Schiller on the Keres Variation

Schiller's recommendation

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.c4 dxe4 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.f3 c5 6.d5 exd5 7.cxd5 exf3 8.Nxf3



Eric Schiller recommends this Keres Variation as the best defense for Black in Unorthodox Openings (1998).

9.Bb5+ Nbd7 10.O-O O-O 11.Bg5 h6 12.Bh4 a6

"Takes the initiative".

13.Bxd7 Bxd7 14.Ne4 Bf4

The variation is pretty straightforward so far, but now Schiller gives only two options:

New ideas for White

White can improve with 15.Nfd2! as follows: Or are there better plans for Black?
DDG Magazine 1/1999, Jyrki Heikkinen (ed.)