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I hoped I could avoid this, but it seems I have to explain in detail.
You need to look just three moves after move twenty to see what I mean. Black managed to create a situation where quite literally owns the queenside since he controls all the space when white is not able to move any of hes pawns on that side of the board. While black retains the possibility of playing b5-b4 which would highlight whites weakness on b2. Which means any upcoming endgame would be better for black.
Meanwhile I don't think whites attack on the kingside should be all that dangerous, mainly because of the missing lightsquared bishop. Which means any immediate counterplay shouldn't be necessary. Though black still has active play on the queenside with the idea of Rab8 followed by b5-b4. This is the difference to many lines in the french when the lightsquared bishops is still on the board, black really has to focus on creating counterplay since whites attack tends to be really deadly and unstoppable by regular means.
In this position he can rather just focus on holding hes kingside defenses and then try to win of the superior queenside situation.
If I have to suggest an improvement 24...Qe8 I think is a better way to deal with the bishop on g5. It immediately threatens Rxf3, and if white tries to hold the bishop with 25. h4 my plan is to play 25...h6 when the g6 square is covered from any possible invasion. If whites bishop moves, I'm gonna follow up with Qh5 and with the queen in the defense it should be quite diffcult for white to break through and I can continue my operations on the queenside.
In your place I would look at position after move 14 as 14...c5?? is obvious blunder of piece and i dont understand why White did not play 15.Nxg4. Probably black had nothing better than 14...Nxe3 15.Bxe3 and White seems to be better as 15...c5 does not seem to be the best idea due to simple 16.dxc5.
Also White can improve opening play with 13.Ne3 (as 13.Bd3 seems to be a little bit pointless).
Maybe i can suggest something, as I'm Nimzowitsch player. After 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 white is not better. The main arguement for white's advantage is that similiar position occurs in advance variation of caro-kann, and black is able to play c5 and then Nc6. But:
-this costs 2 moves (in the opening!!)
-black can achieve strong position in Nimzo after playing h6,a6 and developing it's knight to f5. Notice, that ..c5 isn't played in many caro-kann games
-we might use the same arguement against caro-kann. Why is ..c6 played if you can just play ..c5?
Believe me or not, but I feel relief when my opponent plays e5. I noticed that players who are more prepared for Nimzowitsch tend to play 3.Nc3, and I must admit that it is better and more dangerous for black.
Can you demonstrate any examples to illustrate plan you suggest for Black?
I saw that too, I'm just assuming they made some error while putting in the moves. I have a really hard time imagine that they actually hung a piece like that.
I don't think the play is perfect from either side in this case, so I'm not that interested in looking at the game from a theoretical stand point.
The game does however show that the fact that black has gotten the lightsquared bishop out tends to make up for the somewhat poor placement of the knight on c6.
Black get`s lightsquared bishop out also in Caro-Kann 3.e5 system after 3...Bf5. And practice shows that it does not mean solving all the problems even in calm 4.Nf3 line. With Knight on c6 Black needs more time to prepare counter play in queen side to compare with Caro-Kann.
Not necessarily, black should try not to waste any time at all, the manuever with Nd8 followed by c7-c5 isn't what black is usually looking for. However you often have time for that as well if necessary. You also need to notice that these positions are quite different from those you get in the caro-kann because the moves f2-f4 and f7-f6 has been played which is something that favors black. For example it eliminates the idea of Nf3-h4 which is quite common in the caro-kann sibling of this line which black often wastes a tempo with h7-h6 to prevent. Also blacks knight on g8 has a much easier time since it can go to h6 without worrying about Bc1xh6 while in the caro-kann it needs find it's way through the e7 square.
Getting back to the main point, the idea black realy wants to execute is to play Nc6-a5, then play c7-c5 and preferably follow up by putting the knight on c4 later. In which case black doesn't really waste any time at all and rather gains a lot of time compared to caro-kann and french. I also think 13...Na5 would be better than 13...Nd8 which was played in the game.
How about 1.e4 Nc6 2.c4
Not necessarily, black should try not to waste any time at all, the manuever with Nd8 followed by c7-c5 isn't what black is usually looking for. However you often have time for that as well if necessary.
Rather the idea black wants to execute is to play Nc6-a5 then play c7-c5 and preferably follow up by putting the knight on c4 later. In which case black doesn't really waste any time at all and rather gains time compared to caro-kann and french. I also think 13...Na5 would be better than 13...Nd8 which was played in the game.
13...Na5 is stronger indeed, but once again it`s effectiveness is increased due to 13.Bd3?! instead of 13.Ne3 Nxe3 14.Bxe3 and now 14...Na5 may be faced with 15.Nd2 securing c4 and preparing possible b4, driving back the knight before c5 is played and it`s White who may attack in queenside.
Leads to an intersting game. Or,
with an easy game for Black, who is at least equal
after fxe5 Qh4+ its lost in my opinion or if not that at least worse
Again I don't think this is the strongest play for either side and don't feel like discussing this position in depth. I think I've gotten my point somewhat demonstrated though.
I should maybe also mention that another manuever black may make is Ne7-f5 which sometimes pops up when blacks first knight on f5 has been exchanged.
Sure, but you must remember that ..Nc6 is not an explored opening, so I will just put a line I played few times:
..a6 is needed if white tries to gain space on queenside with a4 or c4.
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