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@ IM pfren What would white's general ideas be after a continuation like
5. Bxc3 bxc3 6. Nxe4 d4 and 7. 0-0 or 7. Nc6
to take advantage of the lead in development? Or is it too soon to stick to one specific plan?
I personally feel dxc3 leads to a more tactical game, whereas bxc3 leads to more of a positional advantage. Neither appear to be a problem for white.
Wait a moment pfen .. im perfetly aware that white should have taken with the b pawn. What i wanted to point out its that in this position:
Instead of 0-0 was much metter to do d3. I saw that 0-0 was loosing a pawn because:
hotwax instead pointed me out that taking back with the pawn d could give counterplay:
with white advantage.
So hotwax was right and me wrong. Still, that continuation should have been seen ( and i admit, i have missed it). If not, then 3. d3 should have been the move to do. Or im missing something else?
ok, nevermind. I see now your d4.
Pretty passive moves. Sorry for the critisiotiom, but if you focused on this game more positionally, it wud have been better
@ hotwax: I'd rather say the opposite around.
Taking with the d-pawn white accepts a less fluid pawn structure. His trumps are the bishop pair, and potential control over the d5 square. In the next few moves he will drop the bishop back to d3 to solidly protect the e4 pawn, play c3-c4 (which in some instances threatens to open the game with c4-c5) and regroup his knight towards e3 via (possibly) d2 and f1.
Taking with the b-pawn white is aiming to a more dynamic situation in the centre after d2-d4, where he hopes to catch Black unprepared, even if this means having to return the bishop pair after an eventual ...d6-d5 by Black.
Both strategies are OK, although taking with the b-pawn looks more principled to me.
@ IM pfren:
Comparing both strategies, I start to see why capturing with the b-pawn is more dynamic, seeing as white has way more possible play in the center and dxc3 results in piece manoeuvring and a static center...
Guys lol for the last time normally i dont play E4. I had no line agains the petroff. I am a d4 player
You are all correct, of course, yet the game was lost. If not in the opening, where was it lost?
In the endgame, White was winning. I'd say the advantage was lost after the extra pawns were.
You are all correct, of course, yet the game was lost.
It was actually a draw.
Whatever happened to "capture towards the center?" You lost because you are a bad person, pure and simple.
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