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Re: Status of Exchange with both 5...exd6 and 5...cxd6
Reply #3 - 03/04/19 at 21:45:08
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Re: Status of Exchange with both 5...exd6 and 5...cxd6
Reply #2 - 05/31/18 at 01:15:46
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The problem compared to the Petroff (as far as I understand), is in the Petroff you don't normally have difficulties pushing ...d6-d5. In the ed6 Exchange Alekhine, ...d5 can normally be met with c4-c5, at which point you tend to have to do something not so fun with your b6 Knight.
  
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Re: Status of Exchange with both 5...exd6 and 5...cxd6
Reply #1 - 05/30/18 at 20:49:52
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 05/30/18 at 19:44:45:
I always hear about White having something in both of these lines, but lately I would like to know how is the status for Black in the Exchange here.

What is so bad about 5...exd6, especially? I play ocassionally the Петров, and the positions look similar to me. Just a solid, symmetrical structure.


I think it is the lack of a clear active plan for black who gets a bit cramped and has some difficulty in getting his pieces out onto good active squares, while white usually has a simpler time  consolidating his space...or at least thats how it feels to me. I thnk quite a few players on the blackside get put off playing this opening because of having to face the exchange variation (or its the line they complain about the most lol)  I think i have seen it compared with the Petroff before (i dont play the latter so i dont know).

I'm sure one of the other guys can probably give a better explanation than me though  Cheesy
  

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Status of Exchange with both 5...exd6 and 5...cxd6
05/30/18 at 19:44:45
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I always hear about White having something in both of these lines, but lately I would like to know how is the status for Black in the Exchange here.

What is so bad about 5...exd6, especially? I play ocassionally the Петров, and the positions look similar to me. Just a solid, symmetrical structure.
  
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