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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Scotch Game - trebled pawns

Hi Steve

In response to your comment, instead of 9. .. Nf6 - I thought he could play Be6 with the intention of pushing the pawn onto c4. This could give Black some good counter-play and become a real hindrance for White! Black has successfully reduced the scope of White's bishop along the f1-a6 diagonal by doing this - however White could develop the Bishop on g2, after g3 eyeing the pawn on c6 which is vulnerable to attack and also preparing f4 ... !?

Actually, in the game I was afraid of the c5 pawn reaching c4 hence I think in hindsight that it would have been better to play an immediate 9. c4 ... (Your idea looks good though)

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