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By John Cochrane

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E6 14 ¤c3 ¥xe5 Wittmann has easily equalised and has a slight initiative. This represents good news for those who play Black, Kuba,G−Wittmann,W/Velden 2004. b2) 12 exd5 ¤xd5! the point, 13 ¤xd5 e6 regaining the piece with equality, Delchev,A− Ivanchuk,V/Istanbul 2003. Ng4. 0-0 11 ¤c3 White's advantage is based on his space advantage. b5, Finkel,A−Lipes,Y/Israeli League 2000. ¤e5 Barbero acts to diffuse White's ambitions by offering to exchange knights. 7 ¤xe5 dxe5 8 £h5 The start of a little manoeuvre to gain a tempo which is an improvement on the immediate 8 Qe2.

0-0 11 ¦ad1 With a bishop on c4 White might play Nc3−d5 but here it 34 will be captured and then it is not so clear when Bxd5 is not an option. b5 12 ¥b3 ¥b7 13 a3!? A cautious approach, which indicates that White is not sure what to do. £c7 14 ¤h4?! a6 10 a4 It now becomes clear why the light−squared bishop was retreated because now it is easier to restrain Black's queenside pawns. £c7 11 0-0 ¤c5 12 ¥xc5 £xc5 13 ¦ab1!? ¥e6 14 ¤d2 ¦c8 15 ¥xe6 fxe6 16 £h3 ¢f7 A special move that allows the king to protect e6.

I prefer Black's position because the bishop is a good defender and attempts can be made to undermine White's d4−pawn, Zaitsev,I−Shipov,S/ Minsk 1997. Nxd7 [B52] Last updated: 21/11/03 by Gary Lane 1 e4 c5 2 ¤f3 d6 3 ¥b5+ ¥d7 4 ¥xd7+ ¤xd7 XIIIIIIIIY 9r+-wqkvlntr0 9zpp+nzppzpp0 9-+-zp-+-+0 9+-zp-+-+-0 9-+-+P+-+0 9+-+-+N+-0 9PzPPzP-zPPzP0 9tRNvLQmK-+R0 xiiiiiiiiy The knight capture is a popular reply. d6−d5. ) 7 0-0 ¥e7 8 d4 cxd4 9 ¤xd4 (9 £xd4 0-0 10 ¥g5 a6 11 ¦fd1 £a5 12 £d2 ¢h8 Black is playing a waiting game in an effort to encourage White to overextend himself.

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