Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thaler - West @ "Contre Gambit Philidor"

At Contre Gambit Philidor, Frederic Fournier prefers 7...Nf6, instead of my 7...Qd6 against NM Michael Thaler. Fritz8 evaluates both moves as equal for Black. After 7...Nf6, White can force a draw by 8.Nf7 Qe7 9.O-O Rg8 10.Ng5 Rh8 11.Nf7, etc. The move 7...Qd6 keeps the game alive.