So a good preparation is crucial, especially when playing sharp opening.
That's why I consider today one of these inferior, but very hard to beat sidelines in the Euwe defense.
1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bg5 Nc6 (diagram)
My silicon assistant kindly suggests 4 options :
a/ 7.Bb5 (diagram)
...a2/ 7...Bd7 8.d5 exd5 9.Nxd5 (=)
...a3/ 7...a6 8.Bxc6+ bxc6 9.Ne5 (=)
...a4/ 7...Bd6 8.00 (=)
b/ 7.Ne4 (diagram)
c/ 7.Bd3 (diagram)
d/ 7.Qd2 (diagram)
So I believe the simple 8.Bb5 is strongest. Black can force a small advantage after 7...Be7. But I will cover that in a later blog.
So we see these so called bad moves are not that bad at all !