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Karl Pitschel vs Josef Heral
Vienna (1873), Vienna AUH, rd 5, Aug-05
French Defense: Classical. Swiss Variation (C11)  ·  0-1
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Nov-20-04  Deji: Why doesn't white use his bishop to pin black's knight to the king on move 8?
Nov-21-04
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  offramp: There are a number of reasons. The main one is that he has already moved that bishop, and he doesn't want to move a piece twice in the opening. Another is that after 8.♗b5 black might play ...a6. After that white could either retreat the bishop or play BxN. If he plays BxN then black has 2 bishops against 2 knights, and after some pawns are exhanged that will be a definite advantage.
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