French Defense-Marshall Gambit

  • #1

    the best line for white after 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 c5?! 4 exd5 exd5 5 dxc5 d4 6  Bb5+ Nc6 7 Bxc6+ bxc6 8 Nce2 Bxc5 9 Nf3 Bb4+ 10 Bd2 Bxd2 11 Qxd2 c5 now chess openings: theory and practice gives 12 0-0-0 but this looks suspect due to blacks attacking chances against the white king.  what about possible play after 12 0-0

  • #2

    your variation isn't even possible, how does black play 9.... c5 when he has no c pawn? and why would you play Nce2 blocking in your light squared bishop, and how exactly are you going to play 0-0 when your bishop is in the way.....

  • #3

    6.Nce2 looks weird/counter-intuitive. Factly, I cannot find a single game where this move has been played.

    What's wrong with 6.Nb5 or 6.Bb5+?

  • #4

    I just corrected my original post.  I look forward to suggestions.  :)

  • #5

    Ummm, quite some correction. However, 7.Bxc6+ doesn't make sense, either.

    After 7.Qe2+ (protecting the b5 bishop) followed by Ne4, white is simply a very healthy pawn up.

    Please forget about opening moves, and try finding some logic behind the moves played.

  • #6

    I could never figure this out



  • #7

    a possible line is 6 ... Bd7 7 Nxd7 Qxd7 8 dxc5 Bxc5 9 Nc3 Ne7 10 Bg5 f6 etc. with Black counting on active play to compensate for the isolani.

  • #8
    MCO-15 (2008) ignores Marshall's Mistake, er, Var in the FD. NCO (1999) shows 4.ed5 ed5 5.dc5 d4 6.Ne4+= in a footnote. ECO 2nd ed gives
    12.O-O-O Nf6 13.Qg5+/- [C10/1 - Keres, Minev]. IMHO the easiest way to deal with it is to transpose as follows:
     
  • #9
    MightyPaul wrote:a possible line is 6 ... Bd7 7 Nxd7 Qxd7 8 dxc5 Bxc5 9 Nc3 Ne7 10 Bg5 f6 etc. with Black counting on active play to compensate for the isolani.
    This looks interesting! I'll give it a shot.
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