[Comment "auto-generated from "]
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2013.09.11"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Missing nuance in Watsons"]
[Black "A strategic rep"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A65"]
[PlyCount "24"]
[EventDate "2013.06.06"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. h3 Bg7 8. Bd3 a6
$5 {This move connected with 9...Nbd7 and delaying castling can lead to some
important nuances.} (8... O-O {is clearly the most natural and the only move
given by Watson here. He is following his own game against Yermolisnky in
Chicago 2003 which went:} 9. Bg5 h6 10. Be3 Nbd7 11. Nf3 Re8 12. O-O a6 13. a4
g5 (13... c4 {is BTW also worth noting:, although it lead to an uphill battle
for black in this game:} 14. Bc2 Qc7 15. Qd2 Kh7 16. Rfe1 Nc5 17. Bd4 Bd7 18.
e5 dxe5 19. Bxe5 Qd8 20. Bd4 Rxe1+ 21. Rxe1 Rc8 22. Ne5 Be8 23. Nxc4 Bxa4 24.
Nxa4 Nxa4 25. Bxa4 Rxc4 26. Bb3 Rc8 27. Qf4 Nxd5 28. Qxf7 Rc7 29. Qxd5 Qxd5 30.
Bxd5 Bxd4 31. b3 Kg7 32. g3 Rd7 33. Be6 Re7 34. Rd1 Rxe6 35. Rxd4 {
1/2-1/2 Kizov,A (2427)-Minic,M (2165)/Bar SCG 2006/The Week in Chess 594}) 14.
Re1 g4 15. hxg4 Nxg4 16. Bf4 {And here he played: 16...Qf6. But maybe 16...
Nde5 is more logical since black has the control over e5 square and its not so
sure where the queen belongs yet?.}) 9. a4 Nbd7 10. Bg5 {
This is in the spirit of the book.} (10. Nf3 {and after:} Nh5 {we got a direct
transposition to the Wojtazsek variation. This is not covered by Watson,
naturally enough. But according to my (not totally updated) database(s), 10.
Nf3 is the only move played this far.}) (10. Bf4 {
doesent seem to have any sting since it can be answered by:} Nh5 $1 {
and the pd6 is kind of tabu due to:} 11. Bxd6 $2 Qb6 {
with more than adequate initiative for the pawn.}) 10... h6 11. Be3 {Again the 
book`s  choice.   But here instead of 11...0-0 ( which might be okay also)
there is the move:} (11. Bh4 {seems worse and can be met by:} g5 12. Bg3 Qe7 {
and there is not so much to complain about as black here.}) 11... Ne5 {
which guarantes nuances. If white plays:} 12. Nf3 {then:} (12. Be2 {and:}) (12.
Bc2 {are the alternatives, but both of them are wasting more time.}) 12... Nfd7
{means that black is going to swap off a piece and feel a little better. 
White might still have an edge, but this possibility ( 8...a6, with 9...Nbd7
to follow) seems very playable with the black pieces.} *