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

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

rnb1kb1r/5ppp/p3pP2/1p4q1/3N4/2N5/PPP1B1PP/R2QK2R

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 Qe5+ 11. Be2 Qxg5

White can be aggressive by 12. Bf3 or 12. fxg7 but the white King would be not in security. That is why, in the main line White prefers to avoid a position too complicated: 12. 0-0 (main line)

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 Qe5+ 11. Be2 Qxg5

12
Main line 0-0
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Qd3
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Bf3
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fxg7
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