" If there is no solution it is that there is no problem. " [ Jacques Rouxel ]


A ) f5 instead of d5 in the Steinitz I variation

 

Steinitz I Variation : 1) e4 - e5 2) Nf3 - Nf6 3) d4 - exd4 4) e5 - Ne4 5) Qxd4 - f5

5) ... - f5 instead of d5, why not ! Morozevich played that against Bacrot this year . incontestable advantage of this move. The originality : the Bishop f8 can quietly threat the White Queen . The objection is due to the development of Black, far from to be harmonious . The Bishop c8 must await to see the daylight!

6) Bc4 - Bc5 7) Qxc5 - Nxc5 8) Bg5 - Qxg5 9) Nxg5 - Nc6 10) 0-0 - Ne6 11) Nf3 - b6 12) Bd5 - Bb7 13) c4 - 0-0-0 14) Bc3 - h6 15) Rad1 - g5 16) Rfe1 - Rhe8

 

5) Qxd4 - f5

16) Rfe1 - Rhe8

 


B ) fashionable move in the Marshall variation

 

Marshall Variation: 1) e4 - e5 2) Nf3 - Nf6 3) Nxe5 - d6 4) Nf3- Nxe4 5) d4 - d5 6) Bd3 - Bd6 7) o-o - o-o 8) c4 - c6
 

9) Re1 - Re8 instead of 9) cxd5 - cxd5 . This play line has recently been successfully played by Anand and Polgar at Benidorm . This variation seems favorable to White. Black has a lot of difficulties to find a breach to activate its pieces . 10) Nc3 - Nxc3 11) bxc3 - Rxe1+ 12) Qxe1 - h6 13) Ne5 - Nd7 14) f4 - Nf6 15) c5 - Bc7 16) Rb1 - Qe8

 

9) Re1 - Re8

16) Rb1 - Qe8

 


C ) Marshall trap

 

Marshall Variation : 1) e4 - e5 2) Nf3 - Nf6 3) Nxe5 - d6 4) Nf3- Nxe4 5) d4 - d5 6) Bd3 - Bd6 7) o-o - o-o 8) c4 - Bg4 9) cxd5 - f5
 

10 ) Re1 - Bxh2+ 11) Kxh2 - Nxf2 12 ) Qe2 - Nxd3 13 ) Qxd3 - Bxg4 14 ) Qxg4 - Qh4 15 ) Kg1 - Qxe1+ 16 ) Qf1 - ...

A small trap for Black. It is always good to know !

10 ) Re1 - Bxh2+

16 ) Qf1 - ...

 


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