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Best continuation against Canal Variation in the Two Knights

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1


    Anybody have any ideas about the best way to proceed for Black against the following?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #2


    7...dxc4 8. Rxe4+ Be6 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Rxd4 Qf6 11. Nb5 Rc8

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #3


    That's interesting, 7...dxc4 gets good results for White according to the database, so I'll be interested to learn what an engine has to say. Thanks for the suggested line.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #5


    After 6...d5 White had a better move than 7.Nc3. What about
    7.Bxd5 and after 7...Qxd5 8.Nc3 attacking the Black Q and N
    at e4. Black cannot play 8...dxc3 because the Black Q drops.

    Best Regards

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #7


    It seems dc4 simplifies whatever white has in mind . The more exchanges the better for black cause of the extra awkward pawn.

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