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  Robatsch (modern) defence

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To get a real flair for the types of positions that can arise, check out the games of Canadian GM Duncan Suttles!



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Originally posted by: "Steve F"
I try to avoid memorizing opening lines. The Modern seems to be based on position. It's an unusal opening and most players don't understand the system very well. I think its very dynamic and leads to an unbalanced position with many counter attacks from the wings. White frequently pushes the center too quickly leaving holes behind the pawn in the middle and end game. I can force white to play my style of opening right from the first move of the game, I love that about the modern defense.

One key factor is to delay Nf6 because it blocks in the Bishop at g7. I think Ne7 is better most of the time.




It seems to be quite a favourite of correspondence GM Mikhail Umansky. Click the following thread for some of his games with it:-

Umansky and the Robatsch (modern) defence



Steve F

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Tue Jun 14 2005 2:49PM | MsgID: 2187427


I try to avoid memorizing opening lines. The Modern seems to be based on position. It's an unusal opening and most players don't understand the system very well. I think its very dynamic and leads to an unbalanced position with many counter attacks from the wings. White frequently pushes the center too quickly leaving holes behind the pawn in the middle and end game. I can force white to play my style of opening right from the first move of the game, I love that about the modern defense.

One key factor is to delay Nf6 because it blocks in the Bishop at g7. I think Ne7 is better most of the time.



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It's a flexible opening. I use it when I play realtime chess. Helps to narrow down opening analysis.



Steve F

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Mon Jun 13 2005 1:04AM | MsgID: 2180491


I wish to discuss and study the following opening: Robatsch (modern) defence which arises after the following moves:

Moves: 1.e2e4 g7g6








Analyse position



Feedback welcome from all

Best wishes
steve f