Nxe3] 19.h6 [19.g4 Nxe4 20.Bxe4 h6 21.Ng3 or 20...Nf7 21.Ng3 Ng5 22.Bxg5 Bxg5 23.Bxh7+ Kh8 24.Bf5 too is interesting] 19...g6 [19...Nxe4 20.hxg7 Kxg7 21.Bxe4] 20.Ng5) [b][i]18.Nxe3 f4 19.Nf5 Qd8[/i][/b] (19...Bxf5 20.exf5 fxg3 21.Qe4 Bf6 [21...g2 22.Rg1] 22.Ne2 g2 23.Rg1) [b][i]20.0-0-0 fxg3 21.Rdg1 Bg5+ 22.Kc2 Bf4[/i][/b] (22...Bxf5 23.exf5 Bf4 24.Qe4 Qg5 25.Ne2 Rf6 26.Rh3) [b][i]23.Nxg3[/i][/b] idea Ng3-f5 again.
I like White’s possibilities. He has attacking chances, it seems that a pawn on f5 would be quite effective.

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Reply #32 - 03/09/10 at 11:07:19
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After my 15 ...f5 idea, surely the Bishop cannot move because of the immediate ...Nxf2! -- ?

Re 14 a3 in the other line -- very strategically complex! But can b2-b4 really be dangerous without White's King having a stable home? Maybe 14 ...Rb8, meeting 15 Ng1 with 15 ...h5? (Or maybe 14 ...0-0 right away??) This set me wondering if Black couldn't also try ...h5 on move 12?

All in all, very interesting stuff! I'm really looking forward to what Richard Palliser has to say.
  
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Reply #31 - 03/08/10 at 00:36:54
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[quote author=4142484E2F0 link=1259467391/30#30 date=1267894216]Hi cheesemate,

Yes, I agree the 'Legky' plan gives much better prospects than what M. did in the game. I guess what happens -- either before or after a general shifting of lumps to the kingside -- is that White plays f4 (maybe he can even play it straightaway?), Black strongpoints with ...Bf6 and meets f5 + g4 with ...Ne7/...hxg4. Maybe he defends just fine, but I guess a draw is the limits of his ambitions ... Still, it's only one line![/quote]
What came to my mind after I had posted my first thoughts on Lazarev - Miladinovic (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 Be7 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. Nf3 Nf8 8. h3 Ng6 9. g3 Bd7 10. Bd2 a6 11. Qe2 Qc8 12. h4 Bg4 13. Qe3 Rb8): Here I suggested "13...b6! 14.a4 a5! is a better try." Well, in my continuation 14.a4 isn't too useful. An alternative is 14.a3 with the lever b2-b4 in mind. That offers a second possibility of play for White, don't know what that is good for.

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What do you reckon to my idea of 14 ...Ng4 15 Nf1 f5 in Schmidt--Hanken? Dunno if it's any good but I was just trying to explore a bit of a more dynamic option ...[/quote]
Well, what about 16.Bd2 with f2-f3 to follow (or perhaps first 16.Bg5 to provoke h7-h6)?
[list][*]16...f4 17.f3 Nh6 (17...Nf6 18.h5 Nh8 19.gxf4 exf4 20.Qh2) 18.h5 Nh8 19.gxf4 exf4 20.Qh2 Bg5 21.Ne2
[*]16...fxe4 17.Nxe4 Bf5 (17...Nf6 18.Ne3) 18.f3 Nf6 19.Ne3 Bxe4 (19...Nxe4 20. Nxf5) 20.fxe4 idea Nf5
[*]16...Nf6 17.Ne3 (17.f3) f4 18.Nf5[/list]I would prefer to play white but may be I simply missed something, it's late and as ever I did the analysis without an engine...

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Reply #30 - 03/06/10 at 16:50:16
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Hi cheesemate,

Yes, I agree the 'Legky' plan gives much better prospects than what M. did in the game. I guess what happens -- either before or after a general shifting of lumps to the kingside -- is that White plays f4 (maybe he can even play it straightaway?), Black strongpoints with ...Bf6 and meets f5 + g4 with ...Ne7/...hxg4. Maybe he defends just fine, but I guess a draw is the limits of his ambitions ... Still, it's only one line!

What do you reckon to my idea of 14 ...Ng4 15 Nf1 f5 in Schmidt--Hanken? Dunno if it's any good but I was just trying to explore a bit of a more dynamic option ...
  
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Reply #29 - 03/02/10 at 23:53:23
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[quote author=6E6D6761000 link=1259467391/28#28 date=1267484705]Very interesting thoughts as always.

In Schmidt--Hanken, I thought that after 14 ...Ng4 15 Nf1, Black could try the dynamic 15 ...f5!?. It might not be easy for White to secure a stable grip on e4 -- for example in some positions the undermining ...b5 might come in. This was my attempt to use the ...0-0 idea to give Black's position some dynamism and not just rely on passive defence -- what do you reckon?

Since this game featured a funny move order your suggestion of 7 ...Nd7 (etc.) is the same as [i]9[/i] ...Bd7 in Dkulec--Finegold. Czech Benoni expert Miladinovic tried this in the following game but got wiped out:
  
[Event "Montreal 1st"]
[Site "Montreal"]
[Date "2000.08.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Lazarev, Vladimir"]
[Black "Miladinovic, Igor"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A56"]
[WhiteElo "2478"]
[BlackElo "2563"]
[PlyCount "77"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 Be7 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. Nf3 Nf8 8. h3 Ng6 9. g3 Bd7 10. Bd2 a6 11. Qe2 Qc8 12. h4 [In conjunction with the next move this is maybe a strong idea] Bg4 13. Qe3 Rb8 14. a4 Bd8 15. Ng1 h5 16. f3 Bd7 17. a5 b6 18. axb6 Rxb6 19. Ra2 Ng8 20. Nge2 Nh6 21. Nd1 f5 22. exf5 Bxf5 23. Ba5 Rb7 24. Bxd8 Qxd8 25. Rxa6 O-O 26. Bxf5 Rxf5 27. Nec3 Rb3 28. Qe2 Rf6 29. Ne3 Nf5 30. Nxf5 Rxf5 31. Qc2 Rxc3 32. Qxc3 Qf8 33. O-O Qf6 34. Qe1 Rxf3 35. Rxf3 Qxf3 36. Rxd6 Ne7 37. Qxe5 Qd1+ 38. Kh2 Qc2+ 39. Kh3 1-0

Obviously Black could play differently at various points, but can he alter the contours of the struggle significantly?[/quote]

Impressive play by White. "Can he [Black] alter the contours of the struggle significantly?" It's only a gut feeling after a short look but I tend to say yes. Black's position broke to pieces on the queen's side. 17.a5 was a big nail in the coffin, marking the soft spot b6 with ideas like a later Sc3-a4-b6 in mind, sealing the b-file and a b2-b4 to come. So Black decided to ripe open the b-file himself with 17...b6 but failed to make any progress. White easily defended b2 and then struck on a6.
A better way to play might have been 14...a5 (again blocking the queen's side as Legky did - not 14...b6 because White levers with 15.a5). Hmm. Ah, well 15.Nb5! b6 16.Na7! with Nc6 to follow is a problem that follows 13...Rb8.
So one further step back: 13...b6! 14.a4 a5! is a better try. Then we would have been nearly back on the Legky-track. The game might continue like this: 15.Ng1 h5 16.f3 Bd7 17.Nge2 Kd8!??! (idea Kc7, clearing 8. rank) 18.Nb5 Ne8 (with Nc7 in mind) 19.0-0-0 Nc7 20.Nc3 Na6 or Ne8...
To my feeling this would have been at least less painful than what followed after Miladinovic's  attempts with Rb8 an Bd8 which in the end showed up to be only pseudoactive. He didn't ever had a chance to get active play on the queen's side. So it would have been better to block there and to wait what will happen on the other side.
So as before the initiative is on the White side...

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Reply #28 - 03/01/10 at 23:05:05
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Very interesting thoughts as always.

In Schmidt--Hanken, I thought that after 14 ...Ng4 15 Nf1, Black could try the dynamic 15 ...f5!?. It might not be easy for White to secure a stable grip on e4 -- for example in some positions the undermining ...b5 might come in. This was my attempt to use the ...0-0 idea to give Black's position some dynamism and not just rely on passive defence -- what do you reckon?

Since this game featured a funny move order your suggestion of 7 ...Nd7 (etc.) is the same as [i]9[/i] ...Bd7 in Dkulec--Finegold. Czech Benoni expert Miladinovic tried this in the following game but got wiped out:
  
[Event "Montreal 1st"]
[Site "Montreal"]
[Date "2000.08.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Lazarev, Vladimir"]
[Black "Miladinovic, Igor"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A56"]
[WhiteElo "2478"]
[BlackElo "2563"]
[PlyCount "77"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 Be7 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. Nf3 Nf8 8. h3 Ng6 9. g3 Bd7 10. Bd2 a6 11. Qe2 Qc8 12. h4 [In conjunction with the next move this is maybe a strong idea] Bg4 13. Qe3 Rb8 14. a4 Bd8 15. Ng1 h5 16. f3 Bd7 17. a5 b6 18. axb6 Rxb6 19. Ra2 Ng8 20. Nge2 Nh6 21. Nd1 f5 22. exf5 Bxf5 23. Ba5 Rb7 24. Bxd8 Qxd8 25. Rxa6 O-O 26. Bxf5 Rxf5 27. Nec3 Rb3 28. Qe2 Rf6 29. Ne3 Nf5 30. Nxf5 Rxf5 31. Qc2 Rxc3 32. Qxc3 Qf8 33. O-O Qf6 34. Qe1 Rxf3 35. Rxf3 Qxf3 36. Rxd6 Ne7 37. Qxe5 Qd1+ 38. Kh2 Qc2+ 39. Kh3 1-0

Obviously Black could play differently at various points, but can he alter the contours of the struggle significantly?
  
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Reply #27 - 03/01/10 at 21:26:34
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[quote author=25262C2A4B0 link=1259467391/24#24 date=1267271734]@ cheesemate

Your 19 f4 in Mochalov--Legky looks good to me (unfortunately!). Black had better sit still after that, but surely White is better. Still, the value of the game is in the king-march idea, and maybe Black's play can be improved?

I am also interested in the ...Ng6 + ...0-0 line, as in Drkulec--Finegold (see Reply 17 above). I think this was OK for Black -- what do you reckon? I'm a bit worried by White's typical plan of playing Be3 and Nd2 to discourage ...Bg4, and only then h4, as in this game:


[Event "?"]
[Site "Chicago open"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[White "Schmidt,U"]
[Black "Hanken,J"]
[Round "3"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A44"]

1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5 3. e4 d6 4. c4 Ne7 5. Bd3 Ng6 6. h3 Be7 7. Nf3 O-O 8. Nc3 Nd7 9. g3 Nf6 10. Be3 Bd7 11. Qe2 a6 12. a4 b6 13. Nd2 Qc8 14. h4 Re8 15. f3 Nh5 16. Qf2 Qd8 17. Nf1 Nf8 18. Qd2 g6 19. Kd1 f5 20. exf5 gxf5 21. Rg1 Ng7 22. Bh6 Bf6 23. Ne3 e4 24. fxe4 Ng6 25. Bxg7 Bxg7 26. exf5 Ne5 27. Be4 Bh6 28. Qe2 b5 29. Ng4 Bg7 30. Nxe5 Rxe5 31. Qf3 b4 32. Nb1 Qe8 33. Nd2 Bxa4+ 34. Kc1 Bh6 35. Re1 Bd7 36. g4 Bxd2+ 37. Kxd2 Qf8 38. Qf4 Qg7 39. f6 Qf7 40. g5 a5 41. h5 Rf8 42. Rf1 Rxe4 43. Qxe4 Qxh5 44. Qf4 Qg6 45. Rxa5 b3 46. f7+ Kg7 47.Qf6+ Qxf6 48. Rxf6 h5 49. Ra7 Bg4 50. Rxd6 h4 51. Rh6 h3 52. Kc3 1-0

But here wouldn't 14 ...Ng4 have thrown a spanner into the works ...? (I guess White can try enacting the 'plan' with Ng1 instead of Nd2, but it looks very artificial and I imagine Black gets ...f5 in then.)[/quote]


To Mochalov-Legky:
After the queen’s side is blocked (not totally, one has to keep in mind. White has the idea b2-b4 cxb4, c4-c5. Right now this may look ridiculous but at a time still to come the position may be opened this way for a light spquared invasion). 
The only obvious levers are on the king’s side. So Black has to prepare for white’s levering with regrouping, bringing the heavy pieces on that side. So Black’s task can be counted out on one hand. The king has to leave the 8. rank and the queen too. And it would be useful to redeploy the light squared bishop to the diagonal c8-h3 as Black did. So I can’t see how Black can really improve.

To the game Schmidt - Hansen:
Is your 14...Ng4 really a spanner? Okay, it tackles the good bishop in White's camp. But I think White plays 15.Nf1 Nxe3 (ohterwise the Be3 steps backwards) 16.Nxe3 with the idea 17.Nf5 and if 17...Bxf5 18.exf5 White continues with Ne4 and has a 4:3-pawn roller on the king’s side to come. I think Black has no counterplay here and may be squashed.
Again I’m a bit concerned about Black’s castling (the same feelings I have in  Drkulec-Finegold). I don’t know whether Black’s king is best placed on the short side. It makes it more difficult to challenge White’s advances on the king’s side. White kept his monarch in the middle and fared well with that. Why not play 7...Nd7 instead 0-0 and then continuing like in the game (Nf6, Bd7, a6, b6, Qc8 with the possibility Ke8-d8-c7 - after closing the queen’s side with a6-a5 - depending on what White does...). Again Black has to look for a regrouping, that is bringing the queen’s rook to the king’s side. Clearing the 8. rank is one posibility, using the 7. rank is the other. 
Overall Black is in a passive position. But that doesn't mean he has to loose.

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Reply #26 - 03/01/10 at 16:15:48
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I hope you noticed, cheesemate, that in my last post I linked my remarks to an earlier Reply (albeit one by me!). Smiley All comments (I mean on the chess!) welcomed!
  
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Reply #25 - 02/27/10 at 18:41:10
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MNb wrote on 02/26/10 at 21:32:37:
motörhead wrote on 02/26/10 at 20:05:47:
I stay to my request. The easiest way to get the largest possible paticipation is to repeat all the preceding moves. It's my experience in the forums here, that is quite often difficult to enter a perhaps interesting discussion cause you only may find the entry somewhere earlier. All the more as many participants fail to quote and begin with something obscure as "I think 14...Qc6 would have been better..." This is a meager and exclusive dia- or trialogue. So you may loose the wisdom of the many...


Once, maybe twice a page is enough.


Don't know. My had was badly swirling in that actual "Tarrasch in Black and White"-thread, 1.d4 d5-section. There was a troubled discussion concerning different attemps. And in the end i wasn't able to enter quickly. There you may find this "I suggest 12... xxx"-way of communication that excludes others not willing to work as variation scout. Besides: As I were a day off, they found a refutation in another variation as I have had on the board... 
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Reply #24 - 02/27/10 at 11:55:34
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Your 19 f4 in Mochalov--Legky looks good to me (unfortunately!). Black had better sit still after that, but surely White is better. Still, the value of the game is in the king-march idea, and maybe Black's play can be improved?

I am also interested in the ...Ng6 + ...0-0 line, as in Drkulec--Finegold (see Reply 17 above). I think this was OK for Black -- what do you reckon? I'm a bit worried by White's typical plan of playing Be3 and Nd2 to discourage ...Bg4, and only then h4, as in this game:


[Event "?"]
[Site "Chicago open"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[White "Schmidt,U"]
[Black "Hanken,J"]
[Round "3"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A44"]

1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5 3. e4 d6 4. c4 Ne7 5. Bd3 Ng6 6. h3 Be7 7. Nf3 O-O 8. Nc3 Nd7 9. g3 Nf6 10. Be3 Bd7 11. Qe2 a6 12. a4 b6 13. Nd2 Qc8 14. h4 Re8 15. f3 Nh5 16. Qf2 Qd8 17. Nf1 Nf8 18. Qd2 g6 19. Kd1 f5 20. exf5 gxf5 21. Rg1 Ng7 22. Bh6 Bf6 23. Ne3 e4 24. fxe4 Ng6 25. Bxg7 Bxg7 26. exf5 Ne5 27. Be4 Bh6 28. Qe2 b5 29. Ng4 Bg7 30. Nxe5 Rxe5 31. Qf3 b4 32. Nb1 Qe8 33. Nd2 Bxa4+ 34. Kc1 Bh6 35. Re1 Bd7 36. g4 Bxd2+ 37. Kxd2 Qf8 38. Qf4 Qg7 39. f6 Qf7 40. g5 a5 41. h5 Rf8 42. Rf1 Rxe4 43. Qxe4 Qxh5 44. Qf4 Qg6 45. Rxa5 b3 46. f7+ Kg7 47.Qf6+ Qxf6 48. Rxf6 h5 49. Ra7 Bg4 50. Rxd6 h4 51. Rh6 h3 52. Kc3 1-0

But here wouldn't 14 ...Ng4 have thrown a spanner into the works ...? (I guess White can try enacting the 'plan' with Ng1 instead of Nd2, but it looks very artificial and I imagine Black gets ...f5 in then.)
  
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Reply #23 - 02/26/10 at 21:32:37
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motörhead wrote on 02/26/10 at 20:05:47:
I stay to my request. The easiest way to get the largest possible paticipation is to repeat all the preceding moves. It's my experience in the forums here, that is quite often difficult to enter a perhaps interesting discussion cause you only may find the entry somewhere earlier. All the more as many participants fail to quote and begin with something obscure as "I think 14...Qc6 would have been better..." This is a meager and exclusive dia- or trialogue. So you may loose the wisdom of the many...


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Reply #22 - 02/26/10 at 20:05:47
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@ cheesemate
Sorry if I confused you re move orders but I don't think Sherlock should be needed to crack this one! -- just a look at the first post in the thread should suffice! That's not of course to imply there aren't move order subtleties in the CB -- there are, which is one of the fascinations ...

The more I look at this the more I can't wait till May! Personally I rather like the ...Nf8 + ...Ng6 lines in answer to Nf3 + Bd3, but how about this as an inspiring example of the ...Ng6 + ...h5 plan?
  
[Event "Zhukov mem"]
[Site "Spasskoe"]
[Date "1996.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Mochalov, Evgeny V"]
[Black "Legky, Nikolay A"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A56"]
[WhiteElo "2515"]
[BlackElo "2510"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[EventDate "1996.??.??"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1998.11.10"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Nf3 a6 8. a4 b6 9. h3 h5 10. g3 Rb8 11. Be3 a5 12. Qd2 Nf8 13. Qc2 Ng6 14. h4 Ba6 15. Bd2 [What now for Black? ...] Kd7 [Time for a cool King march! ...] 16. O-O-O Kc7 17. Rdf1 Bc8 18. Ne1 Bd7 19. f3 Kb7 20. Rf2 Ne8 21. Bf1 Nc7 22. Ng2 Bf6 23. Ne3 Ne7 24. Bh3 Bxh3 25. Rxh3 Qd7 26. Rh1 Rbf8 27. Kb1 g6 28. Rhf1 Bg7 29. f4 exf4 30. gxf4 f5 31. exf5 Nxf5 32. Nxf5 gxf5 33. Rg2 Bf6 34. Be1Rhg8 35. Rfg1 Rg4 36. Rxg4 fxg4 37. Ne4 Na6 38. Rf1 Nb4 39. Bxb4 axb4 40. f5 Bxh4 41. f6 Ka6 42. Rh1 Bxf6 43. Rxh5 Be5 44. Rg5 Rh8 45. Qd1 0-1

May I could have sherlocked it, but I was tiered, it was deepest night after a day of work. And I was a bit confused bout 5...Nbd7 and 6...Nbd7 and so I watsoned...
I stay to my request. The easiest way to get the largest possible paticipation is to repeat all the preceding moves. It's my experience in the forums here, that is quite often difficult to enter a perhaps interesting discussion cause you only may find the entry somewhere earlier. All the more as many participants fail to quote and begin with something obscure as "I think 14...Qc6 would have been better..." This is a meager and exclusive dia- or trialogue. So you may loose the wisdom of the many...

To the game. Very interesting. This confirms my feeling that black's king should stay in the center as I posted earlier. If one of the sides is locked then he can make a walk in this direction. Thus this idea with h7-h5 + Nd7-f8-g6 seems okay (but not better for black anyway g2-g3 stops the block h5-h4 and prepares a later f2-(f3)-f4.
In this opening I think plans dominate concrete variations til it comes to contact.
Overall the game shows heavy manouvering. Black has to be patient and should be fearless. I only browsed through the game but I had the feeling that 19.f4 would have been possible. I think at that moment white had the initiative. He decided to play calmly, regrouping and exchanching the bad bishop. But that also allowed black to reorganize and his rooks reached king's side in time. 
After 35...Rg4 black has slightly turned the table. 
And then perhaps zeitnot? the f-pawn is runing to nowhere.

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Reply #21 - 02/26/10 at 15:08:28
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Thanks for this! Think I got carried away -- prob. because when I googled it it looked as though loads of those 'torrent' sites offfering illegal(?) downloads were already offering it! (Not of course that any self-respecting ChessPubber would stoop so low ... Cheesy)

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Sorry if I confused you re move orders but I don't think Sherlock should be needed to crack this one! -- just a look at the first post in the thread should suffice! That's not of course to imply there aren't move order subtleties in the CB -- there are, which is one of the fascinations ...

The more I look at this the more I can't wait till May! Personally I rather like the ...Nf8 + ...Ng6 lines in answer to Nf3 + Bd3, but how about this as an inspiring example of the ...Ng6 + ...h5 plan?
   
[Event "Zhukov mem"]
[Site "Spasskoe"]
[Date "1996.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Mochalov, Evgeny V"]
[Black "Legky, Nikolay A"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A56"]
[WhiteElo "2515"]
[BlackElo "2510"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[EventDate "1996.??.??"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1998.11.10"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Nf3 a6 8. a4 b6 9. h3 h5 10. g3 Rb8 11. Be3 a5 12. Qd2 Nf8 13. Qc2 Ng6 14. h4 Ba6 15. Bd2 [What now for Black? ...] Kd7 [Time for a cool King march! ...] 16. O-O-O Kc7 17. Rdf1 Bc8 18. Ne1 Bd7 19. f3 Kb7 20. Rf2 Ne8 21. Bf1 Nc7 22. Ng2 Bf6 23. Ne3 Ne7 24. Bh3 Bxh3 25. Rxh3 Qd7 26. Rh1 Rbf8 27. Kb1 g6 28. Rhf1 Bg7 29. f4 exf4 30. gxf4 f5 31. exf5 Nxf5 32. Nxf5 gxf5 33. Rg2 Bf6 34. Be1Rhg8 35. Rfg1 Rg4 36. Rxg4 fxg4 37. Ne4 Na6 38. Rf1 Nb4 39. Bxb4 axb4 40. f5 Bxh4 41. f6 Ka6 42. Rh1 Bxf6 43. Rxh5 Be5 44. Rg5 Rh8 45. Qd1 0-1
  
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Re: The h3 Czech Benoni Lines...
Reply #20 - 02/26/10 at 12:35:23
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Michael, Palliser has not been published yet. Sorry, can't be much help on your other questions.
  

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Re: The h3 Czech Benoni Lines...
Reply #19 - 02/26/10 at 02:21:58
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Generally speaking I agree with Cheesemate, but in this particular case I don't find it too hard: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Nc3 e5 5.e4 Be7 6.Bd3 Nbd7 etcetera. Then 5...Nbd7 was suggested as a way to postpone the choice between ...Be7 and ...g6.
  

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