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  1. 09 Feb '06 02:19
    1. e4 e5. 2. Nf3 Nc6. 3. Bb5 Nd4. 4. N.d4 e.d4. 5. 0-0 h5. What is the reason for the move 5. ... h5?
  2. 09 Feb '06 12:09
    Originally posted by gambit3
    1. e4 e5. 2. Nf3 Nc6. 3. Bb5 Nd4. 4. N.d4 e.d4. 5. 0-0 h5. What is the reason for the move 5. ... h5?
    With KKt removed, White's kingside is more vulnerable. Black hopes to carry out a kingside pawn storm but this move may be premature.

    Although I don't play much Ruy, so I may be wrong.
  3. 09 Feb '06 13:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by gambit3
    1. e4 e5. 2. Nf3 Nc6. 3. Bb5 Nd4. 4. N.d4 e.d4. 5. 0-0 h5. What is the reason for the move 5. ... h5?
    I'm not at home to check the books but I've not seen this as a common move in the Bird variation. Usually ...Bc5 or ...c6 is played.