Hungarian Attack (5. Bf4) is the main option in this opening line. The game often follows 5… O-O 6. Rc1, where 6… c5 is a reasonable alternative to a more common 6… dxc4. Against the latter option, move 7. e3 leads to quiet positions, while 7. e4 can easily get a forced character.
Burille Variation (5. e3) is a modest and solid option, thus we recommend it for club level players and also for beginners. Players of White have tried many continuations after 5… O-O, namely 6. cxd5, 6. Be2 and 6. Bd2. White’s setup, though unambitious, is a hard nut to crack.
[Diagram: Black to Move] It seems that White has a good counterplay on the queenside, while his Knight and dark-squared Bishop are doing a good job defending the King. Still, Black has the means to get a big edge – can you see how?
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