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Re: 5. Bf4 with ...c5
Reply #2 - 04/23/17 at 17:00:50
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Just to note, this has been played several more times and apparently hasn't been refuted.  The latest QG/Slav update includes this game.




  
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Re: 5. Bf4 with ...c5
Reply #1 - 12/25/15 at 19:14:50
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That game calls to mind the old X-Files slogan, "I want to believe!"  Excellent game whether completely sound or not. 

My first thought is what to do after 16.cd since 16...Nxg5? 17.b4!  seems good for White.  16...Nxc3 17.bc Nb5 18.0-0 Nd6 must be the computer-approved idea, but I'm not sure how to evaluate the final position. 

My computer's quick look seems to think that Black is OK after 15...Ne4, which would be very cool if true.
  
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5. Bf4 with ...c5
10/06/15 at 20:40:48
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I noticed this game from today; one might wonder what to make of it.  Some background:  the classical ...c5 has been under something of a cloud in recent years.   The ...Re8/...e5/...Nd4 idea goes back to a Korchnoi-Karpov game in the 1970s, but has been considered discredited.  That game saw 14...e4 instead of 14...Bxd3.



  
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