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Pterodactyl: Unpin Variation with 5.Bd2

Pterodactyl: Unpin Variation with 5.Bd2

FM_Eric_Schiller
Sep 12, 2009, 12:00 AM 4,337 Reads 7 Comments Opening Theory

The Pterodactyl is a very varied opening, with dozens of variations. One of the most important is the unpin variation 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 c5 4.Nc3 Qa5 5.Bd2!?, setting up a discovered attack on the queen. Here is how I think Black should handle it:

 

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