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Re: Sharpest Sicilian book and 6.Bd3
Reply #1 - 10/20/19 at 09:16:03
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kevinfat wrote on 10/20/19 at 06:38:00:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bd3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Ng3

But I don't understand why Nbd7 and b5 are dubious.


9. .. Nbd7 would allow 10. Nf5 with the possibility of winning the Bishop pair with Nxe7. Engines don't seem to be bothered by this.

I asked for suggestions as to what White should play after 9. .. Nbd7. The engine suggested line was to play 10. Be2 following up with Nd5 and a4. Again only a very small edge suggested for White.
  
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Sharpest Sicilian book and 6.Bd3
10/20/19 at 06:38:00
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bd3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Ng3

The sharpest sicilian book says the following:
9.Ng3 is interesting, because Black cannot continue with the usual ..Nbd7, while 9..b5 is dubious due to 10.Nh5. Perhaps 9..Nc6 is the best retort, planning to capture on f4 when the pawn shows up there. 9..g6 is another reasonable option.

But I don't understand why Nbd7 and b5 are dubious.
  
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