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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #12 - 09/19/10 at 17:07:00
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zen_learner wrote on 08/09/10 at 10:00:56:
GMTonyKosten wrote on 08/04/10 at 16:50:39:
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Just below where you enter your Message, there is a Browse button for attachments to pgn files. I've attached the d3 Lopez one to my message created from the post.
  

Lopez_5__d3.pgn ( 2 KB | Downloads )

Those who want to go by my perverse footsteps play such pawn structure with fuzzy atypical still strategic orientations

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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #11 - 08/09/10 at 10:00:56
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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #10 - 08/07/10 at 02:42:21
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The latest CBM (137) includes an article on this line.

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Stohl: Ruy Lopez C77

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.c3

The simple pawn move 5...d6 is the choice of the top players. Black is ready for ...Na5, so 6.c3 creates an escape route for the valuable Ba4. Stohl examines several moves for Black from the position in the diagram, including the popular fianchetto.
  
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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #9 - 08/04/10 at 16:50:39
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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #8 - 08/04/10 at 09:49:44
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Well, I guess the guys playing with black did not know about those....



[Event "EU-ch 11th"]
[Site "Rijeka"]
[Date "2010.03.17"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Black "Akopian, Vladimir"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C77"]
[WhiteElo "2656"]
[BlackElo "2688"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 g6 7. Nbd2 Bg7 8. O-O
O-O 9. Re1 h6 10. Nf1 b5 11. Bc2 d5 12. Bd2 Be6 13. a4 Qd6 14. b4 Nd7 15. Bb3
dxe4 16. dxe4 Nb6 17. a5 Nc4 18. Ne3 Rfd8 19. Nxc4 Bxc4 20. Bxc4 bxc4 21. Be3
Qe6 22. Qa4 Rd3 23. Rec1 Bf8 24. b5 axb5 25. Qxb5 Rb8 26. Qa4 Ra8 27. a6 Rd6
28. Qb5 Qc8 29. a7 Qd8 30. Qxc4 Qd7 31. Qb5 Rd3 32. Qb7 Qe8 33. Ra6 Rxe3 34.
fxe3 Bc5 35. Rca1 Bxe3+ 36. Kh1 Bb6 37. h3 Kg7 38. Nd2 Nxa7 39. Rxb6 cxb6 40.
Rxa7 Rc8 41. c4 1-0


AND


[Event "EU-ch 11th"]
[Site "Rijeka"]
[Date "2010.03.14"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C77"]
[WhiteElo "2656"]
[BlackElo "2667"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 g6 7. Nbd2 Bg7 8. O-O
O-O 9. Re1 b5 10. Bc2 Re8 11. a4 Bb7 12. b4 Qe7 13. Nb3 Rad8 14. Qe2 Qd7 15.
Bd2 Rb8 16. axb5 axb5 17. c4 Ne7 18. cxb5 Qxb5 19. Na5 Qd7 20. Ba4 c6 21. Rac1
Rec8 22. d4 exd4 23. Nxd4 Ne8 24. Qd3 Ba8 25. h3 Rb6 26. Nf3 Nc7 27. Nc4 Ra6
28. Bb3 Rd8 29. Bf4 Ne6 30. Bg3 d5 31. Nce5 Qb7 32. Qe2 Rb6 33. Nxf7 Kxf7 34.
exd5 cxd5 35. Rc7 Rd7 36. Rxb7 Bxb7 37. Ba4 Ba6 38. Ne5+ Bxe5 39. Qxe5 Ra7 40.
Qh8 Nf8 41. Bh4 g5 42. Bxg5 Rg6 43. Qd4 Rb7 44. Qf4+ 1-0



AND



[Event "EU-ch 11th"]
[Site "Rijeka"]
[Date "2010.03.11"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Black "Melkumyan, Hrant"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C77"]
[WhiteElo "2656"]
[BlackElo "2582"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. O-O d6 8. a4 b4
9. a5 O-O 10. Nbd2 Rb8 11. Nc4 h6 12. h3 Be6 13. Be3 Qc8 14. Nfd2 Rd8 15. Qe2
Qb7 16. Ba4 Nd7 17. c3 d5 18. exd5 Bxd5 19. f4 exf4 20. Bxf4 Re8 21. d4 Bg5 22.
Qf2 Bxf4 23. Qxf4 Nf6 24. Ne3 Be6 25. Qf3 Bd7 26. Nd5 Re6 27. Ne4 Nxe4 28.
Qxf7+ Kh8 29. Qxd7 Rd6 30. Bxc6 Rxc6 31. Qe7 Rd6 32. Rf8+ Rxf8 33. Qxf8+ Kh7
34. Ne7 Nf6 35. Rf1 1-0


AND




[Event "Madrid op active"]
[Site "Madrid"]
[Date "2009.12.13"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Roa Alonso, Santiago"]
[Black "Vazquez Igarza, Renier"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C78"]
[WhiteElo "2445"]
[BlackElo "2570"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. O-O d6 8. c3
O-O 9. h3 Bd7 10. Re1 Kh8 11. Nbd2 Ng8 12. Nf1 f5 13. exf5 Bxf5 14. Ng3 Bd7 15.
Ne4 Bb6 16. d4 exd4 17. cxd4 h6 18. Be3 Bf5 19. Ng3 Bh7 20. d5 Bxe3 21. Rxe3
Nce7 22. Nd4 Nf5 23. Ngxf5 Bxf5 24. Rc1 Qh4 25. Qd2 Rf7 26. Rf3 Raf8 27. Nxf5
Rxf5 28. Rxf5 Rxf5 29. Rxc7 Rf8 30. Rc6 Nf6 31. Bc2 Nh5 32. Rxd6 Nf4 33. Qe3
Qg5 34. Qe4 g6 35. Kh2 Nxg2 36. Qd4+ Kh7 37. Rxg6 Qf4+ 38. Rg3+ 1-0


And there are MANY, many more....

The line seems to pose enough practical problems, or so it seems..
  
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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #7 - 08/03/10 at 08:53:17
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The game continuation of Akopian-Ivanchuk, Jermuk 2009, is a convincing equaliser for Black. 5...b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 also makes a lot of sense since compared to 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5, White cannot play d4 in one go.
  

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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #6 - 08/03/10 at 08:35:53
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There is an article in CBM that is OK in terms of introducing the topic. No interest here, but perhaps the people at CB think it may be an interesting line. I find it useful to avoid playing 22 theoretical moves... Wink
  
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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #5 - 06/25/10 at 13:58:59
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Markovich wrote on 06/25/10 at 13:52:55:
What is the question?


Basically, was there an earlier thread discussing this line or should I start one here?

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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #4 - 06/25/10 at 13:56:02
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And a 3 move end with... OK won't give it away yet...

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As mentioned, black resigns in 3 moves...

I know, I know, this is a theory site... will post more theory related stuff soon.. Cool
  
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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #3 - 06/25/10 at 13:52:55
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What is the question?
  

The Great Oz has spoken!
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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #2 - 06/25/10 at 13:50:40
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And a couple of puzzles from that game... (no cheating with Fritz, thanks!)
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white to play and win... (too easy according to Aagaard...)
  
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Re: 5.d3 in the Spanish
Reply #1 - 06/25/10 at 13:45:45
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Ok, no replies, I'll elaborate a bit...

take this position

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Black played 5..d6 to protect the e5 pawn, and then fianchettoing seems to save a number of tempi... also the typical Nf1-g3 manoeuvre seems less strong here since f5 and h5 are well covered...

If the knight goes to g3 and h4-h5 is attempted then Bg4 could stop white in its tracks (h4-h5 is suggested by Marin, but not by Martin in his DVD...)
  
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5.d3 in the Spanish
06/24/10 at 18:08:43
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Having played several games with this move and countless on playchess I have noticed that the coverage of the site is less than appropriate (no fault of the site - too wide a subject to cover a sideline in depth) I wonder whether a thread in this fantastic forum is already available.

I am still amazed how good this forum is. I was hoping the Svidler line vs the kg was ok, but it seems there is lot more
to things!

A good is start is Marin comments on A Spanish repertoire but certainly not quite complete...

Thx. in advance for all the help
  
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