Originally posted by KnightStalker47
[pgn]1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. h3 Bxf3 6. Qxf3 e5 [/pgn]
No one has mentioned this yet, so i will dive in. Playing ..c6 here is probably the best move in my opinion. Black would love to play ..Bg7 or ..Nd7 here, but there is the unpleasant problem that white can play e5 and try and win the pawn on b7.
..c6 is a very flexible move as it gives blacks Queen a route out onto the Queenside and it also defuses whites e5 idea. It also prevents whites Knight from ever coming to d5, which removes all of the problems we have seen in earlier analysis.
It is also strategically sound. Black has just given up his white bishop, placing pawns on white squares is logical as black will need to try and restrict whites white square control... 🙂
All in all, black is doing just fine. All the pieces have squares to move to and it is hard for white to really disrupt blacks development..
(EDIT: White might be tempted to play e5 anyway here, but after ..dxe5 dxe5 ..Nd5 Nxd5 ..Qxd5 we are just exchanging into a totally level position which, as black we are just fine with...)