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Re: C12: Mainline McCutcheon
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C11: Steinitz with 4...Ng8
01/21/13 at 05:06:49
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MartinC wrote on 01/20/13 at 10:22:59:
Goodness knows. This stuff always leaves me very confused! It doesn't look as logical as g5 of course but then again you are wiping out whites passed pawn.

Obviously many more options than just that one line Smiley Is there some good reason why 16.. Rf8 rather than Bd7 or something? Or the Ng5 x f7 stuff or..... Just scary.

The following long analysis probably contains flaws but does suggest that Black has excellent theoretical prospects with the French:

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Ng8! (This also works with the Alekhine 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Ng8!) 5.a3 c5 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Qg4 g6 8.Nf3 a6 9.Qf4 Qc7 10.h4 h5 11.Be3 Bf8! 12.Qa4ch Bd7 13.Nb5!! Qc6 14.Ndf4 Qc8 15.Bd3 Nc6 16.Nd6ch Bxd6 17.exd6 e5! 18.Nxc6 Qxc6 19.Qb4 a5! 20.Qb6 Qxb6 21.Bxb6 =
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