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There is also 5...b5!? leading to very interesting play. White will have the harder time of it if he is unprepared.
5...b5 was a lot of fun while it lasted, but I'm afraid it must be archived: White can emerge with a clear advantage.
That's interesting: in Chessgames.com black has a large 50%! win with the line. Can you show me some examples?
Thanks for the warning.
sometimes I have played the b5 line. There are many variations where white gets crushed, best play leads to some advantage for white.
Black plays very poor, I think his main mistake was sitting down to play this game In the first place, but why on earth play 7..kg8?? In fact why play 5...Nxd5??
@ Rubidium: It's rather a long story.
Suffice to say that the variation 6.Bf1 Nd4 7.c3 Nxd5 8.cd4! Qxg5 9.Bxb5+ Kd8 10.Qf3 is bad for Black, for very concrete reasons.
Thanks! I'll look into it.
This is a puzzle similar to the mating pattern:
After 6.Bf1, my instinct would be to play ...Nxd5; isn't that sound?
I once did the Fried liver, but then I stopped because it became too risky, and people were blocking it more frequently.
The king should've went back to e8.
It does look worse for black, the pin on the knight, and white's attack is already strong with light squared power! In one game, Robert Burger played Bb7 against Fischer, and won!
I think 0-0 was a poor choice though. All of black's active pieces are against the kingside, so castle into it!
I think Nc3 would be a very fun-to-play continuation-if not the best.
Nxc3 Qxb7 Nxb5!?/? Looks very sharp, But white can maintain material goodies by Qxa8/ Qf3
Or Nc3 Nb4 Qxb7 Nc2 Kd1 And white is winning.
That is my analysis, so I might have made some pretty bad mistakes.
Here is some fried liver evil: Game a la Morphy:
Here is a better puzzle.
Yeah, right. And I have a bridge to sell to you.
Wonderful puzzle! A chance to show off your tactical brilliance!
Morphy's games are just brilliant, making him roughly equal with Capablanca in my perspective.
Sorry for the misunderstanding, then.
From what I read on chesspub, an even stronger move is 10.0-0 after which black doesn't have any answers. I forgot what happened to the thread. I will see if I can find it.
That was just terrible.
g3 goesn't make much sense, Black is comforably equal after his ...Nxd4.
7.de5 Ne3 8.Qh3 is well analysed to an endgame where Black does not have enough for the pawn.
Factly, 0-0 may be more accurate than Qf3, although the "mainline" is the same after ...Bb7.There is a good point, though:
After 10.0-0 Black may replace 10...Bb7 with 10...ed4, but he is worse after 11.Bc6 Rb8 12.d3 Nf4 13.Na3!.
After 10.Qf3 there is the long, practically forced line 10...ed4 11.Bc6 Nb4 12.Bxa8 Nc2+ 13.Kd1 Bg4 14.Kxc2 Qc5+ 15.Qd1 Bxf3+ 16.Bxf3 d3, given in the old Zagorovski "Romantic Chess Openings" book as better for Black. Factly, I have won with it as Black against a Greek master some thirty-two years ago, but objectively speaking this is just equal, and it's Black the one that has to be careful.
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