Kasparov played 2. c3 in his match against Deep Blue. If I recall properly, that was the game where DB sacrificed a pawn in the late middlegame.
@Pi_Addict111 said in #11:
> Kasparov played 2. c3 in his match against Deep Blue. If I recall properly, that was the game where DB sacrificed a pawn in the late middlegame.
Playing for fun & playing for money or reputation are different. I dont think what GMs play has much to do with what the rest of us should play. We play for fun and hope to improve so interesting losses are also valuable.
@mrbasso said in #5:
> Against the recommended line in the books you can sacrifice a pawn for full compensation according to Stockfish.
> You can study this master game: lichess.org/dJLBSf46. black will usually mess up quickly like here.
> If black plays h5 instead of Bh5 you certainly don't take the bishop. You also sacrifice a pawn with d4 followed by Nd2 and Qe2 after Ne5.
I need to spend some time on that position. Looking at it casually, I dont see compensation. If I can understand why it's there it would be an interesting line vs Scandi's . - Bill
There is compensation. After 10...Nf6 Re1 Nxf3+ Nxf3 and probably followed by Ne5 and after 10...e6 Bxb7+ followed by Nb3 and Bf4. White has a lead in development.
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Sicilian - antisicilian
Scandinavian - just chase his queen and develop with a tempo
Zuckertort you mean what to play after 1. Nf3 as black? You can't do much about it. Probably 1...c5 or d5.
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