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How do I continue this position for black?


  • 17 months ago · Quote · #1

    Verfolgungswahn

    What is black's plan?

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #2

    FirebrandX

    A general guideline when you're not sure is to play for expansion where the pawn chains are "pointing". In this case, your pawn chain is pointing toward the queenside. Moves like Rb8 and Nd7 to help pressure the c3 knight and b2 pawn. That's where you're going to create targets in white's camp.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #4

    FirebrandX

    e5 seems counterproductive when you consider it limits the scope of the dark bishop and creates a target on d6. After 1...e5 2.Qd3 Qe7 3.Rad1 Rd8 4.f4! White has a much better position now.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #5

    Last_Check

    Try to move the mispositioned rook between King and Queen

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #6

    FreeCat

    Bb7!, putting pressure on e4  and aiming to White's castled king. Other moves to be considered in the future (the order would need deeper analysis): a5, Nd7

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #7

    FreeCat

    Last_Check wrote:

    Try to move the mispositioned rook between King and Queen

    I woudn't do that while White's light-squared bishop is aiming at f7. 

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #9

    bastiaan

    Maybe ..c5 to make it a more sicilian setup. This does weaken your d5 and b5, but your a1 diagonal becomes stronger (+ you get b6). Then moves like Rb8 and Qb6 and Nd7 look good to me. Your main attacking would be on the queenside over the a1 diagonal and the b-line. Your a-pawn can push (maybe with the help of Bd7) to meddle with your opponents queenside structure.


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