In the Bg4 Qb3 line, I liked the Ng5 idea. I tried it against my sparring partner and won a good game. When analyzing, he suggested 14...Qd8!? with the idea Ng5 Nh5. I guess this is a novelty and an interesting one ?
The next game he played it, I answered 15.Bg5 but was not convinced. Maybe 15.h3 a6 16.a4 is better ? Then I studied 15.h4 a6 16.g3, in the spirit of the ChessMood course, which is the most promising I guess. The critical line looks like 16...b5 17.a3 Qb6 18.Ng5.
What do you think ?
Thanks a lot,
Thanks for sharing your question, It's so nice to see someone new utilising the forum. In the diagrammed position the Engines love 16.g3 which is okay I guess, but in positions like this and similar ones, if Ng5 is not working I usually try to switch to the 'Plan B'. Plan B involves Ne5 transferring the Queen to h3 (Not possible in the engine g3 line) and looking for opportunities to plough ahead on the Kingside with a later h5, a crude plan admittedly but not easy to meet and totally in the spirit of the position. I have a Model Game in mind and will post it if I can track it down,
Great game Sylvain! I see you got to implement most of the ideas we were discussing :-). By the way I heard that Chess-Stars Publishing is releasing a Repertoire Book soon which is also recommending our 4.Bd3 line of the Exchange Caro. That should be interesting.
This is a very nice question. Up to my records, we should play with h4 after Qd8. The idea as mention g3 - kg2 - rh1 trying to open the h file.
If after h4 black plays Nh5 then Bg5 move is coming.
Yeah, it's a good one.