|Dec-03-04|| ||Backward Development: no notable games for such a theoretical line as this?? i would recommend spassky-fischer, a good polugaevsky line, and of course a kasparov win. |
|Dec-04-04|| ||Backward Development: CG.com...
Never mind, i just explored some more and came to the conclusion that this code is for lines in which black avoids the main lines...
sorry for the 'slander'.
|Dec-04-04|| ||chessgames.com: Right, most of the notables are found here Sicilian, Najdorf (B96). In any case, we have no control over what is "notable", it's determined simply by the number of appearances in game collections. |
|Dec-04-04|| ||Backward Development: gotcha. wow, do you guys have a 'rapid response team'? i just wrote my last post about...a minute and a half ago! pretty impressive... |
|Oct-01-06|| ||hicetnunc: Does anybody know a refutation of 6.Bg5 e5?!|
|Dec-06-06|| ||notyetagm: From GM Danny King's Najdorf update at http://www.chesspublishing.com/cont...:|
<Game 6, Mueller-Kasimdzhanov features a system that is growing in popularity:
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I know that Tony has discussed this before, but I'm bringing you up-to-date with the latest games and giving my own views. I find this system attractive, not least because of an important practical consideration: it comes fairly soon in the game so there is less chance of White deviating and avoiding it. Moreover, in securing the e5 square for the knight, the idea has a sound positional basis.>
[Event "Mainz Ordix open"]
[White "Müller, Matthias"]
[Black "Kasimdzhanov, Rustam"]
[NIC "SI 6.2"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. f4 e6 8.
Qf3 h6 9. Bh4 e5 10. Nf5 exf4 11. O-O-O g5 12. Bf2 Ne5 13. Qe2 Bxf5 14.
exf5 Bg7 15. h4 Qe7 16. hxg5 hxg5 17. Rxh8+ Bxh8 18. Qd2 O-O-O 19. Bb6 Re8
20. Qxd6 Qxd6 21. Rxd6 Ned7 22. Bg1 Ng4 23. Rd1 Bxc3 24. bxc3 Ne3 25. Bxe3
Rxe3 26. Kd2 Nc5 27. Bc4 f6 28. Rh1 Re5 29. Rh7 Rxf5 30. Rf7 f3
|Apr-17-08|| ||sentriclecub: Can someone explain further the pros/cons beyond what this amateur sees.|
<> of 6...e6
P-is the most popular reply
P-adds better coverage to the center
C-pins the knight
C-black has 1 piece developed to white's 3
C-Qa5 can lead to doubled f-pawns after Bxf6
P-develops a piece
P-knight can attack e5 twice when white plays f4
P-Qa5 works good to scare white and unbook him
C-blocks in the light square bishop
C-slower to castle by one tempo
|Apr-17-08|| ||KingG: <sentriclecub> Counting against 6...Nbd7 is also the fact that it might be a bit premature to commit the knight to d7. That is not only because you might want to put it on c6, but also because you weaken the e6 square by blocking in the bishop. This could leave you vulnerable to sacrifices on e6, since 7.Bc4 is the most popular reply to 6...Nbd7. By the way, this may also be the reason that 6...e6 is more popular: White finds it more difficult to place both his bishops on their ideal attacking squares c4 and g5. Of course, there is nothing preventing 6...e6 7.Bc4, but Black then finds it easier to equalise then after 6...Nbd7 7.Bc4.|
In any case, I don't think generalities help that much in these positions. 6...e6 is more popular simply because analysis and practice indicates that it's a better move. Even Petrosian played 6...Nbd7, so I don't think there is anything obviously wrong about it. However, I must say that in sharp positions I like to have the option of castling as quickly as possible, even if I don't end up using it.
|Apr-18-08|| ||sentriclecub: Thanks KingG, what a fast reply. I think I'll go with 6...e6 next time I face Bg5 on FICS.org|