The Terrible Traxler Part 5

The Terrible Traxler Part 5

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Jan 29, 2008, 12:00 AM |
11 | Opening Theory

The Terrible Traxler Part 5

 by NM Steve Colding.

   7. Ke2 part 1

      Today we are discussing 7. Ke2 a risky attempt to try to bring the King's Rook into the game. The problem with this, as in a great many variations in the Traxler, is the terribly dangerous h5-d5 diagonal which Black's Bishop on c8 has access to after d5. It is good for us that the idea 8.Rf1 is very easily busted.

      In Vuckovic's Art of Attack he spends a chapter discussing that a King that lost the right to castle is worth a piece if and only if the King stays in the center. Here White's King will be in the center and in such and open position it will be most uncomfortable.

     After the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5.Nf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7.Ke2

Previous articles:

The Terrible Traxler Part 1

The Terrible Traxler Part 2

The Terrible Traxler Part 3

The Terrible Traxler Part 4

Next article: Ke2 Part 2, moves other than 8.Rf1

 

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