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Re: Korchnoi Gambit Accepted
Reply #5 - 05/02/14 at 18:10:57
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A long tradition of pawn grabbing in the French, as often shown by you know who Wink

That game looks rather more like it for white actually. Less chance of a quick win perhaps but much more under control/able to bail if it goes a bit wrong.
  
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Re: Korchnoi Gambit Accepted
Reply #4 - 05/02/14 at 15:09:52
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MartinC wrote on 05/02/14 at 08:22:51:
Not sure I'd mind it for black myself, with the e5 pawn gone and all. Not really quite enough white pieces left to mate black very easily I'd have thought.


To each their own, I suppose.  White has tons of compensation (he was winning at one point in that game) but ultimately it's probably just equal. 

I also noticed this game, does Moskalenko cover it in one of his books?  It also looked quite nice for White, but Black equalized eventually:

  
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Re: Korchnoi Gambit Accepted
Reply #3 - 05/02/14 at 08:22:51
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Not sure I'd mind it for black myself, with the e5 pawn gone and all. Not really quite enough white pieces left to mate black very easily I'd have thought.
  
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Re: Korchnoi Gambit Accepted
Reply #2 - 05/01/14 at 17:37:13
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It's been tried a fair bit in the database.  There are probably other good tries, but here's a fairly high level recent game:



There doesn't seem to be a great consensus among stronger players, with 15.Be3, 15.a3, 15.Bf4, and 15.Rb1 all being tried, when White's position looks "compensationey" (who said that around here recently?). The way Antipov played it surely burns some bridges, but White's got a ton of development and a half open f-file to work with.  It looks to me like Black has problems to solve and that White should get good play in a practical game. 

My gut instinct is to prefer White after 17.fe, at least in an over the board game.
  
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Re: Korchnoi Gambit Accepted
Reply #1 - 05/01/14 at 17:02:53
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I've wondered about that too; many books don't mention it.  Lev Psakhis once cited a game Hellers-de Wit as leading to advantage for White after 15. Be3 Qc7 [...], but didn't mention 15...Bc5.
  
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C06: Korchnoi Gambit Accepted
05/01/14 at 16:46:14
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Having recently read Neil McDonald's 1.e4 book I played a rapid game as white in the Korchnoi gambit as follows:

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nd7 5. c3 c5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7.Ngf3 Qb6 8. 0-0 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 Qxd4 11. Nf3 Qb6 12. Qa4 Qb4 13. Qc2 Qc5 14. Qe2 which my opponent then played 14...Qb6.

My question is what now? Bd2 immediately springs to mind but Nc5 looks strong and with the queen on b6 rather than c7 (as appears in some lines) there is less bite to Rc1.

Not an expert in this line by any means so any thoughts appreciated.

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