Development in a specific line of the 4... Bf5 Caro-Kann

  • #61

    I'd rather play 4...Nf6, and you should learn the panov.

  • #62
    Julien852 wrote:
    LoveYouSoMuch wrote:
    Julien852 wrote:

    Two Knights defence ? Well, the most interesting lines for White are definitely with 4. Ng5, not 4. d3, and this leads to the Fried Liver attack.
    (and by "Italian game", I meant 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4)

    yes no

    So what do you play after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 ?

    4...d5 5.ed Na5!

  • #63
    Julien852 wrote:

    So what do you play after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 ?

    4...d5 5.ed5 Na5, as in the previous post, although the "bad" 5...Nxd5 is also playable.

  • #64

    5... Na5 leads to an unclear game, though White will be a pawn up.

    5... Nxd5 seems very dangerous after 6. Nxf7.

  • #65

    Wrong. 5...Nxd5 6.Nxf7 is actually OK for Black, although the position is quite complex. The only real problem is the Lolli (6.d4!) where Black is somewhat worse, but he can pull a few rabbits out of the hat.

    5...Na5 is a cleaner solution, and after 6...Bb5+ Black can pick either the ambitious 6...c6, or the solid 6...Bd7. IMO both are perfectly adequate.

  • #66

    The Lolli is indeed the best option after 5.Nxd5.

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