1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Qf6!?
I prefer this over the main lines 5....,f6 and 5....,Bg4 yet it is seldom played.Why?What are it's drawbacks?
The most natural continuation seems to me 6.d4,exd4 7.Bg5 but that doesn't seem to score very well.
Here's a trap,if it can be classified as such,white fell into in the one game I have used it onhere.
Position after 13 moves,white continued 14.a3,Bxc3 15.Nxc3? to avoid having his queenside pawns wrecked.Looks normal enough but black had a threat.
15....,h4 with the knight on e2 gone the bishop has no squares left!