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10. c5 in the Na6 King's Indian


  • 22 months ago · Quote · #1

    Kaluki

    What are people's opinion of this variation? It leads to some rather complicated positions. Would you play it?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #3

    Kaluki

    @Matzo: Hi, thanks for the game! Does 11... Be6 bust the line? What is the general consensus for the move?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #6

    JamesCoons

    I don't know about the Master level, but I have had very good luck with 10.c5 against unprepared club players.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #7

    Estragon

    pfren wrote:

    White can do better by not going for the exchange and playing 12.cd6 Bxd5 13.ed5, but Black seems to be OK after 13...cd6 14.Re1 Nc5.

    Quite so - White is a pawn down at the moment, so it makes little sense to trade a developed minor piece for the immobile Rf8, especially the way Nakamura did it allowing Black a second pawn for the Exchange. 

    10 c5 is an interesting idea, but one most likely to be effective against the unprepared, as JamesCoons notes.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #8

    Kaluki

    This is all good stuff. I find it funny that the book I was currently looking at recommendeds 10. c5 but does not give Mcshane's 11...Be6 as a response lol. 

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #9

    Estragon

    Kaluki wrote:

    This is all good stuff. I find it funny that the book I was currently looking at recommendeds 10. c5 but does not give Mcshane's 11...Be6 as a response lol. 

    McShane's 11 ...Be6 is a novelty, so it wouldn't likely have been covered in books.  Few openings books give actual new analysis that is of any value - the players would keep such moves secret until they can play them OTB.


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