|zanzibar: Interesting game from theory pov. The line 6.Nb5 (Blumenfeld) is called "ultra-sharp" in FCO. |
MillBase has just about 100 sample games.
Black can play 8...Qxe4 as well, but ~80% decide on the more cautious 8...Qd8.
The win rate difference between 9...g6 vs 9...g5 is interesting (MB - 47% vs 28%), and Black divides equally over 9...g6/...g5/...Kf8.
It's funny that <CG> has no non-decisive games after 9...g6.
MB has all 8 games continue with 12.O-O, but SF8 considers it a weak move, and after 12...Bh3 gives Black a solid 1 point lead in eval.
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A quick glance might suggest White is better here, but he's not.
r2qk1nr /ppp2p1p/3p2p1/1N2n3/2B1PQ2/4P1Pb/PPP4P/RN3RK1 w - - 0 13
Probably, looking for the "correct" play after 6.Nb5, the more modern 11.N1c3 is better than the natural looking 11.Bc4