45 ( +1 | -1 ) My blitz experienceon the Trompowsky is that I usually lose as white. And I really wonder why. I do like the Trompowsky Attack though, but black seems to get a good game against it.
The main line f3 move by white to push back the e4 black knight slows down the KS castling for white by a great deal. Anyone has any experience with that ?
123 ( +1 | -1 ) Tromp ActivistPeople, people why are you doing this to my favorite and winning opening variation?? OK i will give you a few pointers:
1.d4 Nf6 Bg5 (Why did someone ask "late castle" rather obvious isnt it you are developping the queenside first!) and now:
2...e6 3.e4! -c5 e5 h6 Bc1 += 2...d5 Bxf6 exf6 (gxf6 c4 dxc4 e4 hodgson) e3+g3 Bg2 Ne2 Nd2 c4 etc etc 2...Ne4!? Bf4 (Bh4 is considered bad nowadays) c5 f3 Qa5+ (Nf6 dxc5! += better sicilian) c3 Nf6 d5 Qb6 Bc1 e6 c4 exd5 cxd5 and now the modern ben-oni setup which is better for white in view of the tempo gain Na3-c4 or c4!? against which I had white against IM Paragua (2500) in some blitz tourny just e3 Bc5 Kf2 (still theory guys) 0-0!!? the old main line is better for white e.g. d6 Ne2 Nbd7 Nc3 Ne5 Na4+= so after 0-0 Qb3 Qd8 and now I played the idea Ne2 Re1 Nc3 Neg3 Ne4 after which I was winning easily but later lost on time trouble (plz notice that I was completely drunk while playing this;) but i rest my case I is good for white
2...c5! now d5 Qb6 Nc3 with a difficult position or Bxf6! gxf6 d5 Qb6 Qc1 and now Bg7 (Bh6? e3 f5 c4! f4? exf4 Bxf4 Qxf4!! Qxb2 Ne2 Qxa1 Nc3! Qb2 d6+- Hodgson-van der wiel so Bg7 and now g3 f5 c3 Bg7 Bg2 Nd7 (Na6?! Nh3-f4-h5 with Nd7-f6 he covers h5) Nh3 0-0 (h5 has been played) Nf4 etc. the plan is to pressurize f5 by playing a4 Na3-c4-e3 Qc2 Rd1 against e6 break (note that the pawn gain with exd5 usually isnt that a big deal because after white wins his pawn back f7 and f5 will be weak.