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Re: D90
Reply #1 - 01/19/14 at 21:19:44
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Well, 6...c5, 7...Nc6 and 8...N8d7 are old moves which have been considered as leading to equality.  I notice that 8...Nc6 was thought to be fine in the '70s, including by Botvinnik and Estrin, but wasn't given in some more recent books -- I wonder if for good reason.
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01/19/14 at 20:59:43
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Hi all,

today I played a grunfeld and had lots of difficulties as Black:

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bd2 O-O 7. Rc1 Nb6 8.
e3 Nc6 9. Bb5 Bd7 10. Be2N Houdini's first choice (10. O-O) (10. Ne4)
10... e5 11. d5 Ne7 12. e4 c6 13. d6 Nec8 14. Be3 Re8 15. Rc2 Re6 16. Rd2 Qf8
17. Qb3 Nxd6 18. Bc5 Nbc8 19. Bc4 Bh6 20. Rxd6 Nxd6 21. Bxe6 Bxe6 22. Qa3 Rd8
23. O-O draw

Of course, in the end Black should play on, but I was just happy to survive and was in slight time trouble, so I accepted the draw. I don't know, somehow my set-up stinks, White had some other options like 17.a4 and my positions looks shaky.

Any opinions, comments?
What's your set-up against Bd2?

The older, the better - over 2200 and still rising.
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