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Felix starts building up his Repertoire:1. b3 e5 ...

A while ago we have seen that Felix has made some general decisions according to his opening repertoire:http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-build-up-an-opening-repertoire

Now he starts concretely with 1. b3 e5, which is presumably the most frequently played line. Ok, 2. Bb2 is clear, but now 2. ... Nc6. Black starts to build up a strong center. Are you worried? So , there is nothing wrong to give the center to your opponent. King`s Indian Players do it almost all the time. (F.e: d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3) The idea is to attack the center later.

3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. f4!?















Black has started to build up a strong center, but White attacks it immediately.

a) 5. ... f6

Black tries to hold the strong center!

6. Qh5+ g6 7. Qh4 exf4


So, you see that the Bb2-diagonal has gone open. Not too bad, or?

8. Nf3!?

I recommend this pawn sacrifice for quick development. There is one game in database and Black refused (!)to take the pawn. Otherwise the dangerous f-file would have been opened and Rf1 in indirect contact with Kf7


 


So, you see that white has an interesting plan in this line. When  Felix showed this line to his friend Amando, a much higher rated player, he got the answer: "Well, it looks OK. But may be the pawn sacrifice can be played in combination with long castling!" Felix looked puzzled:"How do you mean?" "Well", said Amando, "may be 9. Nc3 instead of 9. 0-0. Then you can play 10. 0-0-0 and your king side attack will be much stronger, because your king is out of the way."

 


Felix smiled:"That`s a fantastic idea! You are genius!" Amando shook his head: "No, no, this is only an idea. You have to check it with your engine!" "OK. I will do!", Felix answered. "Let´s start a game with this line. You take the Black ones!"







 



 

Comments


  • 15 months ago

    Marcus-101

    Hmm.. Okay :)

  • 15 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    May be Zwischenzug  8. ... Qg5 or Qh4+( + Qe4) is the reason. But i can`t find there a hint in book or database

  • 15 months ago

    Marcus-101

    When testing this line in blitz, I realised white had quite a strong tactic that wins a pawn, which I'm suprised you didn't mention Heinrich! I might just be being stupid but here is the line
     
  • 16 months ago

    SuperFishy

    Fantastic job!

    Cool

  • 16 months ago

    SuperFishy

    Can that be the refutation to the line?

  • 16 months ago

    SuperFishy

    Instead of f6 why can't black plat exf4 where Bxg7 is met with Qh4+ fxg3?

  • 16 months ago

    Heinrich_24

    "2. Bb2 is a direct attack on the center - the e5 pawn. 4. Bb5 attacks the piece that defends the e5 pawn, so it is another attack on the center. Finally 5. f4 is yet a third attack on e5,"

    This is correct! May be we can say better that the "third" attack is the strongest one

  • 16 months ago

    Marcus-101

    I might try 1.b3, this looks interesting :)

  • 16 months ago

    BlueKnightShade

    An interesting and fun way to present an opening.

    Just a note regarding the center: To me it isn't correct that white doesn't get involved with the center right away. 2. Bb2 is a direct attack on the center - the e5 pawn. 4. Bb5 attacks the piece that defends the e5 pawn, so it is another attack on the center. Finally 5. f4 is yet a third attack on e5, so it it seems to me that white has been working on a clear plan in the center, and black has been forced to respond to that.

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