Move 11. Bf4 is covered in our Line 314, while equally popular 11. Bd2 is the main topic of this opening line. After the usual 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O, Black can transpose to Line 312 with 12… Qc7, or try a sideline by opting for 12… Bd6.
Black has also an interesting possibility in 11… a5, with the idea Bb4, which typically leads to positions with roughly equal chances.
[Diagram: White to Move] G. Kamsky – Y. Seirawan, Saint Louis 2012. White pieces are aiming at the poorly protected black King. How can White gain a decisive edge?
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