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Philidor IV
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Rasmus Althoff



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PostPost subject: Re: Philidor IV    Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:12 pm Reply to topic Reply with quote

Shredder suggests 12. ... Qa5 instead of Qc7, with half a pawn advantage for Black. That loses control over d6, which was why Qc7 was suggested, but for the moment, White cannot get that square anyway.

Even 12. ... Qc7 is not as bad as the video suggests, it's about even. After 13. 0-0-0, Black must not play ... a5, that brings White into clear advantage, and after 14. a4, ... b4 is completely losing.

But Black has several moves with minor advantage here: 13. ... g6, g5 or even Bb7.

The main problem with declining the gambit with h6 instead of Nxg4 is that Black still has no options in the centre and still cannot castle kingside because the pawn shelter gets weak after White plays g5. Plus that White can open up the centre with dxe5 at any time. Which is what White also does if Black accepts the gambit, but at least, Black can hold on and has the pawn as endgame insurance.
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Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:36 pm
      Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:51 pm
      Re: Philidor IV gerold daniels Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:37 am
      Re: Philidor IV Lyudmil Tsvetkov Sat May 27, 2017 10:33 am
            Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Sat May 27, 2017 2:02 pm
            Re: Philidor IV Rasmus Althoff Sat May 27, 2017 7:01 pm
                  Re: Philidor IV Sean Evans Sun May 28, 2017 9:44 am
                  Re: Philidor IV Lyudmil Tsvetkov Sun May 28, 2017 12:53 pm
                        Re: Philidor IV Rasmus Althoff Sun May 28, 2017 5:09 pm
      Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Sun May 28, 2017 5:59 pm
      Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Mon May 29, 2017 8:38 am
            Re: Philidor IV Lyudmil Tsvetkov Mon May 29, 2017 12:13 pm
                  Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Wed May 31, 2017 7:27 pm
                        Re: Philidor IV Rasmus Althoff Wed May 31, 2017 9:12 pm
                        Re: Philidor IV Rasmus Althoff Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:36 am
      Re: Philidor IV Ted Summers Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:40 pm
            Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:14 pm
                  Re: Philidor IV Dann Corbit Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:47 pm
                        Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:21 pm
                              Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:45 pm
                                    Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:31 pm
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