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Re: Two knights 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2
Reply #4 - 10/09/13 at 19:37:24
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I decided to analyse this line for the main site, and it looks like White is suffering to me! 1 e4 e5 subscribers can download the Two Knights Mainline 10 Ne5 - Black repertoire with 10...Bc5 later tonight -I will put it online with the October update.
  
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Re: Two knights 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2
Reply #3 - 10/07/13 at 15:46:29
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Hi,

thank you, now I have a third option: 10... Qd4 Smiley

But all my old books give 11.f4! Bc5 12. Rf1 with advantage for White. I checked out some lines with houdini. Houdini does not see a clear +/-, but I trust Estrin and Petrosian more than houdini in this case. It's just a gut feeling...

I think I will go for Bc5.
  
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Re: Two knights 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2
Reply #2 - 10/07/13 at 12:12:44
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10...Bc5 is given an exclamation mark in the ChessPublishing/Forum Two Knights eBook.
  
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Re: Two knights 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2
Reply #1 - 10/06/13 at 21:04:04
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10...Bc5 scores really well for Black, but what about 10...Qd4, too?
  
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Two knights 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2
10/05/13 at 17:47:03
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Hi,

in the past I had played the Wilkes Barre. Well, as the Traxler is dubious, I want to test the mainline, but my books by Pinsky and "Play the open games as Black" by Emms are meanwhile pretty dated.

I found a lot of post to 8.Bd3 on the net but how to play the 8.Be2 line?

After 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2 h6 9. Nf3 e4 10.Ne5

...how to continue here as Black?

The books give here the mainline Bd6, but note, Bc5 could be interesting, too.

After 10... Bd6 White had the strong setup with b3, Bb2. (11.d4 exd3 12.Nxd3 Qc7 13.b3)

After 10... Bc5 they continue 11.c3 and comment that the pawn on c3 would block a future Bb2.

At the moment I tend to Bc5, but I'm not sure.

What is the current state of this line? Are there any new analysis on the web? Or any new books?
  
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