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Re: Czech Benoni
Reply #2 - 02/21/12 at 05:14:50
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Palliser covers the move order 1.d4 c5 2.d5 Nf6 3.c4 e5 and all of the deviations from those White moves after 1.d4.
  
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Re: Czech Benoni
Reply #1 - 02/20/12 at 13:47:28
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Well 3 Nf3 is certainly reasonable enough. Probably the only real alternative of note. 3 e3 is always possible, if a bit passive but worth looking at.

3 dc maybe. Also of course 2 Bg5 and 2 Nf3 intending some deviation.
  
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Czech Benoni
02/20/12 at 12:57:06
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Can White successfully avoid a Czech Benoni after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5

I'm assuming, rightly or wrongly, that 3.d5 is the best move and that 3...e5 forces this opening structure upon White.

Before committing myself to look at the Czech Benoni I wanted to tap into the excellent knowledge base of those on the Forum just in case I can be rudely surprised on this.

I have Palliser's How to Play Against 1.d4 which covers this material but, I think, GM Palliser does not discuss avoidance of the Czech -- if that is a possibility.  Undecided

Thank you for your thoughtful comments.
  
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