upon further analysis i think, given that move sequence black has a slight edge. I am in my Observatory and the drive system is giving me trouble. I am trying to image one of Jupiter's moons passing in front of the planet and I'm a little distracted.. So yes,after Bg7 black has slightly the better of it. But the difference is so small. And this should not be. White by virtue of the first move should stand better. I suggest you ask caknight to corroborate this though. He is very strong.
| I don't see it...
... and I believe I should. I certainly would like to! Please, could you elaborate a bit on how you reach that conclusion?
| mostly intuition
in all variations Black has a fine game. His pieces will have (if developed properly) excellent nodes of communication. His center has not been committed and that gives black a certain flexibility. The position reminds me somewhat of a Sicilian dragon. But as i said..its more of a intuitive reasoning rather then a tangible calculus. i would rather have the black position then the white if i had a choice. I made the mistake of thinking at first that it was whites move. I saw immediately a straight forward tactical way of proceeding. If you ask me how i would continue as black now i would say 1.Develop all forces quickly and contest the center. While keeping an eye to opening the c-file for flank operations. 2.Or if your style is to attack the white king, then it can be said that the black King is much more secure then the white King. I hope this helps..BC