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Old 2014-01-23, 02:14   #13
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[QUOTE=cheesehead;365123]we can pile pressure on c4 (N-e4-d6, Bd2 and Ne3[/quote]One tempo faster, after Ra2 protects the b-pawn, is N-f2-e4-d6 with no B move required. (The N/d2 already attacks c4, so doesn't need to move for that purpose.)

That doesn't mean we don't have to carefully consider our Q-side pawn situation all through future deliberations. But Nf2 makes Rfb1 a reasonable one-tempo alternative to consider.
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