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1.e4 f5 : me and my oversized ego vs all of you


  • 2 months ago · Quote · #381

    Jion_Wansu

     

     

    I don't see how it is lost...

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #382

    drybasin

    Jion_Wansu wrote:
     

     

     

    I don't see how it is lost...

    5.Ng5 isn't even necessary.  White can just simply develop with 5.Nc3 in a much easier position, while Black's formation is full of holes, his development is awkward, and it's not even clear how he can even really proceed to get any good counterplay, especially since his only real idea of a pawn break, c7-c5, is hampered by the e7-pawn blocking in the dark-squared bishop.  White already has a big advantage after five moves, while I honestly cannot find any reedeeming factor in Black's position.  If it isn't lost already, then it's so bad that I'm sure even a tiny inaccuracy will make sure that it's lost.

    While we're on the subject of this position, please explain what the point of 4...Be6? is, because I am truly confounded.  Similar ideas in the Snake Benoni "work" because the goal is to transfer the bishop to a possibly better diagonal, either the e1-a5 or a1-h6 diagonals.  Here, however......to put it mildly, that bishop is useless on e6.  Might as well explain the point behind 2...g6 as well, and why you think it's better for white to play 3.e5?! instead of the more natural and superior 3.exf5.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #383

    Jion_Wansu

    Be6 is to throw off your opponent into thinking he/she wins.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #384

    drybasin

    Jion_Wansu wrote:

    Be6 is to throw off your opponent into thinking he/she wins.

    It certainly succeeds at that by making Black's position much worse.  Makes it a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, in fact.


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