French Rubinstein Negi’s 6.Bd3
Today I was still slogging away on the French Defense The Solid Rubinstein 2nd ed(Russell Enterprises 2018)
The Negi recommendation 6.Bd3 is one of the big lines(if not the biggest) that defenders will likely face. Langrock gives the following Meier game as a key way to manage the defense but I still had some unanswered questions
French Rubinstein 6.Bd3 c5
Paskturneringen Open 2015 rd7
Black must be ready for the Negi idea 15.Bh4, with the idea of 15.Bg3. Black is slightly behind in development but has no immediate weaknesses.
The game was agreed drawn at this point but it was not so obvious why(looks equal but still could be played out). White has a queenside majority and Black’s king is open so there are many checking opportunities
Not all my questions were answered in today’s checking but it will have to do.