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man i lost so often as white in such games, i must be expert on queen d4 and queen g5 moves
White has no advantage here, so its safe to assume that 5.Nxe5 is nothing special.
5.0-0 is the right move, when Black is alive, but not well.
I would also like to stress that whoever believes that the Exchange variation is "harmless" is simply uneducated. Black has just two ways to proven equality (4...dc6 5.0-0 Bg4 6.h3 h5 and 4...dc6 5.0-0 Qf6) but neither of them is clear of pits.
Recently Caruana fell into deep trouble against Najditch at the Grenke super-tournament employing the "solid" 5...Qf6 variation, which he handled rather poorly. Actually he won the game, but his position was certainly not enviable.
abiogenisis, you apparently have misunderstood. If 4. Bxc6 bxc6, 5. Nxe5, then what is Black's response?Your answer, ...Qd4, seems to assume that Black's fouth move was the traditional dxc6. My question was addressed to the question posed by the OP, namely, what is wrong with 4 ...bxc6? My suggestion is that one thing wrong with it is that Black cannot play Qd4 after 5. Nxe5.How does Black fare in that line after 5. Nxe5?
Yeah I did, someone already mentioned that.
Maybe I was misunderstood- I don't think the exchange is "harmless" it's just that black's position is more to my taste.
Tim Taylor was advocating 4...bc6 in his Spanish repertoire book (on the modern Steinitz). I wasn't convinced at all, but then I wasn't convinced by any Taylor book...
The more I read this book the more I realize how much of it contains just plain wrong information. I need to go back to Amazon and update my review -- he will not be pleased.
In his KID book, he says 99.999% lines are winning for White in the FPA.
I thought Qd6 was a move.
(after dxc6 0-0)
5...Qd6 6.Na3 is somewhat clumsy to meet- at least in practice Black isn't scoring well.
5...f6 is also OK, but not terribly ambitious- Black declares he is satisfied with a draw, and willing to suffer (very mildly) to achieve it.
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