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Re: An exiting game with the unusual 11.Nxc6!?
Reply #5 - 04/12/13 at 04:22:39
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And Anand even improved upon 11. Nxc6, he waited until the rook was on c8, to keep it from immediately going to b8. He effectively misplaced one of blacks pieces, gained a tempo, and still lost in 25 moves.

The idea just seems anti positional, I'm not sure if it's any good at a high level.
  
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Re: An exiting game with the unusual 11.Bxc6!?
Reply #4 - 02/01/13 at 13:18:51
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I agree with Bibs.

The same unthematic capture on c6 was tried with conspicuous lack of success by Anand in the 13th game of his World Championship match with Kasparov in 1995. Kasparov won very nicely in just 25 moves.
  
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Re: An exiting game with the unusual 11.Bxc6!?
Reply #3 - 02/01/13 at 09:39:24
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Bibs wrote on 01/31/13 at 23:23:16:
That said, 'unappealing' may be better. Or 'unintuitive'.
Inviting black to capture toward the centre, open the b file to the king, and use a move to do so isn't an obvious way for white to try to proceed.

Yeah, 'unintuitive' may be more precise than 'unusual'. However White's setup has some advantages as well. The c-file is closed so the knight on c3 is more stable and lots of tricks are not available any more. The bishop on b3 blocking the b-file is not that easy to drive away, as the move c6-c5 looses control over the d5-square and may allow White to transpose to a favourable ending. Moreover a knight on e5 is often very good in attack and in defense, so exchanging it on c6 has a point.
  
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Re: An exiting game with the unusual 11.Bxc6!?
Reply #2 - 01/31/13 at 23:23:16
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Swiss_Dragon wrote on 01/31/13 at 23:14:00:
Can anyone change 11.Bxc6 to 11.Nxc6 both in the subject and in the text, please?


And 'exiting' to 'exciting'.
That said, 'unappealing' may be better. Or 'unintuitive'.
Inviting black to capture toward the centre, open the b file to the king, and use a move to do so isn't an obvious way for white to try to proceed.
  
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Re: An exiting game with the unusual 11.Bxc6!?
Reply #1 - 01/31/13 at 23:14:00
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Can anyone change 11.Bxc6 to 11.Nxc6 both in the subject and in the text, please?
  
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An exiting game with the unusual 11.Nxc6!?
01/28/13 at 09:50:55
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Hi everybody!  Smiley

It has been long since my last post. I want to share an exiting game with you that I played yesterday.
In the Yugoslav attack White went for the unusual 10.h4 h5 11.Bxc6!? There are very few games played like that, but the idea is actually quite interesting. Has anyone of you analysed this line? I hadn't and was forced to play it all over the board, which turned out to be a great exitement. Just see the game.
« Last Edit: 02/01/13 at 01:20:58 by MNb »  
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