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Re: Early ...c5
Reply #1 - 10/05/14 at 18:45:23
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After 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nf3 Bg7 4 0-0 g3 5 Bg2 c5 6 0-0!? (avoiding 6 Nc3 cxd4 7 Nxd4 Qc7 8 b3 d5) black has the simple 6 ... cxd4 7 Nxd4 Nc6 8 Nc3 Nxd4 9 Qxd4 d6 10 Q (to h4, d3, or d2) Be6.

10 ... Be6, with the (generally temporary) sacrifice of the b7 pawn, just seems to solve everything.  White can get a position with b and c pawns against a and d pawns, but it doesn't look promising.

Compared to the adventured of the Panno variation, these "English-like" lines are attractive.
  
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Early ...c5
09/29/14 at 20:48:09
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So, 2014 has been a big year for this line:

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nf3 Bg7 4 g3 0-0 5 Bg2 c5 6 Nc3 cxd4 7 Nxd4 Qc7!?.

(to some extent this is a move order trick, since White can avoid this by 6 0-0 planning to play Nc3 later, if at all.)

The idea, of course, is 8 b3 d5 a la Kasparov-Karpov (Some tournament in 1986-7).  White ends up with a lead in development that is hard to use because the c4 pawn is weak and Black's position is solid.

Thinking of adopting the line, any opinions?

Kramnik's 8 Qd3 (covered in the recent update) is interesting but doesn't appear to go much of anywhere.
  
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