James Coleman wrote:Only had time to look at the opening - I'm not keen on 5.f3 much to be honest. If that's the best White has, it would seem to me that 4.Be3 is dodgy - it's not clear what it does there that it's not doing on c1.
Paul Cooksey wrote:But here, black is probably going to have to play h4 as well. Urgh. If you want to be offbeat in the advance caro-kann, 3...Qb6 (Speelman occasionally back in the day) and 3...a6 (Karpov and Podgaets not keen on it, but say it is a serious idea) are both better in my opinion.
Richard Bates wrote:3...h5 is about as logical a move as 1.h4. Hope that helps.
Dan O'Dowd wrote:Richard Bates wrote:3...h5 is about as logical a move as 1.h4. Hope that helps.
This is about as far from constructive as it gets. I was asking for criticisms of my subsequent play, related to positional understanding, which caused me to get into worse positions. My opponent may have made bad moves, but I still have to learn how to exploit them. Remember Richard, we 140 players are human
Re: James, Be3 is designed to take the sting out of a potential early ...c5. I looked in my database and found most people playing Bd3, it was a case of crossed logic as to rejecting this which I now understand. Be3 is common in situations in the Bayonet itself where Black is meant to play ...c5 but doesn't. As Roger said, it also prefaces a Short attack setup, and seemed most flexible
So is there any more constructive feedback on the positional elements of the game after the opening?
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