9861 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
The position you're having trouble with was the subject of much dispute for around 150 years: from 1770 to 1920. It isn't seen much at the highest levels anymore, but it can cause trouble until you learn how to handle it. In my opinion, the best course for Black is to sacrifice a pawn in exchange for quick development.
Heh, Be2 is as far as I knew this line, seems everyone else knows it to move 10.
Whob is prfectly correct...!!
I love defending this as black\
wow ok christian kudos on that one... it would have totally taken me off guard. your right that Bf1 is totally counter intuitive carlsen threw it out there once. I will have to mention this for kids. Its a great surprise weapon
This game seems to be a prepared line by a serious GM.. the position is crazy though. I left in The notes by GM Vallejo Pons
great games tony, Ive never seen those. I really like b5, and ever since I made it a part of my rep I wasnt afraid of ng5, i actually look forward to it now :)
Don't put yourself in that position!
What do you mean, its perfectly fine for Black!
By the way, it's black to move. My bad.
I've never faced that b5 line before.
unless Bf1 is playeds, it seizes the initiative
well it seems that after ..b5 unless white plays Bf1 black gains the bishop pair in an open position after ....Nd4. Its a nice idea.... The one game I found and posted where white wins is a bit tricky and took a GM with solid technique to pull it off so not 100% convinced.
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.Nb5
by FirebrandX a few minutes ago
Solve this Riddle if you can
by Gil-Gandel 4 minutes ago
5/19/2013 - Mate in 2
by jacobi6 4 minutes ago
How to win every time ! How do they do it ???
by NobbyCapeTown 5 minutes ago
Purpose and actual use of the rematch function
by floba 9 minutes ago
Were my defences correct?
by Escapest_Pawn 10 minutes ago
by Elizabeth_Teri_Baker 11 minutes ago
Study Partner for "My System" by Nimzowitsch
by pdve 12 minutes ago
Post your best miniatures here
by LoekBergman 19 minutes ago
My Humble Opinion
by fburton 22 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com