[Comment "auto-generated from "]
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[PlyCount "20"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 e6 4. Qc2 Nf6 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 {In
general I think that the knight is best on c3 in this position, the problem
being that c4 hangs sometimes.�� Black basically has 3 plans: 1) play ...Ne4
and ...f5 with a Stonewall, 2) play ...b6 and ...Bb7, or 3) play ...b6 and ...
Ba6 to target c4.�� A fourth plan is to play ...b5, but nevermind that for
purposes of choosing the 8th move.} 8. Nbd2 {prevents 8...Ne4 with a Stonewall
setup.�� However, my feeling is that the knight would rather be on c3--if you
can get it there in time.} (8. Bf4 $6 {in this exact position doesn't make
much sense and is very unpopular.�� It makes more sense for this position to
arise by transposition when the bishop was lured to d2 by a check on b4.}) (8.
Rd1 b6 (8... Ne4 9. b3 f5 10. Ba3) 9. b3 Bb7 10. Nc3 $1 {is good for White I
think, i.e.} Rc8 11. e4 c5 12. exd5 exd5 13. Bb2 dxc4 14. d5 $1 {shows one big
advantage of having the knight on c3 instead of d2.}) (8. b3 {is the other way
to wait and see where the bishop develops.} b6 9. Rd1 {Black should really go}
Ba6 $1 {to stop the knight from going to c3 so easily, i.e.} 10. Nbd2 Rc8 11.
e4 c5 12. exd5 exd5 {and Black is pretty close to equal.}) 8... b6 {and now
White must rush with} 9. e4 $1 ({a slower buildup doesn't work well now with
the knight on d2 because it doesn't control d5.�� Just one line:} 9. Rd1 Bb7 10.
b3 Rc8 11. e4 c5 12. exd5 exd5 13. Bb2 dxc4 14. Nxc4 b5 {Black is fine.}) 9...
Bb7 10. e5 Ne8 {White probably has a slight edge} *