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Karol Majewski
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Re: Bashing the Berlin Wall

Post by Karol Majewski » Wed May 16, 2012 10:08 am

Jack Lad wrote:
Karol Majewski wrote:I still think that we should consider 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.O-O as the main line. I remember Kramnik saying that he was prepareing for 4.d3 as Black before the match in 2000. He said that they have found an equlizing line although it wasn't easy.
Perhaps but we should also consider how to play against 4...d6 too.
[d] r1bqkb1r/ppp2ppp/2np1n2/1B2p3/4P3/3P1N2/PPP2PPP/RNBQK2R w KQkq - 0 5
5. Nc3 looks good here. 8-)
I think that after 4...d6 only 5. c3 has sense. I assume that after 4...d6 White should keep his lightsquare bishop alive (as opposed to 4...Bc5 var.). If he plays 5. Nc3 or 5. O-O than Black can exchange the knight on this bishop by playing 5... a6 6. Ba4 b5 7. Bb3 Na5! and White does not have c2 square to escape with his bishop.

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