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Re: Repertoire question
Reply #1 - 07/04/18 at 19:01:21
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Yeah, IIRC if White goes 4 Bf4, 4...c5! is meant to be strong. You can either look at it as a Semi-Tarrasch where White has committed his DSB too early, or a Bf4 QGD where Black's DSB is still on f8 (meaning ...Bxc5 won't cost a tempo).

All in all, seems like a very solid repertoire (Kramnik is playing it these days, I think).
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Repertoire question
07/04/18 at 17:21:36
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As Black I play the QGD with the moves 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6

After 4 Bg5 Be7 5 Nf3 Nbd7 etc. I get positions I'm quite happy playing.

However after 4 Nf3 Be7 5 Bf4 0-0 6 e3 I'm not overly keen on the lines for Black.

Am I right in thinking that black can avoid the 5 Bf4 lines if Black play 4 Nf3 c5 going in a Semi-Tarrasch?

This means Black can also play 4 exd5 Nxd5 in the Exchange.

Basically what is the main refutation of the move order 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bf4? is it 4...c5 at once??
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