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Re: GPA w/ 5 Bb5 Nd4 6 Bc4
Reply #1 - 03/04/12 at 05:04:37
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I have played the GPA with 5.Bb5 and also positions similar to it after 2.f4. I'm skeptical as to whether the position after 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.Bc4 is better than just 5.Bc4 directly, although it would have independent significance if White plays Nxd4 like in your example line. However, if your plan is to play Nxd4 then 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.Nxd4 cxd 7.Ne2 would be more flexible, since you can do some other things besides d2-d3 and decide whether to play Bc4 or Ba4 later.

On a related note, a sneaky trick that top level GMs including Morozevich try is to play 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5. Now on something neutral like 3...e6, 4.Bxc6 followed by f2-f4 will give an accelerated version of the Rossolimo where White didn't have to move the Nf3 to get in f4. 3...Nd4 is the best move and the main follow up is 4.Bc4!

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GPA w/ 5 Bb5 Nd4 6 Bc4
02/28/12 at 05:37:12
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I don't like the trade of bishop for knight in the main line GPA 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 f4 g6 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Bb5 Nd4 6 0-0 Nxb5.  Nor do I like moves like 6 Bd3 which impede quick development.

I don't see much in the books about 6 Bc4 but I like the looks of the move. Safe yet still pressing on Black's defenses. One line might go something like: 5 Bb5 Nd4 6 Bc4 e6 7 Nxd4 cxd4 8 Ne2 Ne7 9 O-O O-O 10 d3 as in Djurhuus-Ninov, Oslo 2011.

Anyone have experience using such a line?
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