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My latest league match, where I went from good position to bad and then again gained the upperhand.
I think 2...Nf6 or d5, hitting e4, are regarded as better
6...e6 makes the light-squared bishop as useful as an air-conditioner in Alaska
8.Be2 and Bb5 just loses a tempo for white
10. Bxc6 moves that air-conditioner to the Bahamas
white missed 22. Qxb5 Bxb5 23. Rc7 and Rec1
Good comments! I haven't played Alapine's variation that often and that's why I felt myself a bit lost in the start. 2...Nf6 3.e5 isn't going to be a problem, but looked too messy for me. 2... d5 would have been a clear option, but didn't cross my mind.
6...e6 what can I say? After carefull thinking, I decided to focus on Queenside. So no need to keep access open there. But you're right.
10.Bxc6 I think white was a bit forced here.
22. Qxb5 Bxb5 23. Rc7 and Rec1
23...Nc6 24.Rc1 Rfc8 and white is forced to change rooks. Drawish position to me. The reason why I went to exchanging Queens was the fear of Kingside attack.
Ty for your analysis!
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