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Re: Rare idea at move 4
Reply #2 - 04/24/17 at 16:03:24
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Adams also played this against Karjakin and squeaked out a victory in Shamkir: https://en.lichess.org/lFQ2bs71
  
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Re: Rare idea at move 4
Reply #1 - 02/02/17 at 17:01:05
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I knew of it from move 3 (after 3. Nc3)*; I see that ECO and NCO had it on move 4 too.

*here's the latest CBM:  "The old Janowski move 3...a6 is becoming fashionable again. Tibor Karolyi presents extensive investigations into all variations and comes to the judgement that it is a serious opening and that not much can go wrong for Black if he plays it well."
  
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Rare idea at move 4
02/02/17 at 14:36:58
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Against Spanish GM David Anton both Nakamura and Adams tried the rare 4. .. a6 as in 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 a6 or transpositions.

It's a move played by Staunton against St Amand, but has it ever been featured as "book"? One possibility is that it could transpose to an a6 line of the Slav, but Nakamura and Adams seemed to be using it as a weapon against an anticipated exchange variation or Bf4 line.
  
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