TWIC 1296 Sicilian Taimanov
Keeping up with Pavlidis and The Sicilian Taimaov
Taimanov Sicilian 9.Nxc6(B48)
TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2019 Rd8.1
The 9.Nxc6 line is a sideline compared to the main 9-Na4 complex. After 12..cxd5(Diagram)
White played the rare 13.Bd4 a5(The Pavlidis novelty) White sprang the new idea 14.Rf3(a rook lift with the simple idea of attacking on the kingside, but not considered by Pavlidis). In the sharp play that followed, this position was reached
Black has two pawns for the exchange but the Rf8 is not doing much and the d7-pawn is under attack
What do you recommend for Black?