Albertan: Here is some analysis of this game:
Negi,P(2538) -Kosintseva,N (2496) [C11]
Corus Chess 2007 Wijk aan Zee (4), 17.01.2007 [Analyzed by Albertan,,Rybka 2.2 and Junior 9]
Opening:French Defense:classical system eco:C11
The French Defense.
2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6
She plays classically,developing her knight which creates a double-attack against his e-pawn.
He decides to close the center,winning a tempo.
The lost tempo.
The main continuation in this position,giving more support to his e-pawn and gaining space on the kingside.
This is the main continuation in this position for Black,she gains counterplay in the center by attacking his weak d-pawn.This pawn is weak as it is not supported by his c-pawn.
The most popular move in this position,continuing with the development of his minor pieces.
She also plays the most commonly played move in this position,catching up in minor piece development. Now she has a double-attack against his d-pawn which ties down her queen and knight to defend this pawn.
Developing another minor piece and threatening to win a pawn by 8.dxc5.
The most common move for Black, she exchanges pawns rather than spending a tempo to protect her c-pawn.
According to my database this capture is almost always played by Black in this position (rather than capturing with the bishop).
This is the most popular move for Black in this position,she develops another minor piece, and in doing so she creates a double attack against his knight,which ties down his bishop and queen to defend this piece.
An idea almost always played by White in this position,the intention of this move is to facilitate queenside castling.
This is the most often played move by Black in this position.
A move almost always played by White at this stage of the game.
Again a move almost always played by Black in this position,she prevents him from playing 11.Bb5 and also prevents him from moving one of his knights to b5.
Creating the threat of 12.Nxc6 Bxe3 13.Qxe3 bxc6 which would force her to accept two isolated pawns on the queenside. [ Analysis:(a)The main continuation in this position is: 11.h4 and play most often continues: 11...Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.Rh3 b4 14.Na4 Bxd4 15.Qxd4 a5 16.Bb5 Rb8 17.Bd3 Qc7; (b)Also more popular than 11.Qf2 is 11.Kb1 with the most common continuation being: 11...Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.Qe3 Qc7 14.Bd3 Bxd4 15.Qxd4 Qc5 16.Ne2 b4]