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 Post subject: Strange 2nd Move From Black
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:02 am 
I have a problem with progressing after Black's 2nd move in the Queens Pawn opening.

Basically,

d4 d5
c4 Bf5??

What defence/Attack (Bf5) is that for black?

How should white proceeed after Bf5 as that is a strong diagnal for Blacks white Bishop?


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 Post subject: Baltic Defence
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:37 am 
Hi, this is the Baltic Defense popularized by GM Igor Rausis from the Czech Republic.

The following was pasted from the WIKIPEDIA:

"The Baltic Defense or Keres Defense is a chess opening that is characterized by the following moves:

1.d4 d5
2.c4 Bf5
(The similarly-named Baltic Opening is a different opening played by White that begins 1. Nc3.)

The Baltic is an unusual variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined. It has not found widespread acceptance among chess masters, but some world-class players have used it including grandmasters Paul Keres and Alexei Shirov.

In most defenses to the Queen's Gambit Declined, Black has difficulties developing his queen bishop. This opening takes a radical approach to the problem by bringing out the queen bishop immediately.

White has a number of moves in reply to this opening, including 3.Qb3, 3.Nc3, 3.cxd5, 3.e3, and 3.Nf3."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltic_Defense


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 Post subject: Strange 2nd Move From Black
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:10 pm 
Ok is there anywhere on the Internet where there are some examples?

In particular for white!


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 Post subject: anywhere on the Internet where there are Baltic games
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:04 pm 
www.chesslab.com should give you a few samples for free.


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 Post subject: Video Lecture
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:33 pm 
Hi, you can also try Utube where there is a 11 minutes video lecture on the Baltic from the White player perspective.

Greetings

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gTzVz6Wq6Bc&feature=related


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 Post subject: Re: Video Lecture
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:25 pm 
sargentbono wrote:
Hi, you can also try Utube where there is a 11 minutes video lecture on the Baltic from the White player perspective.

Greetings

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gTzVz6Wq6Bc&feature=related


Ah good old Matt Pullen :wink: I'm a subscriber of his, he certainly knows his stuff!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:38 pm 
More about this opening can also be found in the Opening Database of Shredder:
http://www.shredderchess.com/online-che ... abase.html

or in NICBase Online (Opening Database + games)
http://www.newinchess.com/NICBase/Defau ... PageID=400


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 Post subject: Strange 2nd Move From Black
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:37 pm 
I've seen this move quite a bit too, but I've yet to do any research on it. I always end up getting a little frustrated by black's bishop, and I find myself developing my bishop to d3 to trade it out. I know this is bad because I'm initiating a trade of black's bad bishop, but that's what I've been doing. Also, I like developing my queen to c2, which can't be done in this position. Anyway, time to hit the books on this one.


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