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Re: Russian Defence 5. ..d6
Reply #6 - 05/27/16 at 11:16:05
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Depending on how it plays out, it often transposes to the Closed Ruy.  IMO the key for Black is to kick White's bishop with ...b5 before White has played c3, after which he'll be able to retreat with Bc2.  Maybe there's no significant difference between this and Bb3, but my objective, from a Modern Steinitz move order, is, when White responds 5.0-0, to play 5...b5 6.Bb3 Nf6 aiming for a Closed Ruy.  Otherwise from the Modern Steinitz move order, I get to spring the Noah's Ark trap on club level players, and I've been doing great with the Siesta variation on FICGS, something like one win and three draws.  So I just think the Modern Steinitz is more flexible than the Russian defense, but maybe I'm going off topic with my proselytizing  Undecided
  
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Re: Russian Defence 5. ..d6
Reply #5 - 05/21/16 at 17:43:13
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Yes, I think essentially it's a Modern Steinitz with White commited to 0-0, and Black to Nf6. That the earlier d6 is more common would make me think this favours White a little in variations avoided.
  

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Re: Russian Defence 5. ..d6
Reply #4 - 05/20/16 at 08:03:02
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Last year we already had a thread about this topic: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1446165386/13#13
Don't miss the link to my blog which contains some free analysis about this line.
  
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Re: Russian Defence 5. ..d6
Reply #3 - 05/19/16 at 16:08:07
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I would think it's generally regarded as solid albeit (as was given in books like ECO and NCO) slightly better for White in the best-play lines.  I recall a Yearbook article (probably not many years ago) which I think described it as "suitable for patient players."
  
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Re: Russian Defence 5. ..d6
Reply #2 - 05/19/16 at 15:46:54
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It's also 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O Nf6, so would there be material on it as a variation in the Deferred Steinitz?


There are five games with this line on ChessPublishing, annotated by Nigel Davies.
  
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Re: Russian Defence 5. ..d6
Reply #1 - 05/19/16 at 15:37:58
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JEH wrote on 05/19/16 at 14:26:18:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 d6

I think this is called the Russian defence, but I can find little information on it. 



It's also 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O Nf6, so would there be material on it as a variation in the Deferred Steinitz?

After 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3, a return to normal lines with 7. .. Be7 has been played the most, but 7. .. Na5 and 7. .. Bg4 are now possible.


  
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Russian Defence 5. ..d6
05/19/16 at 14:26:18
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1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 d6

I think this is called the Russian defence, but I can find little information on it. Any reason why it's not popular? Can you point me to any sources that have covered it?

  

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