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Re: How to equalize in the E42?
Reply #2 - 12/01/14 at 11:32:04
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TheOutsider wrote on 11/27/14 at 18:40:57:
This seems to fail pretty bad:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nf3 Ne4 7. Qc2 f5 8.O-O Nxc3 (8. .. Bxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. Nd2 Qh4 11. f3 Nxd2 12. Bxd2 Nc6 (12... d6 13. Be1 Qg5 14. e4 fxe4 15. Bxe4) 13. Be1 Qh6 (13. .. Qg5 14. e4) 14.Bf2) 9. bxc3 Bxf3 10. gxf3 Bd6 11. e4 Qh4 12. e5 Be7

What's the correct way for black to play to achieve equality?

I don't see the problem, after 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nf3 Ne4 7. Qc2 f5 8.O-O Nxc3 9. bxc3 Bxf3 10. gxf3 Bd6 11. e4 Qh4 12. e5 Be7 Black is totally fine, playing moves like g5, Rg8-g6-h6, Nc6, O-O-O (or Kf7). You may think the knight is shaky on c6 (after White protects e5) but when White plays d5 it can go to c5 (via a5-b7).
You may still prefer to play something else, I think 6...O-O 7.O-O c5 is fine, after the main move 8.Na4 I like 8...cxd4 9.exd4 Bd6!?
  
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Re: How to equalize in the E42?
Reply #1 - 12/01/14 at 10:31:13
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If equality is the goal, maybe starting with 4. ...0-0 would be a good idea.
  
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How to equalize in the E42?
11/27/14 at 18:40:57
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This seems to fail pretty bad:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nf3 Ne4 7. Qc2 f5 8.O-O Nxc3 (8. .. Bxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. Nd2 Qh4 11. f3 Nxd2 12. Bxd2 Nc6 (12... d6 13. Be1 Qg5 14. e4 fxe4 15. Bxe4) 13. Be1 Qh6 (13. .. Qg5 14. e4) 14.Bf2) 9. bxc3 Bxf3 10. gxf3 Bd6 11. e4 Qh4 12. e5 Be7

What's the correct way for black to play to achieve equality?
  
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