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Re: This Colle System position could transpose to Slav
Reply #1 - 01/13/10 at 12:24:53
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[Just because I hate to see a post remain open...]

Could it be sheer coincidence that most (if not all) recent books on the Colle recommend transposing into the Slav ?
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This Colle System position could transpose to Slav
12/27/09 at 02:38:09
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After 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 Nbd7 4.Nbd2 c6

is transposing into a Slav type position with 5.c4 and possibly a later 6.b3 7.Bb2 considered white's 'best' option, or staying in Colle waters and aiming for 5.Bd3 Qc7 6.00 e5 7.e4 dxe4 8.Ne4 exd4 9.Re1, (transposing to Hoi-Gronn, on move 6; later 1-0) best?

How I size things up so far:

In the Hoi game 7...Bd6 might equalize, indicating the first option of transposing to a Slav with c4 is white's best practical chance.

In either case, one of black's plans is obviously trying to beat white to the punch (pushing the e-pawn 2 boxes) with ...e7-e5 in 1 tempo by supporting e5 with Qc7, after playihng ...c6. Then:

5.c4, then b3 and Bb2, discourages ...e5,


5.Bd3, castling, then a quick e4, opens up the center before black is well developed.

« Last Edit: 12/27/09 at 22:19:33 by rooksway18 »  
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