View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:50 pm



 [ 156 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Want to ask Dennis a question? (SUBMIT HERE) 
Author Message
King

Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:20 am
Posts: 379
Rating Class: Expert (2000-2200)
 Re: Want to ask Dennis a question? (SUBMIT HERE)
Hi Dennis,

In the French Tarrasch variation: After 1. e4 e5 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6. White often plays 7. Ne2 and then later puts the d2 knight on f3. Recently I (+/-1900 elo) played a game where I played 7.Ngf3 instead of Ne2. During the analysis I got scolded by some very strong experts and an FM for playing this move. According to them, white loses the pawn on d4 (after 7. Qb6 0-0) for example. Can white prevent the loss of a pawn after Ngf3 without getting a bad position? And is the position after 7. Qb6 0-0 8. cxd4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 really that terrible for white? In my database, hardly anyone takes on d4. The most common move is 8. Be7, which is what my opponent did. Why isn't taking on d4 more commonly played, does white get a lot of compensation? Also, what are some plans for white if black doesn't take, but plays 'the usual, common sense French moves'? What advantages does white have in those positions over having the knight on e2 and placing the other knight on f3?

Thanks for taking the time to answer reader questions and making great videos.


Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:53 am
King
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 12, 2007 12:19 pm
Posts: 1890
Location: Los Angeles
Rating Class: Expert (2000-2200)
 Re: Want to ask Dennis a question? (SUBMIT HERE)
Hiddie wrote:
In the French Tarrasch variation: After 1. e4 e5 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6. White often plays 7. Ne2 and then later puts the d2 knight on f3. Recently I (+/-1900 elo) played a game where I played 7.Ngf3 instead of Ne2.

FYI
7.Ngf3 is recently popular and trendy known as korchnoi gambit
e.g., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on2xy6ty2Qg

_________________
"Yes, I have played a blitz game once. It was on a train, in 1929." -Botvinnik


Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:03 pm
King

Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:20 am
Posts: 379
Rating Class: Expert (2000-2200)
 Re: Want to ask Dennis a question? (SUBMIT HERE)
katar wrote:
Hiddie wrote:
In the French Tarrasch variation: After 1. e4 e5 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6. White often plays 7. Ne2 and then later puts the d2 knight on f3. Recently I (+/-1900 elo) played a game where I played 7.Ngf3 instead of Ne2.

FYI
7.Ngf3 is recently popular and trendy known as korchnoi gambit
e.g., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on2xy6ty2Qg


Wow, thanks for Katar. Helpful as always!


Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:33 am
King

Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:20 am
Posts: 379
Rating Class: Expert (2000-2200)
 Re: Want to ask Dennis a question? (SUBMIT HERE)
Beat an FM in a blitz game with the gambit. He didn't know the line and I got a lot of compensation for the pawn. Just thought I'd mention it.


Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:07 am
Knight

Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:52 pm
Posts: 40
Rating Class: Class B (1600-1800)
 Re: Want to ask Dennis a question? (SUBMIT HERE)
Hi Dennis. I've noticed that in my games I have reached an exchange ending fairly frequently. This means that one side has a rook, the other side has a minor piece and both players have pawns. Can you talk about some winning or drawing plans for each player, both in the case where pawns are relatively equal and the rook has an advantage, and the case where the minor has an advantage because of a significant pawn majority? Is it usually better to have a knight or bishop here?


Fri May 25, 2012 10:39 am
Pawn

Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:12 am
Posts: 10
Rating Class: Class C (1400-1600)
 Re: Want to ask Dennis a question? (SUBMIT HERE)
Dear Mr Monokroussos,

What do you think of the
Reti/Spielmann system versus the French (e4 e6 b3 d5 Bb2 dxe4 continuing
with Nc3 Qe2 and 0-0-0)?
I play this system and obviously think it is pretty interesting. My believe
is that it is an underrated system against the French.
I know it is also an ok system against the Caro-Kann. Could you tell me what
the mayor differences are?


Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:31 am
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
   [ 156 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF