# 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

< 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
Polugaevsky Variation
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnb1kb1r/2q2ppp/p3pP2/1p4B1/3N4/2N5/PPP3PP/R2QKB1R

# Polugaevsky Variation

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

Now Black has a logical move which explains the move 9...Qc7:

10...Qe5+

Indeed, after this move Black will capture a figure : Bishop (in the main line) or a Knight. So, the material will be recovered.

## Theory table

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

10
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Qe5+
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