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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #101


    I think I had looked up to about move 24 in that game when analyzing the position before even challenging you, so I knew how to defend Black's attack relatively well.

    I missed some strong resources, but Black has perhaps more for the pawn than I initially thought. Certainly I am not a strong enough player to comment definitively on this, it was just my feeling that White was better there than in the Marshall, and like I said I play the Marshall for Black.

    The difference is the position of the Black LSB on e6 allowing Re4 to be stronger than it is in the Marshall where it just leads to dull equality.

    I missed that you could draw at the end, and should have played differently after sacrificing my pawn on d5.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #103


    Not forced, but certainly reasonable moves. I considered a lot of possibilities, and I had either a very similar position or that exact position set up on a board. Of course, there are a lot of similar positions. You didn't play any surprising moves in the first twenty-five.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #105


    ponz111 is a boss

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #106


    In the Dutch cup someone I known played the variation with Bc5 (based on the Analysis here) and beat an IM and the editor of the famous SOS series 

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