Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Noah's Ark on the Kingside?

In the previous post, I mentioned the silly trap 1.e4 c5 2.Bb5?! a6 3.Ba4?? b5 4.Bb3 c4 and Black wins a piece. As you can see from the game below, the mirror image of this on the kingside is also a trap - but for Black! Pushing all the pawns in front of your king is dangerous!


GreenCastle said...

I used to play this anti-Dutch for White but I have struggled after 4.Bg3 Nf6. I would say 4.Bg3 is kind of a cheapo... 4.e4 Nf6 5.e5 leads to interesting tactical play.

Frederick said...

I agree that White has a hard time proving any advantage if Black plays a sane fourth move (4...Nf6, 4...Bg7, 4...d6) after 4.Bg3. After 2...h6, the modern 3.Bf4! may be a better try, forgoing the trap and intending to meet 3...g5?! with 4.Be5!