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  • 5 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Well, I probably am wrong at this point. Looks like 4.f3 is making a serious comeback!

  • 5 months ago

    fantombug

    also f3 has the idea of playing e3 then g4

  • 5 months ago

    fantombug

    i think daneil rensch is wron and i can prove f3 is a good move. look at the world chess championship played last year, anand played f3 against magnus and got great position and actually had a a forcing mate in the game. with that said i like f3 and if it is good enough for anand it is good enough for me. also anand went on to lose the game due to tatical error. there wasnt no defensive resourcefulness for the game witch i am referring to. simply anand made a mistake, but to his credit he played this line against the current world champion and had a forcing mate but missed 1 important move.

  • 2 years ago

    m110sas

    headshot !! xD

  • 2 years ago

    _IronButterfly_

    Very good video for black!  Always a pleasure to listen to GM Dzindzi!

  • 2 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    @FMgauranga -- Just wanted to thow my two cents in about this line:

    I completely agree with Dzindzi that this line is mediocre. That said, I actually don't completely agree with Dzindzi's interpretation of how to approach the line (only because I think there are several other ways for black to achieve a good position). Sometimes, I think Roman puts a lot of *emphasis and energy* behind his opinion to stress his points -- which makes him a good teacher in my opinion-- BUT that can make it sound like he thinks this move is losing by force or something, which it obviously is not. But it isn't good either... 

    Though I don't want to go into too much detail about the variations and specifics of what *my line/approach is* -- I will say that I think Roman's variations are pretty good for black too. For the record, statistics showing 4.f3 "scoring the best" are misleading (there are many examples of this kind of thing in many main line openings). Real work in the line shows that after its *en vogue* period in the late 90's and early 2000's (Shirov liked it a lot and won some nice games), this move has only been used as a surprise weapon by the highest level players. Not a consistent choice, and I think there's a reason for that.

    I hope everyone is enjoying Roman's series.

    Danny

  • 2 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Brilliant lecture that's definately relevant to my repertoire!

  • 2 years ago

    TheWarrior96

    very useful !!!!

  • 2 years ago

    FM gauranga

    I looked at this line a bit more last night. IMO White's idea is not to play for a pawn storm on the kingside. Rather after 13...c6 14.Ne2 cxd5 15.cxd5 Black needs to decide whether he wants to save his bishop on d4 or not. If Black played 15...Rc8+ 16.Kb1 0-0, then 17.Nxd4 exd4 18.Bf4 is an unclear position where I like White's long term chances. Worse for Black would be something like 15...Bb6 16.Ng3 0-0?! 17.Nf5 when Bh6 is coming soon and White has real chances of mating Black's king.

  • 2 years ago

    KJBears

    Thank You!

  • 2 years ago

    okiemark

    Maybe gauranga can tell us what black will do in his line with long castling when white pursues the plan g2-g4-g5 and h3-h4-5 and g5-g6 sac. Dzhindzi doesn't tell us.

  • 2 years ago

    FM gauranga

    Interesting video.

    By the way, if you look at ALL the 4th moves White usually plays in the Nimzo, White scores best with 4.f3. It's not a bad move, just like f3 in the KID is not a bad move. The line given here by Dzindzi with 4...d5 and 7...e5 is probably Black's response and White needs to find some improvements of course. Perhaps 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Nbd7 12.Bd2 Bd4 13.0-0-0 is worth trying for White. There's no need for an early Bd3.

  • 2 years ago

    eccechess

    As you said: "Black bishop has its choices".

  • 2 years ago

    shady4life

    Great video. thanks.

  • 2 years ago

    jocheckoh

    as always , great video, well explained, however at my level, white would be pushing the B pawn to gain space on queen side and forcing the bishop around

  • 2 years ago

    Superchess1965

    Very good!

  • 2 years ago

    CapAnson

    "White rook will come into the game... maybe next game"  haha

  • 2 years ago

    CMFulvius

    Very good!

  • 2 years ago

    Superbuddha

    Very instructive!

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