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  1. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    27 Jun '14 11:54
    This game was played over a few hours yesterday.

  2. 27 Jun '14 17:48
    blacks lack of development is astonishing
  3. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    27 Jun '14 19:00
    After white castles here:



    I think black is trying to land Ne3 forking Q and R.

    Maybe a more refined version of this idea which also includes f2 is

  4. 27 Jun '14 23:51
    Hi Ragwort,

    Good game, good notes. Black should have/has too play 9.Bg4
    (instead of 9...Re8) and whack that f3 Knight in this variation
    to take the sting out of e4.

    Here (Black to play)


    Instead of Qa5 which has the Bxc6 plan. Possibly better is 13...Qb6.


    This has a tug at the c3 Knight by tickling the b-pawn and at the same
    time is a tempo up on your c4 and Qc4+ idea. 0-0 is met with c4 disc check.

    Andrew Martin says, and I quote:
    "..most King's Indian players lick their lips when they see the Four Pawns Attack."

    Hmmm.....I don't know about that. It all depends who is pushing the pawns at you.
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    28 Jun '14 20:59
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Ragwort,

    Good game, good notes. Black should have/has too play 9.Bg4
    (instead of 9...Re8) and whack that f3 Knight in this variation
    to take the sting out of e4.

    Here (Black to play)

    [fen]rnbqr1k1/pp4bp/4p1p1/2pP2B1/6n1/2N2N2/PP2B1PP/R2QK2R b KQ - 1 13[/fen]
    Instead of Qa5 which has the Bxc6 plan. Possibly better is 13...Qb6.

    [fen]rn ...[text shortened]... Attack."

    Hmmm.....I don't know about that. It all depends who is pushing the pawns at you.
    Seems only recently that people have actually played the 4P as white against me. Obviously I've much to learn on how to handle it properly.

    Objectively, it seems that white is trying for too much too soon, but proving it is another matter.