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[FEN ""]    
  1. e4             e5            
  2. Nf3            Nc6            
  3. Bc4            Bc5           
  4. c3             Nf6          
  5. d4             exd4
  6. e5

I've faced this line as black a couple of times. Unfortunately all I know about this line comes from Burgess's The Mammoth Book of Chess, where he treats this in a couple of linessentences: he says it can be highly effective at club level, and that black needs to find the counter-thrust 6...d5 to get a satisfactory position.

My question is, what does black do after 6...d5 7. Bb3? One of my opponents confidently played that against me. I was out of book, played 7...Ng4, and he developed a strong initiative. Now that I check the position with an engine, the engine suggests 7...Ne4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Nxd2 10.Nbxd2 Bg4 and evaluates as a very small advantage to black. However engine analysis is just a bunch of lines, not very human-comprehensible.

Can anyone familiar with this line give me some pointers on how to treat this position?

[FEN ""]    
  1. e4             e5            
  2. Nf3            Nc6            
  3. Bc4            Bc5           
  4. c3             Nf6          
  5. d4             exd4
  6. e5

I've faced this line as black a couple of times. Unfortunately all I know about this line comes from Burgess's The Mammoth Book of Chess, where he treats this in a couple of lines: he says it can be highly effective at club level, and that black needs to find the counter-thrust 6...d5 to get a satisfactory position.

My question is, what does black do after 6...d5 7. Bb3? One of my opponents confidently played that against me. I was out of book, played 7...Ng4, and he developed a strong initiative. Now that I check the position with an engine, the engine suggests 7...Ne4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Nxd2 10.Nbxd2 Bg4 and evaluates as a very small advantage to black. However engine analysis is just a bunch of lines, not very human-comprehensible.

Can anyone familiar with this line give me some pointers on how to treat this position?

[FEN ""]    
  1. e4             e5            
  2. Nf3            Nc6            
  3. Bc4            Bc5           
  4. c3             Nf6          
  5. d4             exd4
  6. e5

I've faced this line as black a couple of times. Unfortunately all I know about this line comes from Burgess's The Mammoth Book of Chess, where he treats this in a couple of sentences: he says it can be highly effective at club level, and that black needs to find the counter-thrust 6...d5 to get a satisfactory position.

My question is, what does black do after 6...d5 7. Bb3? One of my opponents confidently played that against me. I was out of book, played 7...Ng4, and he developed a strong initiative. Now that I check the position with an engine, the engine suggests 7...Ne4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Nxd2 10.Nbxd2 Bg4 and evaluates as a very small advantage to black. However engine analysis is just a bunch of lines, not very human-comprehensible.

Can anyone familiar with this line give me some pointers on how to treat this position?

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The Giuoco Piano after 4.c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. e5

[FEN ""]    
  1. e4             e5            
  2. Nf3            Nc6            
  3. Bc4            Bc5           
  4. c3             Nf6          
  5. d4             exd4
  6. e5

I've faced this line as black a couple of times. Unfortunately all I know about this line comes from Burgess's The Mammoth Book of Chess, where he treats this in a couple of lines: he says it can be highly effective at club level, and that black needs to find the counter-thrust 6...d5 to get a satisfactory position.

My question is, what does black do after 6...d5 7. Bb3? One of my opponents confidently played that against me. I was out of book, played 7...Ng4, and he developed a strong initiative. Now that I check the position with an engine, the engine suggests 7...Ne4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Nxd2 10.Nbxd2 Bg4 and evaluates as a very small advantage to black. However engine analysis is just a bunch of lines, not very human-comprehensible.

Can anyone familiar with this line give me some pointers on how to treat this position?