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Jonathan Schroer vs Eugenio Torre
New York Open (1985), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Apr-04
Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D13)  ·  0-1



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  Sneaky: Another fine example of Torre's quirky 6. ...Bg4!? move in action.

Who says the Slav Exchange has to be drawish?

Jul-03-06  rjsolcruz: Fine in The Ideas Behind The Chess Openings, "Black can develop his Q bishop and will avoid an unbalance in the pawn structure." And El Eugenio demonstrated it perfectly!
Oct-25-06  gauer: I thought I remembered seeing an idea of Fischer's that employed playing 1 d4 as a method of transposing into Scotch or Danish Goring Gambit types of positions.

When would the idea of using the Winawer System (...e5 in reply to d4 followed by e4) as a transposition method to the King's pawn game have first been employed? Also, do I have to worry about any transposition traps into a Diemer-Duhm or Albin? Whose side would you rather be on if you had to choose between this set-up and a Benoni or King's or Old Indian?

Apologies to Queen-pawn players, but I prefer to steer to a pawn structure of type King's pawn game, rather than get either side of an IQP if a stonewall set-up fails. Of course, in the above game, the centre-pawn seems harder to pick up than usual...

I don't see the Fischer game in the database. Does somebody have any ideas of whether his idea came from a blitz or simul?

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  Phony Benoni: <gauer> Might you be thinking of this game? Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 Admittedly, it goes from a Sicilian into a form of the Scotch, but it's quite famous for doing that.
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