Thematic Beefeater defense


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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-26)
Thematic : Beefeater defense

The new waiting list for next - 16th - thematic tournament is open...

Beefeater defense : 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 f5

Lines with 6.e4 are particularly interesting...

Benjamin Aldag    (2006-09-27 23:19:09)
WOW !!!!

This opening is one of my favorit openings !!!

Thank you for this ! You can find some good lines at wikichess by me ;-)


Ilmars Cirulis    (2006-09-30 15:25:13)
Can I play it with white?...

... against Benjamin Aldag. It is one of his favorit openings, but I think it's good for white. (: Cirulis.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-30 15:30:52)
Re: Can I play it with white?...

According to the waiting list distribution, that's the case: you'll play it with White against Benjamin.

Ilmars Cirulis    (2006-09-30 15:37:29)

It will be nice game!

Benjamin Aldag    (2006-09-30 15:57:58)
e4-Line !

The e4-Line is the only line, which gives white the possibility of an clear advantage. All other lines are really bad for white. The point of this opening is, to have with the black color good knights versus a bad bishop-pair of white. Roman Dzindzihasvili is the founder of this Defense and i think, "Beefeater" is not the right name. I call it "Dzindzi-Indian-Defense". There are many interesting lines and some of them, transpose the game to other openings (Pirc, Sicilian-Dragon, Kings-Indian etc.). The move 5...f5 was played to prevent black of 6.e4, but 6.e4! is the best move, white can play. I've played last year in Litomysl in a Simultan versus GM Sergey Movsesian this "Dzindzi-Indian-Defense". Sergey played 6.h4?! and after 15 moves, we draw the game. The Dzindzi-Indian-Defense is an easy to learn opening and i've got good results with it in many tourneys. Last time i've saw this Defense at the Chess-Olympic, played by players around 2400-2500. 6.e4! is the best move, but many many players don't know it and the possibility for black, to get a good result in a game is very high. I can say, i know all variations about this opening and this thematic tournament will be my first tourney here, where i will not use computer-assistence. Its funny to see, that an Engine (Rybka,Fritz etc.) dont understand the ideas behind this defense and without an opening-book, engines dont see that 6.e4! is the only way, to get an advantage.

I luv Dzindzi-Indian-Defense


Ilmars Cirulis    (2006-09-30 23:06:46)

Hi, Thibault. What about new feature - theoretical matches. Example. One [A] think - in the line white wins, another [B] - it's drawish. [A] plays 6 games with white pieces against [B]. I'm OK to wait a year or two. :D For example, I think - 6.e4 is drawish. :D :D Yes, I know. I am thinking too much. :D Cirulis

Ilmars Cirulis    (2006-09-30 23:42:57)
i'm thinking too much...

It's true. :( Now, after some analyses, I think that 6.e4 is one of the stronger moves. Maybe I must keep silence few days. :|

Ilmars Cirulis    (2006-09-30 23:58:40)

It is unstable balance - draw/white wins. I don't know. Aaargh. Chess is awful game. Cirulis