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Re: London vs. 1...d6
Reply #2 - 07/30/11 at 19:51:38
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Fllg wrote on 07/30/11 at 14:32:29:
You have already played 4... Nbd7 so you canīt play it on move 5 too.

F4 is an unusual square for the Bishop in the Pirc/Modern but itīs not obviously bad. Instead of 5... e5 which is certainly playable I would seriously consider 5... a6 here which transposes to an unusual line of "Tigerīs Modern" (1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Nf3 a6 5.Bf4 Nd7). Here Black wants to play ...c5 & b5 instead of ...e5 and tries to get a decent Dragon.

Btw, I wouldnīt care so much for what the computer has to say after only 5 moves. Even if an evalulation like +0.32 or so arises that doesnīt mean Black is not okay!


I meant 5...Ngf6 and corrected it.
  
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Re: London vs. 1...d6
Reply #1 - 07/30/11 at 14:32:29
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You have already played 4... Nbd7 so you canīt play it on move 5 too.

F4 is an unusual square for the Bishop in the Pirc/Modern but itīs not obviously bad. Instead of 5... e5 which is certainly playable I would seriously consider 5... a6 here which transposes to an unusual line of "Tigerīs Modern" (1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Nf3 a6 5.Bf4 Nd7). Here Black wants to play ...c5 & b5 instead of ...e5 and tries to get a decent Dragon.

Btw, I wouldnīt care so much for what the computer has to say after only 5 moves. Even if an evalulation like +0.32 or so arises that doesnīt mean Black is not okay!
  
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London vs. 1...d6
07/30/11 at 09:58:18
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After 1.d4 d6, 2.Bf4 isn't suppose to be very strong because Black can get in a quick ...e5 but what if play goes 2...g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 Nd7 5.e4.

a) The computers think White is quite a bit better after 5...e5. Do you think White is better here? 

b) I think 5...Ngf6 transposes transposes to a good line of the Pirc because Black is committed to ...Nbd7.

It doesn't seem that this idea works agaimst 1...g6 because of 2.Bf4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5!

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