Does anyone play the Spanish opening exchange various 4. Bxc6?

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Re: Does anyone play the Spanish opening exchange various 4. Bxc6?

Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:50 pm

"5...f6 6 d4 is commonly seen."

I played 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 then 5.Bxc6 (The delayed exchange) so take out the f6 defence.

" 3.....Bc5 and even 3......f5 for the adventurous."

You can fly the Bird with 3...Nd4 or 'pin the ghost of a Knight' with 3...Bb4



Which, funnily enough, I have never tried.

I have however in blitz played 3...Nb4 a few times



And once and once only has someone played 4.Nxe4 Qg5! and the fun begins.

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Re: Does anyone play the Spanish opening exchange various 4. Bxc6?

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:10 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote: I can only remember one time ever facing 4 Bxc6 in well over a decade of playing 1 ... e5 exclusively.
I've had a fair few: I used to play 5...Qd6 against 5 O-O. I've met 5 d4 twice and made no real progress against it at all.
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Re: Does anyone play the Spanish opening exchange various 4. Bxc6?

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:56 am

3... Ke7 seems to be Black's worst reply, although 3...Nce7 runs it close.

I have long thought 1 e4 e5 2 Qh5 Ke7??? is the worst possible actual legal move in chess.

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Re: Does anyone play the Spanish opening exchange various 4. Bxc6?

Post by CliveHill » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:00 pm

But 3 ... Nf6 4.d3 Ne7 is worth a punt against non-Exchange players!

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Re: Does anyone play the Spanish opening exchange various 4. Bxc6?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:10 pm

CliveHill wrote:But 3 ... Nf6 4.d3 Ne7 is worth a punt against non-Exchange players!
I've sat next to this and people do fall into it.

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Re: Does anyone play the Spanish opening exchange various 4. Bxc6?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:12 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:3... Ke7 seems to be Black's worst reply, although 3...Nce7 runs it close.
Quite a few examples of the latter in databases, including a few Black wins!
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