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Re: Line in the ...d5 Alapin
Reply #5 - 08/19/13 at 03:50:32
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Re: Line in the ...d5 Alapin
Reply #4 - 08/15/13 at 18:16:51
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Do we really need an anno-Fritzed game here?  Is it supposed to be some kind of contribution to the discussion?
  
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Re: Line in the ...d5 Alapin
Reply #3 - 05/16/13 at 19:29:02
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Yes, one difference is that here after ...Qd6 White could play Bc4, which I would think might be favorable for him (e.g. the bishop could be well-placed for a possible later Nb5 plus Bf4, which happens in some standard lines with the bishop on e2 or d3).
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Re: Line in the ...d5 Alapin
Reply #2 - 05/16/13 at 15:18:07
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Well, in one of the main lines, Black actually plays ...Qd6. The question I guess is if there is any benefit of playing it earlier. Both sides will have some other options than usually is available.
  
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Re: Line in the ...d5 Alapin
Reply #1 - 05/16/13 at 08:59:56
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It just looks very slightly clumsy really. It gets in the way of the f8 bishop a little and might be vunerable later on to Nb5.

If black is happy playing Be7 anyway it might well transpose. Maybe there are some concrete benefits vs Qa5 to compensate, but they're not obvious.
  
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Line in the ...d5 Alapin
05/16/13 at 00:38:10
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Anyone have an experience from the Black side of this:

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1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 cxd4 5. cxd4 e6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Nc3

Here is looks like the normal move is 7...Qa5, but I'm wondering about 7...Qd6.  It looks somewhat inaccurate, but I can't quite figure out why.  A quick look in the database shows that a ton of games are between players with a rating difference of several hundred points.

So does anyone have any practical advice or pointers for this position?
  
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