French Defense - Exchange Variation

(1) French Defense - Exchange Variation [C01]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 French Defense, Exchange Variation. 4.Bd3 [ 4.Nf3 ; 4.Nc3 ; 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd3 0-0 7.Nge2 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.0-0 Nb6 10.Bb3 Re8 11.Bg5 h6 12.Bh4 Be6 13.d5 Bf5 14.a4 Nbd7 15.Nd4 Bh7 16.Ne6 Qb8 17.Rc1 a6 18.Re1 Bd6 19.Qd4 Qa7 20.Qd2 fxe6 21.dxe6 Nc5 22.Bc2 Be7 23.Bxf6 Bxf6 24.Nd5 Bg5 25.Bxh7+ Kxh7 26.Qc2+ Kh8 27.Qxc5 Bxc1 28.Qxc1 Rad8 29.Nf4 Qd4 30.Qxc7 Qb4 31.Kf1 Qxb2 32.Qf7 Qf6 33.h4 Rxe6 34.Qxe6 Qxf4 35.Qe7 Rf8 36.Qc5 Kg8 37.g3 Qxa4 38.Qd5+ Kh8 39.Qxb7 Qb5+ 40.Qxb5 axb5 41.Re7 Rb8 42.Ke1 b4 43.Kd1 b3 44.Kc1 Rc8+ 45.Kb1 Rc2 46.Rf7 Re2 47.h5 Kg8 48.Rf5 b2 49.g4 Rd2 50.f3 Rh2 51.Ka2 g6 52.hxg6 Kg7 53.Kb1 Kxg6 54.Ka2 Ashley,M-De Firmian,N/Mermaid Beach Club 1997 (9)/1/2] 4...Bd6 5.c3 Nc6 [ 5...c6 6.Ne2 Ne7 7.Bf4 0-0 8.0-0 Bf5 9.Bxd6 Qxd6 10.Ng3 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 Nd7 12.Nd2 Draw, Hort-Petrosian, Hastings 1977/78.] 6.Nf3 [ 6.Qf3 Nf6 7.h3 0-0 8.Ne2 Re8 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Be3 Ne4! 11.Bxe4 dxe4 12.Qxe4 Nb4! 13.Kd1 Nd5 14.Nf4 Nxe3+ 15.fxe3 Bd6 16.Qf3 c5 Malaniuk-Psakhis, Moscow 1983.] 6...Nge7 7.0-0 Bg4 8.Re1 Qd7 9.Nbd2 0-0 [ 9...0-0-0 leads to a sharper game.] 10.h3 Bf5= *

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