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Re: 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
Reply #7 - 08/15/15 at 13:28:33
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TN wrote on 08/15/15 at 07:45:53:
3.Nc3 d5


What is putting me of from this from the black side is 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.d4 with many possible transpositions into different openings like the Grunfeld or Semi-Tarrasch.

Is there a sensible way for Black to avoid this?
  
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Re: 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
Reply #6 - 08/15/15 at 07:45:53
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RoleyPoley wrote on 08/14/15 at 19:28:58:
I was thinking of adopting this line because it can creep up through a Benko/Benoni move order. But what lines can people recommend to learn alongside this if white avoids an early d4?

I was always put off by the idea that there could be a lot of other variations white may play instead of d4.


3.g3/3.Nc3 d5, that will teach them for not playing d4 sooner!  Grin Cheesy
  

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Re: 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
Reply #5 - 08/15/15 at 05:50:39
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Nicolai Pedersen also covers this Kasparov Gambit in Play the Benko Gambit (Everyman, 2011, 978-1-85744-634-0).
  
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Re: 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
Reply #4 - 08/14/15 at 19:28:58
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I was thinking of adopting this line because it can creep up through a Benko/Benoni move order. But what lines can people recommend to learn alongside this if white avoids an early d4?

I was always put off by the idea that there could be a lot of other variations white may play instead of d4.
  

"As Mikhail Tal would say ' Let's have a bit of hooliganism! '"

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Re: 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
Reply #3 - 07/01/15 at 22:27:06
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Two Benko books (more or less) that cover it are Aveskulov: Attack with Black and the Alterman Gambit Guide (Black volume). (Both also cover the Blumenfeld gambit, which can fit quite well in a repertoire with the Benko).

This 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 gambit is one line where you often see theoreticians claim a White edge, but in practice the positions are easier to play for Black, and that accounts for his good score.
  

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Re: 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
Reply #2 - 07/01/15 at 21:36:41
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MartinC wrote on 07/01/15 at 21:07:20:
Named after Kasparov normally I think? iirc It got a chapter in some dangerous weapons book iirc, but most comprehensive c4 c5 stuff should cover it.

Rather respectable. Meant to be rather dangerous for white if he doesn't know what he's doing, and still perfectly reasonable for black if white does.

About 500 decent level games on my database of twics, scoring ~50 per cent over time. Very normal for a respectable main line.


I think Martin is correct. It is the Kasparov Gambit and was covered in the Dangerous weapons: flank openings book. It's also covered in some books on the Benko as it can be reached through a Benko/Benoni move order too.
  

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Re: 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
Reply #1 - 07/01/15 at 21:07:20
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Named after Kasparov normally I think? iirc It got a chapter in some dangerous weapons book iirc, but most comprehensive c4 c5 stuff should cover it.

Rather respectable. Meant to be rather dangerous for white if he doesn't know what he's doing, and still perfectly reasonable for black if white does.

About 500 decent level games on my database of twics, scoring ~50 per cent over time. Very normal for a respectable main line.
  
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1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!?
07/01/15 at 21:02:05
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Hey everyone. I couldn't find a post or much information at all on the following.

I've been rooting around for some time trying to find some information on the line:

1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5!? 5. Nb5 d5 6. cxd5 Bc5

(It's worth noting that this can be approached via a 1. d4 move order)

This is a pawn sac by black that goes in for active play, and doesn't intend on winning the pawn back any time soon.

Question numero uno: Does this line have a name?

Does anybody have any strong opinions on the line or know of any famous games? Has anyone got a good source of information on it? An article or book or some such thing? Essentially, anything that anyone has to say is welcome!

Many Thanks.
  

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