Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...d6/3. d4/3...cxd4/4. Nxd4/4...Nf6/5. Nc3/5...a6/6. Bg5/6...e6/7. f4/7...b5/8. e5/8...dxe5/9. fxe5/9...Qc7/10. exf6/10...Qe5+/11. Be2/11...Qxg5/12. 0-0

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Polugaevsky Variation
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnb1kb1r/5ppp/p3pP2/1p4q1/3N4/2N5/PPP1B1PP/R2Q1RK1

Polugaevsky Variation[edit]

Moves : 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 b5 8.e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 10. exf6 Qe5+ 11.Be2 Qxg5 12. 0-0

Black seems to be very undevelopped. Moreover black Queen has moved already three times. In the main line the Queen goes on to impress :

12...Qe5

This move was found and studied by Polugaevsky. Black is threatening 13...Bc5. Besides, Black has two Bishops very powerful. That is why 12...Qe5 is very interesting and the part for Black is not in disadvantage. Of course, Black has to be prudent.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 b5 8. e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 10. exf6 Qe5+ 11. Be2 Qxg5 12. 0-0

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