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Normal Topic 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5 (Read 1729 times)
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Re: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5
Reply #3 - 05/14/08 at 12:53:33
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There's an issue of 4...h6 which can't really be met with 5.Bh4 because of ...dc4 and ...Bb4. This is also discussed in Palliser's book which recommends 5.Bf6 Qf6 6.Nbd2 rather than 6.Nc3 (with a probable Moscow Variation). Also see analysis by Aronian in the latest New In Chess, 2008 #3,
  
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Re: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5
Reply #2 - 05/07/08 at 16:56:21
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This is the move order recommended by Palliser in his "Play d4".

This exact  topic was actually discussed already in one of several threads on Palliser's book.
  

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Re: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5
Reply #1 - 05/07/08 at 16:50:06
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From memory I recall 4...dxc4 being critical
  
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1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5
05/07/08 at 16:33:27
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Most people habitually play 4. Nc3 here allowing a wide range of possible defenses including the Semi-Slav, Ragozin and Vienna as well as classical lines after 4 ... Be7. The move 4. Bg5 seems more restrictive, at least it avoids the Semi-Slav option which can be tedious to face. I think black can reach a Vienna by 4 ... Bb4+ 5. Nc3 dc, maybe it's this transposition which puts white people off this move order. Otherwise what's wrong with it?

  
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