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  1. 07 Aug '07 04:26 / 2 edits
    About this line I've created of the Polish Defense.

    I generally use the Polish defense in blitz if I'm bored, but I got around to looking at a line for it tonight:

    1.d4 b5 2. e4 a6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. e5 Nd5
    6. O-O e6 7. Ng5 Nb4 8. Be4 Bxe4 9. Nxe4 Nd5 10. Qh5 Nc6 11. c3 *

    Fritz 9 rates this almost + 1 (.85 after some time) for white. Do you guys think that's a fair assessment? I personally feel like black has much stronger chances than Fritz gives it credit for having.

    And while I'm at it, I'm also extremely curious about this line:

    1.d4 b5 2.e4 Bb7 3.Bxb5 f5!? 4.exf5 Bxg2! 5.Qh5+ g6 6.fxg6 Bg7 7.gxh7+ Kf8 8.Qg4 Bxg1 9.hxg8=Q+ Kxg8

    The line scores pretty well with Fritz, but does anybody have any practical experience with it?
  2. 07 Aug '07 04:41
    whats your obsession with outdated openings?
  3. 07 Aug '07 04:41
    Originally posted by kmac27
    whats your obsession with outdated openings?
    Outdated openings? Like what?
  4. 07 Aug '07 04:46
    b5 against anything.... you are a very bright player and i've seen a vast improvement in your play through studying. if you focused your energy towards openings that work you would become a much higher player.
  5. 07 Aug '07 04:50
    Originally posted by kmac27
    b5 against anything.... you are a very bright player and i've seen a vast improvement in your play through studying. if you focused your energy towards openings that work you would become a much higher player.
    I only use b5 in blitz, and even then only on occassion. I'm focusing primarily on 1.d4, the Dragon, the Pirc, and I'm still confused about how to face 1.d4.
  6. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    07 Aug '07 07:48
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    About this line I've created of the Polish Defense.

    I generally use the Polish defense in blitz if I'm bored, but I got around to looking at a line for it tonight:

    1.d4 b5 2. e4 a6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. e5 Nd5
    6. O-O e6 7. Ng5 Nb4 8. Be4 Bxe4 9. Nxe4 Nd5 10. Qh5 Nc6 11. c3 *

    Fritz 9 rates this almost + 1 (.85 after some time) for white. Do yo ...[text shortened]... line scores pretty well with Fritz, but does anybody have any practical experience with it?
    Position after 1.d4 b5 2. e4 a6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. e5 Nd5
    6. O-O e6 7. Ng5 Nb4 8. Be4 Bxe4 9. Nxe4 Nd5 10. Qh5 Nc6 11. c3 Rybka 2.3. rates as about equal (0.17) and its first recommendations are 11...d6 and 11...Be7. But developing these lines rybka rates them as slightly better for white (0.30-0.40)

    Position after 1.d4 b5 2.e4 Bb7 3.Bxb5 f5!? 4.exf5 Bxg2! 5.Qh5+ g6 6.fxg6 Bg7 7.gxh7+ Kf8 8.Qg4 Bxg1 9.hxg8=Q+ Kxg8 scores as equal with Rybka 2.3, but I dont understand why must white play 3.Bxb5?! (instead of 3.Bd3) and 4.exf5? (instead of 4.Nc3!) and why cant black play 3...Bxe4!? (instead of 3...f5) ?