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Re: Tango... or not? 2.Nf3 transposition advice.
Reply #6 - 02/02/08 at 23:00:51
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Thanks guys, you are both correct, of course. I like the idea of mixing the  Nimzo and the Tango together. Cheers!
  
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Re: Tango... or not? 2.Nf3 transposition advice.
Reply #5 - 02/02/08 at 22:40:33
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After 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3, the best move for a Tango-player is 2...e6, with the idea of 3.c4 Nc6. For alternatives to 3.c4, I strongly recommend the repertoire book "Chess Openings for Black Explained" by Alburt, Dzindzichashvili and Perelshteyn, which also happens to cover White's other alternatives to 2.c4 and 2.Nf3. If I remember correctly, Glenn Flear gave it an excellent review in a Yearbook a couple of years ago.

I suppose that one major advantage of buying both Palliser's book and A/D/P's book is that you would be able to play 2...e6 as your main defence to 1.d4, and the Tango as a surprise weapon.
  

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Re: Tango... or not? 2.Nf3 transposition advice.
Reply #4 - 02/02/08 at 19:01:48
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Well, after 3.Nf3, 3...e6 is OK, however, after 3.Nc3 then ...e5 seems to be what Orlov (and Pallister, I think) recommend.

I don't play this line, I'm just thinking about it. However, the Pallister book claims to be a 'complete answer to 1.d4'... is it?
  
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Re: Tango... or not? 2.Nf3 transposition advice.
Reply #3 - 02/02/08 at 18:16:32
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Well, OK then, what's your intention after 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3?  I suppose you could try 3...d6, in which case I guess the way to meet 2.Nf3 is with 2...d6!?
  

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Re: Tango... or not? 2.Nf3 transposition advice.
Reply #2 - 02/02/08 at 17:54:13
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Sound like a fair bit more theory, Alumbrado... however, isn't the point of Nc6 an attempt to play ...e5 in one go, rather than ...e6.
  
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Re: Tango... or not? 2.Nf3 transposition advice.
Reply #1 - 02/02/08 at 17:40:13
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After 2...e6, 3.c4 Nc6 transposes to the Tango, surely?  You need to be prepared for other third moves, too, of course: 3.Bg5, 3.Bf4, 3.e3 and 3.g3 are the most obvious.
  

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Tango... or not? 2.Nf3 transposition advice.
02/02/08 at 17:33:22
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Hi all,

A quick 'Tango' question for you all... how does Black cope with 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3. I noticed the Pallister book on the subject doesn't mention this.

What should the Tango player play next? I notice after 2...Nc6, the 3.d5 gives Black a problem.

Any advice? Grin
  
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