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G) 7 ... e6 B h3 (B 0-0 Qc7 nine h3 h5!? ) Bh5 nine 0-0 Qc7 tO c4 Nd7 eleven Be3 0-0-0 1Z Qa4 KbB t3 b4 ~. Wolski-Stummer, undesirable Worishofen 1990. (h) additionally B h3 Bh5 (Bxf3 nine Bxf3 t) nine 0-0 Nd7 10 d5 RdB t1 c4 Nb6 12 Be3 Bxf3 t3 Bxb6! axb6 14 Bxf3 ~. Smyslov-Pachman, Amsterdam 1964. 179 (i) thirteen Qcz Bg6 14 f4 Ng4 15 Bxg4 fxg4 sixteen f5 h6 17 Ne6 6, King-Emms, England 1987. Black does greater to play the traditional 10 ... e6 eleven Qa4 ;\;, EmmsSchmedders, Hastings 1993. (j) 6 Bc4 Bf5 7 Nez h5 eight Be3 e6 nine Nf4 h4 10 Qez Nd7 eleven 0-0-0 Be7 12 Bb3 Qc7 thirteen g4 Bh7 14 h3 0-0-0 =,Fries Nielsen-Jelling, Denmark 1988. (k) 6 ... Bf5 7 Ng3 Bg6 eight h4 h6! nine h5 Bh710 c3 e611 Be3 Nd71Z Qdz Qa513 BeZ 0-0-0 14 Bxh6 Bxh6 15 Qxh6 e5 and each side have possibilities during this vague place, Meking-Larsen, San Antonio 1972. (l) thirteen Rd1 Qa5 14 Bc4 e6 15 Rhe1 KfB sixteen Kb1 Na6 17 Qf3 with attacking probabilities for the pawn, Vogt-Ermenkov, Stockholm 1969. (m) 6 ... Bf5 7 Nez Bd6 B Ng3 Bg6 nine Bc4 0-0 10 0-0 ReB?! (10 ... Bxg3 eleven hxg3 6) eleven f4! b5 1Z Bb3 Be4 thirteen Qh5! Qd7 14 Nxe4 Rxe4 15 Bcz g6 sixteen Qh4 ReB 17 f5 and already White is profitable, Nunn-Arkell, London 1987. (n) The conservative technique is eight Nez ReB nine 0-0 Qc7 10 Ng3, that could be a little bit higher for White after 10 ... g6 or 10 ... Nd7. now not 10 ... f5? eleven f4! c5 1Z d5 Bd7 thirteen c4 ±, Khalifman-Seirawan, Wijk aan Zee 1991. (o) [A) nine ... h6 is passive-10 Be3 Nd7 eleven h3 Nb6 1Z c4 c5 thirteen 0-0 ±, HartAntonio, Novi unhappy 01. 1990. (B) nine ... KhB!? 10 0-0 Qc7 eleven Ng3 g6 1Z Ne4 Be7 thirteen g3 Be6 14 Bf4 QdB 15 Rfel ;\;, McDonald-Okrajek, undesirable Wiirishofen 1993. (p) 10 ... f5 eleven h5 Qf6 1Z hxg6 fxg6 thirteen Qb3t KhB 14 Bg5! Qg7 (14 ... Qxg5? 15 Qf7 wins) 15 0-0-0 with solid attacking possibilities, Sznapik-Plachetka, Bratislava 1983. (q) thirteen Bh6 Nd7 14 g4!? Bd5 15 0-0-0 Bxhl sixteen Rxhl BfB 17 Bdz, Kudrin-King, England 1988; now rather than the sport continuation 17 ... fxg4? 18 Qb3t Kg7 19 Rxh7t! Kxh7 ZO Qf7t KhB 21 Nf4 Resigns, Black should still play 17 ... Nb6 18 gxf5 Qd5 19 Ng3 Qxa2 with nearly equivalent possibilities. (r) (A) 6 ... Qe7t 7 Qe2 Be6 eight Bb3 Na6 nine c3 Nc7 10 Bf4 Bxb3 axb3 Nd5 12 Bg3 a6 with a minimum facet for White, Keres-Smyslov, Amsterdam 1971. (B) 6 ... Qb6 7 c3 Be6 is fascinating. (s) 7 Qezt Qe7 eight Qxe7t Kxe7 nine Nez Be6 10 Bd3 Nd7 =,I. Gurevich-Dlugy, big apple (blitz) 1993. Black's doubled f-pawns are a negligible legal responsibility right here. (t) eight ... Be6 nine Bxe6 fxe6 10 Bf4 ReB eleven c3 Bxf4 1Z Nxf4 Qd7 thirteen Qg4 ;\;, PostTartakower, Mannheim 1914. Black's pawn on f6 explanations a small weak point. (u) thirteen Radl Nd5 14 Bel b5 15 Khl Re7 sixteen Ne4 RaeB =, Milos-U. Rodriguez, Oviedo 1993. [v) 6 g3!? c5 7 Nf3 Bd6 eight Be3 Qc7 nine dxc5 Bxc5 10 Bxc5 Qxc5 eleven Qezt (Tal-Lechtynsky, Tallinn 1979) eleven ... KfB! 12 Bgz g6 thirteen 0-0 Kg7 with just a minute plus for White. (w) (A) 6 ... Bg4 7 Bez Bd6 eight h3 Bh5 nine Nh4 Bg6 10 Be3 f5 eleven g3 ;\;, Kupreichik-Hort, Germany 1995. [B) 6 ... Na6 7 BeZ Bd6 eight 0-0 Nc7 nine c4 0-0 10 Rel Re811 h3 Bf5 12 Be3 with a tiny side, Unzicker-Backwinkel, Germany 1983. (x) thirteen c5 Be7 14 d5 cxd5 15 Qxd5 Be6 sixteen Qh5 RedS 17 b4 a5 18 a3 f5 =,LarsenC. Hansen, Naestved 1988. one hundred eighty CARO-KANN safety Panov-Botvinnik assault 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 three exd5 cxd5 four c4 Nf6 five Nc3 Nc6 31 32 34 33 35 36 6 Bg5 ........................................