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Today I played against an FM (blitz 2406) and he played 9...Bb4 here:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.h4 Qe6 9.Nd2 Bb4
I not sure whether we covered this line. My reaction in the game was 10.c3 Ba5 11.g3 0-0 12.Bh3 Qe7 13.0-0 d6 Here I blundered missing the discovered attack on my B on h3.
Was 10. c3 good or was a3 better?
N.B. This is my first post on the forum. There is always a first time!!
I am currently viewing this course and enjoying it so far and would like to offer the suggestion of renaming it Attacking the Petroff Defense, instead of simply the Petroff Defense which is a bit dull. Also please cover the following line relevant to the course which has been neglected in the DVD's and Books i've seen and read on the topic: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qd2 Be6 9.0-0-0 Bxa2?! or !?
Easy win against an NM in online play (5+8). Out of book after 10.Qxf3, I found 11.0-0-0 and 12.Nc6, which was all it took. My opponent was clearly struggling, spending much time from move 3.
I'm worried that our French repertoire won't hold up against prepared players in OTB games, but it's definitely a good surprise weapon.
PS: One game earlier, I killed the same opponent in the Sicilian Grand Prix attack. :-)
There was a Survey in Chessbase Magazine 178 featuring our Pet Line, and among the analysed games was one highlighting a problematic move-order for us:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 dxe4 4.Bxe4 Nf6 5.Bf3 c5 6.Ne2 Be7! This unassuming little sixth move is quite an annoying finesse against our line, and not even the variation's greatest specialist Vladimir Onischuk has been able to find a convincing answer. Black's idea is to defer the capture on d4 until a better moment, while at the same time limiting White's attacking options as you will see.
I had been aware of this problem line since 2017, the year of the article, but quickly forgot about it since the Tarrasch was and is my main weapon against the French. However, motivated by our course, I was planning to surprise an upcoming opponent with the 3.Bd3 variation, until checking my files refreshed my memory.
Since 2017 the line continues to score well for Black at all levels, so we the ChessMood family must rise to the occasion and find a way to reverse that trend :-)
Here is the game from the Survey with the authors notes in both English and German:
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8 h4-f6 9 c4-Ba6 10 Rh3-fxe5 11 Bg5-Nf6! 12 Re3-0-0-0 13 Ra3 what about 13...-Bb7
14 Rxa7 and now Qb4 (Qe6 is unclear if black improves on a game of Cheparinov)
15 Nc3-Qb6 (maybe d5TN is even beter) and black is fine in Darini-Sibashvili 2018
how can white improve (maybe 13 Nd2