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... Bc5 isn't your only option. Both MCO-13 and ECO C[55] (1981) list 4. ... Be7 as the main continuation. In the notes, ECO has h6 as an option, or d5, transposing to a line in the Bishop's opening (C24), after 5. exd5 Nxd5.


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[fen ""] [Event "Ding Liren - Giri"] [Site "Wenzhou CHN"] [Date "2017.08.09"] [EventDate "2017.08.08"] [Round "2"] [Result "0-1"] [White "Ding Liren"] [Black "Anish Giri"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2772"] [PlyCount "90&...


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https://old.chesstempo.com/game-database.html Nxe4 has a 100% win score from that position based on players 2200 up to 2400 at 2500 - 2700 BC5 has best results although about 9% worse than whites result what level is your opponents at ? Personally I play BC5 and gladly let the Max Lange happen. You might want to memorize that one if you let them play that ...


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Black could castle, but that doesn't make the king any safer! White could follow with f5 0-0 Qd2, threatening both f6 and Bh6. Anyway even if Black could castle that doesn't make f5 a bad move (the only downside being the e5 square becoming a bit weak)


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