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  Move 9

tahiv



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United States
Wed Jun 4 2003 2:48AM | edited: 2:50:13 | MsgID: 111954


9...Nc6 may very well get 10. Be2 (instead of Qb3) while 9...Nb6 might get 10. Qc5 (instead of Qb3)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 0-0 7. e4 Bg4 8. Be3 Nfd7 9. Rd1 Nc6

[ 9. ... Nb6 10. Qc5 N8d7 11. Qa3 e5 12. dxe5 Qc8 13. e6 Bxe6 14. Bd4 Bh6 15. Nb1 Re8 16. Nbd2 a5]

10. Be2 Nb6 11. Qc5 Qd6 12. e5! Karpov's improvement on 12. h3

[ 12. h3 Bxf3 13. gxf3 Rfd8 14. d5 Ne5 15. Nb5 Qf6 16. f4 Ned7 17. e5 Qxf4! 18. Bxf4 Nxc5 19. Nxc7 Rac8 20. d6 exd6 21. exd6 Bxb2 22. 0-0 Nbd7 23. Rd5 b6 24. Bf3 Ne6 25. Nxe6 fxe6 26. Rd3 Nc5 27. Re3 e5 28. Bxe5 Bxe5 29. Rxe5 Rxd6 30. Re7 Rd7 31. Rxd7 Nxd7 32. Bg4 Rc7 33. Re1 Kf7 34. Kg2 Nc5 35. Re3 Re7 Botvinnik-Fischer 1962, 1/2-1/2]

12. ... Qxc5 13. dxc5 Nc8 14. h3!

[ 14. Nb5 Rb8 15. Nxc7 e6 16. Nb5 N8e7 17. Rd2 b6 18. cxb6 axb6 19. Bg5 Nf5 20. b3 h6 21. Bf6 Bxf3 22. Bxf3 Nxe5 23. Bxe5 Bxe5 Karpov-Kasparov 1986, 1/2-1/2]

14. ... Bxf3 15. Bxf3 Bxe5 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. Bd4 Bf4 18. Ne2!

[ 18. 0-0 e5 19. Be3 Bxe3 20. fxe3 Ne7 Karpov-Timman 1986, 1/2-1/2]

18. ... Bh6

[ 18. ... e5 19. Bc3]

19. Bc3 Rb8 20. Rd7 Bg7 21. Nd4!?


from Nigel Davies' the grünfeld defence 2002



kereru



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New Zealand
Wed Jun 4 2003 2:10AM | MsgID: 111929


Whereas I would instinctively play 9...Nb6 here, 9...Nc6 seems to be preferred by most of the top players, including Kasparov, and, in earlier times, Smyslov, Fischer, Benko and Gligoric. Is it actually better than 9...Nb6 or do they just transpose?