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  1. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    22 Jan '09 19:13
    Hello all,

    I've always enjoyed this line for White:

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Nfd7 12. Ne4 h6 13. Bh4 Qxa2 14. Rd1 Qd5 15. Qe3 Qxe5 16. Be2 Bc5 17. Bg3 Bxd4 18. Rxd4 Qa5+ 19. Rd2 0-0 20. Bd6

    Does anyone know what the latest theoretical verdict is on this line. Normally Black just let's White take on f8 and plays 20...Nc6. I know Wesley So just won a game in this line recently, but it looks like Black basically wanted to lose. Anyone know what's up in this position?
  2. 22 Jan '09 19:25
    Sorry, wish I could help.

    All I know about the Posioned Pawn is from looking at a Fischer-Spassky game.

    Also, I have a video where Walter Browne says that white can force a draw in a key variation.

    After that, I figured it wasn't worth all the trouble.
  3. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    22 Jan '09 19:31
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    Sorry, wish I could help.

    All I know about the Posioned Pawn is from looking at a Fischer-Spassky game.

    Also, I have a video where Walter Browne says that white can force a draw in a key variation.

    After that, I figured it wasn't worth all the trouble.
    You may want to update your thoughts on this line! Anand and Radjabov think it's worth their time.
  4. 22 Jan '09 19:52
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    You may want to update your thoughts on this line! Anand and Radjabov think it's worth their time.
    Nah

    I try not to keep up with modern trends too much.

    They are always changing !!!

    Besides, I'm never gonna meet Anand or the other guy over the board.
  5. 22 Jan '09 19:56
    Give me a second rate defense that no amateur has the lines memorised to, and I am a happy man.
  6. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    22 Jan '09 20:03
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    Give me a second rate defense that no amateur has the lines memorised to, and I am a happy man.
    Wimp.
  7. 22 Jan '09 20:04
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    Wimp.
    he he


    While your facing the Yugoslav attack, I'm clipping pawns with two movers. LOL
  8. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    22 Jan '09 20:11
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    he he


    While your facing the Yugoslav attack, I'm clipping pawns with two movers. LOL
    I'm okay with that. I'm so twisted that I prefer to see the Yugoslav Attack! At least I know the game won't be equal, it will be unclear, and I'll probably get to sac and exchange on c3. Besides, you ever play a game as fun as this one?

    Game 4683358

    The moves were nearly forced from 22-39! RAWWWWRRRRRRRR! How twisted is 22...Rxc2!? Probably my favorite / best game...
  9. 22 Jan '09 23:31
    I don't recommend playing the Poisoned Pawn...if you know it you just might get banned.
  10. 23 Jan '09 02:55
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    I'm okay with that. I'm so twisted that I prefer to see the Yugoslav Attack! At least I know the game won't be equal, it will be unclear, and I'll probably get to sac and exchange on c3. Besides, you ever play a game as fun as this one?

    Game 4683358

    The moves were nearly forced from 22-39! RAWWWWRRRRRRRR! How twisted is 22...Rxc2!? Probably my favorite / best game...
    The first time I looked at that game I was in shock. hehe
    I had to do a double take.
    That is an amazing tactical game. It's not just that though.
    You also used great precision in the ending.

    Well Played
    Handshake

    By the way, T-Chex is no slouch either, so that makes it more nice.
  11. Standard member Alzheimer
    A brain like a sieve
    23 Jan '09 16:44
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    Hello all,

    I've always enjoyed this line for White:

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Nfd7 12. Ne4 h6 13. Bh4 Qxa2 14. Rd1 Qd5 15. Qe3 Qxe5 16. Be2 Bc5 17. Bg3 Bxd4 18. Rxd4 Qa5+ 19. Rd2 0-0 20. Bd6

    Does anyone know what the latest theoretical verdict is on this lin ...[text shortened]... ly, but it looks like Black basically wanted to lose. Anyone know what's up in this position?
    In my database white is leading 9-8 with a few draws.
    I mean the main problem for Black is that his pieces are not coordinated and white’s problem is that the King is still in the middle. I guess from a CC point of view the position is better for black. BUT if you are confronted with this line in OTB chess I guess it is quite tricky for black to find the right moves.

    1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Nfd7 12. Ne4 h6 13. Bh4 Qxa2 14. Rd1 Qd5 15. Qe3 Qxe5 16. Be2 Bc5 17. Bg3 Bxd4 18. Rxd4 Qa5+ 19. Rd2 0-0 20. Bd6

    Anand – van Wely: 20...Nc6 21.Bxf8 Nxf8
    Shirov – Guliyev: 20...Nc6 21.0-0 f5

    Probably best response is from the game: Thorhallsson – Blomqvist: 20...Rd8 ( I personally think the right response)

    P.S.: I don’t play this opening at all, just thought I share some “wisdom”!!!