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P Poleak vs Tamas Meszaros
Wch U10 (1994), Szeged HUN, rd 8, Aug-08
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55)  ·  1-0

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Dec-23-05  dkulesh: someone explain why 4 na5 is not played more often. I know we normally refer to a bishop as "good" when it sits in a favorable pawn formation, but when white loses his "better" bishop early and has doubled b pawns we must proclaim that black is somewhat better, if only a little.
Dec-23-05
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  Sneaky: 4...Na5 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Nxe5+ is worth a look.
Apr-13-06  ChessDude33: Why not just 5. Nxe5?
Jun-18-06  ChessDude33: <Dkulesh> Just a alittle side note: the "good" bishop is the one not hampered in by its own pawns. what you are talking about is an "active" bishop which may be "good" or "bad" but serves an active purpose such as being outside the pawn chain.

And to elaborate on my previous post, the reason why 4. Na4 is not played as often is because it drops a pawn to 5. Nxe5.

<but when white loses his "better" bishop early and has doubled b pawns we must proclaim that black is somewhat better, if only a little.> technically... the bishop that was taken on move 7 was the "bad" bishop, the doubled b pawns created are usually good as white gets an open a file as compensation.

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