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C45: Unusual line in the Scotch
08/24/14 at 00:10:32
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In a current tournament I faced this line

1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 So far it's all normal, but I thought the next move was either 7. exd5 or 7. e5 . Instead 7.  O-O was played, so why not take the pawn? 7.  .. dxe4. There followed 8. Qe1 Qe7 9. Qc3 Qc5 10 Re1. Now returning the pawn to get a Bishop pair as compensation for doubled pawns seemed best. So 10. .. Be6 11. Bxe4 Nxe4 12. Rxe4 . Here all the games that I've found continued  with 12. .. O-O-O, but I preferred 12. .. Qxc3.

Eventually the Bishops were triumphant.

« Last Edit: 08/24/14 at 22:23:05 by Smyslov_Fan »  
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