Wednesday, September 24, 2008

English Novel

Why not 3. ... f5?

IM Emory Tate has annotated the opening of the game in which he beat FM Michael Lee of the Seattle Sluggers last week. I guess 3. ... f5 is something of a novelty in this position, though I gather it has been played before in master competition. In any case, it worked for Emory.

Go here to see the game, and feel free to add your own comments, kibitzing, and additional annotation.

Position after 3. ... f5!?

1 comment:

Greg Shahade said...

...d5 is a known idea, although its tough to find it at the board if you don't know it. Because of this I believe that 5.e3 is simply a mistake and that 5.d3 is a bit more accurate.