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Re: French at the Gibraltar Tournament
Reply #3 - 02/05/10 at 01:22:54
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Well, Dom thanks for your input. I think Black is fine after 3.Nc3 Nc6. I did notice that White can go for an exchange structure, but then that appears to be small victory for Black - and where the Knight on c6 can't be badly placed. Actually, I've always been of the opinion that Nd2 is a tougher nut to crack than Nc3.
  

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Re: French at the Gibraltar Tournament
Reply #2 - 02/04/10 at 21:49:36
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One simple line for White is 4.Nf3!? Nf6 5.Bd3 (waiting a little before e5 push) Bb4 (5..Nb4 6.Bg5 ; 5...h6 6.e5! Nd7 7.a3) 6.exd5 exd5 transposes to Thomas-Nimzowitsch,1927
  

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Re: French at the Gibraltar Tournament
Reply #1 - 02/04/10 at 21:34:08
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@gengisclown: thanks for game  Smiley

Yes, nice performance for Natalia Zhukova WGM rated 2462. Here is web page official page which portrays some players and Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez and Natalia Zhukova being one of them: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/gib2010/publicity_eng/competitors.html

About opening, it's good to see that learning classic games will pay  Smiley . Start is "Rozentalis's variation" with 4...Nc6 (name given by Neil McDonald...but line played by various top players: Nimzowich, Korchnoi vs Tal and Petrosian vs Fischer). 6.Bd3!? is an unsound tricky gambit  (dixit Watson after 6...Bb4 7.oo!?) ...After 6...Bb4 position is in game Klovans-Rozentalis,Bern 1992  7.Bd2 Nxd2! (7...Nxc3 Krivoborodov-Graf,Athenes 2007 (chesspublishing udate february2008)) 8.Qxd2 is classical position Blackburne-Mason,NewYork 1889

8...Bd7!? (8...f6!) 9.oo?! (9.a3 Ba5!? 10.b4 Bb6 11.Ne2 f6 12.exf6!?  ; for 12.b5 see Vovsk-Timoshenko,Tashkent 2008 (chesspublishing update avril 2008))

I don't like too much White plan and prefer 6.a3 (to have bishops pair for compensation to double pawns which will appear soon ; forbid Bb4) Be7 7.Bd3 Nxc3 8.bxc3 Na5 9.Nd2

Longtime ago, castlerock proposes in French forum the retreat variation  6.Nb1 !?!  Cheesy which in fact (maybe by another move order or color reversed) gives variation from Bralavsky-Limbourg,Hagen 1999 (Watson)
  

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C11: French at the Gibraltar Tournament
02/02/10 at 17:32:30
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Since we had a thread on Frenchies played at Wijk aan Zee, we should have one discussing those played at Gibraltar, although at the moment only Zhukova seems to playing it well. The French is getting smashed on Gibraltar's rocks.

Josep Manuel Lopez-Martinez vs Natalia Zhukova (2010) 0-1


1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. e5 Ne4 6. Bd3 Bb4 7. Bd2 Nxd2 8. Qxd2 Bd7 9. O-O f6 10. Qf4 O-O 11. Qg3 fxe5 12. dxe5 Bxc3 13. bxc3 Ne7 14. Rab1 Rb8 15. c4 c5 16. cxd5 exd5 17. e6 Be8 18. c3 b5 19. Ng5 Bg6 20. Rfe1 Qe8 21. Nf7 Bxf7 22. exf7+ Rxf7 23. Re5 c4 24. Bc2 Qf8 25. Rbe1 Rb7 26. Qe3 Qd8 27. Re6 Qd7 28. h4 b4 29. h5 bxc3 30. Qxc3 Rb6 31. R6e5 Rbf6 32. f3 Nc6 33. Ba4 Qd6 34. Re8+ Rf8 35. Kf1 Qb4 36. Qc2 Nd4 37. Qd1 c3 38. Rxf8+ Rxf8 39. Kg1 c2 40. Bxc2 Nxc2 41. Qxd5+ Kh8 42. Re4 Qb6+ 43. Kh2 Ne3 44. Qe5 Nf1+ 45. Kh1 Qb8 46. Qxb8 Rxb8 47. Re7 Ng3+ 48. Kh2 Nxh5 49. Rxa7 h6 50. g3 Rb2+ 51. Kh3 Nf6 52. g4 Nd5 53. g5 hxg5 54. Kg4 Rg2+ 55. Kf5 Kh7 56. a4 Nf6 57. a5 Rg3 58. Ra8 Rxf3+ 59. Kxg5 Ra3 60. Kf5 Nd5 61. Ke4 Nb4 0-1
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