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  • #62

    Positon #69 reminds me on a classic and I wouldn't be astonished if it's from Botvinnik vs. Boleslavski.

    White can get clear advantage by combining playing for the d5 square and weakening black's pawn structure. I would play c5 to send the black knight backwards and depending on what black does decide whether I go Nd5 or c6. Both look very tempting, especially c6 if black goes Nbd7 at some point. Black's pawn structure is completely wrecked after bxc6 and I can activate my bishop on g2 via f1, could pressure c6 with Na4. I would expect to get the sacrificed pawn back very soon.

  • #63

    i really like ur idea c5 c6 it stops black from playing c6 himself and you get a new square that you can use really well on c5

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  • #65

    9. c5 claims some space and white can continue with b4+b5 opening some lines on the queenside. Black cannot prevent b5 by playing 9... a6? because of the pin in the variation 10. b4 Nbd7 11. b5 cxb5 12. Nxb5.

    By the way, you really should post the source game (where did you get the positions and how did the game continue) and also what reason you have to believe that the given moves are good (is there some analysis by someone supporting this or has some strong player played it or something else). Maybe that way you could get more and better answers to your questions.

  • #66
    zeitnotakrobat wrote:

    Positon #69 reminds me on a classic and I wouldn't be astonished if it's from Botvinnik vs. Boleslavski.

    White can get clear advantage by combining playing for the d5 square and weakening black's pawn structure. I would play c5 to send the black knight backwards and depending on what black does decide whether I go Nd5 or c6. Both look very tempting, especially c6 if black goes Nbd7 at some point. Black's pawn structure is completely wrecked after bxc6 and I can activate my bishop on g2 via f1, could pressure c6 with Na4. I would expect to get the sacrificed pawn back very soon.>>>

    Position 69
    c5 followed by Bg5

     

  • #67
    Optimissed hat geschrieben:
    zeitnotakrobat wrote:

    Positon #69 reminds me on a classic and I wouldn't be astonished if it's from Botvinnik vs. Boleslavski.

    White can get clear advantage by combining playing for the d5 square and weakening black's pawn structure. I would play c5 to send the black knight backwards and depending on what black does decide whether I go Nd5 or c6. Both look very tempting, especially c6 if black goes Nbd7 at some point. Black's pawn structure is completely wrecked after bxc6 and I can activate my bishop on g2 via f1, could pressure c6 with Na4. I would expect to get the sacrificed pawn back very soon.>>>

    Position 69
    c5 followed by Bg5

     

    I am not sure that this is best. Black could go c6 and control the important d5 square. Black is worse here, but not that much. I think white should be able to get more.

  • #68

     

  • #69

    Because black can take on f4 and then play Ne5.

    The black knight will be really great there compared to on d7.

    If white takes the knight on e5 with his bishop the d3 bishop will feel like a pawn.

  • #70

    Thank you, that makes sense.  My issue is that I cant see any plan for white. All I could see its to play Ng3-f5 and maybe a3-Rb1-b4. Any idea?

  • #71

    Maybe white could try to still play f4 but only after playing g3 first.

     

  • #72

    I think it's better to play Ng3 first and then f4. Although it seems antipositional to take the e5 N with the good B, it creates a supported passed pawn and I think white can swap off the d3 bishop. This is a position I deliberately aim for against that form of Benoni. Black has to take the f4 pawn and I seem to win almost all of my games using this system, which is highly positional and which leaves black playing only for a draw.

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