Friday, November 11, 2011

Risky business

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Be2 a6 9.O-O c5 10.d5 exd5 11.Nxd5 Bb7 12.Nxf6 Qxf6 13.a4 b4 14.e4


14...Bxe4? is much too risky in view of the simple 15.Re1

Steffen Pedersen, The Meran System, Gambit, 2000, p.25


14...Bxe4? is far too risky after the simple 15.Re1

Glenn Flear, 8.Be2 in the Meran, TWIC Theory, 2005, p.2 (pdf)


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I see the point of this blog entry unless it's trying to imply that the earlier author has copied from the later author. If you want to attach the adjective "risky" to Bxe4 and the adjective "simple" to Re1, the resulting sentence is likely to have similar wording regardless of the author.

As the later author is experienced in practical play in similar variations, we should respect that his choice of adjectives represents his opinion of the moves in question as well as that of the previous author.

Anonymous said...

8...a9 looks like a novelty :-)

Jonathan B said...

An(other, presumably) anonymous correspondent writes:-

"later author [... blinkety blink ...] the earlier author"


Jonathan B said...

as for the ... a9 TN. With some regret, I have edited the post. Would be good if somebody tried ... a7-a9 at some point though.

ed g. said...

So did somebody just play 14...Bxe4 successfully? Otherwise, pointless.