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yeah.. i see where this opening is going... nf5... putting more pressure on the pawn. but i dont know if i like it. i perfer F6.... and i get good results with f6.
black have 3 pieces developped ,white only 1 but a good structure pawn
be2 can be play or counter attack with b4
Black's Nh6 is the deviation from the common line.
this is blacks opening or whites opening??
If I play the French with black, this is my favourite line against 3.e5 :)
White needs b2-b4 right away:
7.b4, cd 8.cd Nf5 9.Be3!?
This was Spassky's invention, which can also be used if the Knight arrived via e7.
the point is black offers the exchange. some players are taking the knight on h6, then black can take the pawn on b2 and black has the advantage. the other point, if white takes the pawn on c5 black can take back with bishop and also will have the advantage.
When Ne7 is available and eventually gets the knight to f5, which is the goal, I just don't see the point.
Could be alright because Bxh6 releases with f8 Bishop with gxh6.
If instead something such as 7.b4 is played, Black can play cxd4, followed by Nf5.
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