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Re: Russian defence
Reply #3 - 04/19/10 at 16:01:17
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There is a 7-page or so article on 4...Nf6 5. 0-0 d6 6. Bc6+ bc 7. d4 ed 8. Nd4 or Qd4 in the current Yearbook.  The author, Tibor Karolyi, appears to think that White should be able to get a slight advantage with best play, which is in line with the standard view.  But of course that's also the standard view of the Modern Steinitz.
  
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Re: Russian defence
Reply #2 - 04/19/10 at 09:51:12
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Thanks for links. I read all threads and came to the conclusion that Russian defense is inferior line of Modern Steinitz since Mamedyarov line in Bronstein variation (5.0-0) starts with 5...Bd7 and you and TopNotch gave good lines for white after 5...Nf6 which transpose to Russian.

6.Bxc6 bxc6 7.d4 and now:

a) TopNotch
8...Nxe4?! 8.Qe2!8...f5 9.Nbd2 Nxd2 10.Nxd2 e4 11.f3 d5 12.fxe4 fxe4 13.Qh5+!

13.Nxe4! Müller 13...dxe4 14.Qxe4+ Be7 15.Bg5+-

13...g6 14.Qe5+ Qe7 15.Qxh8+-

b)Michael Ayton:
(2) In the 5 …Nf6 6 Bc6 bc 7 d4 line, I guess Black has to try 7 …ed (I had “7 …Be7!?, Malaniuk” in my notes, but unfortunately the manoeuvre Na3-c4 looks just to refute this) 8 Qd4 c5 9 Qd3 Be7 10 Re1 0-0 11 Nc3 Bb7, but although these moves can be played in various orders I think White retains an annoying edge.

Although in your line I found 8...Be7 (played by Short, Portisch, Timman) more common move then 8...c5.
  
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Re: Russian defence
Reply #1 - 04/18/10 at 21:29:57
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You might find some of these threads of interest:

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1205281807/8#8

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1205346205/14#14

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1138105012/0

  
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Russian defence
04/18/10 at 11:44:00
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What's the status of the Russian defence:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O d6
or move order from Steinitz deferred
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O Nf6

What is the critical line. Obviously top rated players don't like it very much.
  
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