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Meeting 3.c4
Reply #1 - 11/27/09 at 11:09:09
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After 3...cd4, I believe White obtains a slight advantage with 4.cd5!, e.g. 4...Qd5 5.Nc3 Qd8 6.Qd4 Qd4 7.Nd4 a6 8.Bf4. Better is 3...e6 or 3...dc4, which lead to the Tarrasch and the QGA respectively.

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1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.c4
11/27/09 at 09:18:27
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After the move-order 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4,
I am planning to play 2..c5 as Black,
although I don't normally answer 1.d4 with 1..d5. /*I reach the position only with the white pieces.*/
I know from Khalifman's Openings for White According to Kramnik
that 3.c4 is the best move here.

I was going to instert a diagram here, but I was not allowed because of the capital letters in the FEN string, which is a big software error. Sad

Does 3..cxd4 make any sense? /*Instead of 3..dxc4.*/

What books/articles should be my repertoire references?

     In a game which has started with 1.Nf3 d5,
     players at my rating level rarely play
     - 2.d4 //2.g3 and 2.c4 are more common
     and then, after 2..c5
     - 3.c4 //3.c3 is the most expectable
     In other words, the probability that my opponent cares little about the best opening moves is high. /*It is much more likely that I get a good Torre/London/Colle, and a structure similar to my White games, but still...*/

*W 1d4) Torre/Barry/Pirc/Philidor/ early _d5:early c4(QGD/Slav/QGD/etc)
*B) 1e4:e6 [+1_c5 2Nf3 a6]| 1d4:e6 2c4 Bb4+ BID/pseudoNID [+1_Nf6 NID]| 1c4:c5,_Nc6,_e5,_g6| 1Nf3:c5
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