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MartinC
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Re: English Keres-like lines and central expansion
Reply #1 - 11/21/19 at 20:21:25
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You'll probably have to tie it down rather. Black quite often relies on tactics arising from his extra space and/or doesn't simply go e4.

In that specific line you gave 6.. d4 is very strong indeed Smiley If white goes 6 d4 instead, the computers seem to mildly prefer just going Bd6.

Much more normal seems to be a quick d4 by white, often met by ed ed. Then loads of games on the databases.
  
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English Keres-like lines and central expansion
11/21/19 at 19:26:21
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How does one handle playing the English Keres and lines similar to it. For example consider the central expansion idea c6 and d5 for black in something like or similar to
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e3 c6 4. Nge2 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. g3 Nc6 7. Bg2 Be6 8. O-O
White's idea is to play d4 to force e4 from black and then move the knight on e2 to f4 and play f3 to exchange with the e4 pawn then the knights on c3 and f4 and the bishop on g2 are all attacking d5. How does black play these kinds of lines after expanding with c6 and d5. Is this considered overextended and bad for black?
  
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