16743 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I made a video about the Goring, that I want share with you, for each question about it, use the message below!
I suggest this my old post to deepen the topic
I played this for black million times and won all ( but when i played chess main move was Bc6 instead Qb3 ), tournament games or blitz, position is equal but every ending is better for black and if black is player that play good endings it is bad to play this variation with white. :)
Well, honestly I don't see how white can preserve the bishop pair from the above position (after 15...Nf6)- . I'd rather call this position boringly equal.
Lysyj and Ovechkin have published a couple of books on the Bulgarian publisher Chess Stars- one on the Berlin Ruy, and the second one on the other Open Games.
They do not cover 15.Na2, but the move can hardly scare anyone... e.g. 15...Nd5 16.Nxb4 Ndxb4 17.Rc1 Rd6 (17...Rhe8 looks fine too, but Rd6 does allow Black playing ...b6 when needed) when I think white certainly has a few problems with his queenside pawns.
thanks for your message, I think it's very useful.
about 11 ...Nxd4, I agree with you that the position is equal, but white can play an endgame in a open position with bishop pair.
I didn't read about "Lysyj and Ovechkin", do you have a book about it?
after a5, is possible Na2 !?, now b5 is wrong for Nxb4! and if Nd5, I can take the bishop and I will play Rc1, with a bad pawn structure, but with the bishop pair and a good activity.
White is a tad worse in your final position after the simple 15...Rhe8 - very close to equal, but Black has whatever fun there is in the position.
Lysyj and Ovechkin claim that 14.Ra4?! just misplaces the rook after 14...a5 15.Rd1 Rhe8, and I think they are quite right.
Add to that the fact 11...Nxd4 12.Bxb7 Rb8 13.Rxa7 Bc5 14.Ra8 Rxa8 15.Bxa8 Nf6 is just equal, and you can sum the whole thing up to a totally harmless (for Black, at least) variation.
View complete profile
Interesting exchange sacrifice
by alexsuper1987 7 weeks ago
Is time to learn!
by alexsuper1987 3 months ago
Weak squares and pieces activity
by alexsuper1987 4 months ago
Interesting game about Morra gambit
Live Match Marzaduri-Santagati
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!