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Suitable openings against d4

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #21



    shepi13 wrote:

    And of course he should have recaptured with the queen - but I don't believe that's anything special for black either.

    It's not the best opening in the universe, the Hennig-Schara, but because it is so wide open and Black has initiative, it is actually more difficult for White to hold his pawn lead from that position than you might think.


    From several positions after that, Black can force a trade of the light-squared bishop for the knight on f3, creating an isolated pawn and double-pawns which are sufficient compensation for Black's missing pawn (and for losing his bishop).

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #22


    There are of course improvements for white on that line too I believe, as I played the entire line OTB in a 2 hour game, with no preparation against that gambit beforehand.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #23


    And I'm just as interested in the actual Tarrasch as the gambit. Here Akobian gets destroyed in 26 moves, which is one of the highest rated games I can find until I get my laptop restarted (my chessbase froze):

    And this is the more complicated line - I believe Ne4 instead leads to a simpler edge.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #24


    suitable for what?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #25


    I don't even remember the OP at this point - so I can't anwer that - this thread is like a year old and somehow got revived.

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