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Re: More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
Reply #7 - 06/04/24 at 10:32:33
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Kerangali wrote on 04/09/24 at 11:31:33:
hi,
re 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.h3: certainly playable, but after 3...c5 Black gets a better-than-usual sicilian for free
re 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 3.d4: this allows 3...e5 with good play for Black.


I'm sticking with 3.h3, and on 3...c5 4.Na3!?  Objectively this may only be equal.  However I play the 2.c3 Sicilian and on 2...d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 instead of a quick d4, I play 4.Nf3 and typically 5.Na3.  So it constitutes a sort of system for me (once OTB after 2.c3 Qa5?! I found 3.Na3!?)
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Re: More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
Reply #6 - 04/09/24 at 14:10:32
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Thank you, Kerangali!
  
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Re: More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
Reply #5 - 04/09/24 at 11:31:33
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hi,
re 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.h3: certainly playable, but after 3...c5 Black gets a better-than-usual sicilian for free
re 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 3.d4: this allows 3...e5 with good play for Black.
  
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Re: More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
Reply #4 - 04/09/24 at 06:40:51
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George Jempty wrote on 04/08/24 at 11:28:26:
cathexis wrote on 04/02/24 at 12:51:43:
A bit off-topic perhaps, but why not 3.d5, then 4.Nc3? Just curious.


Why 1.e4, why not 1.d4

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Why 1.d4?

Why not 1.c4 or 1.Nf3?
  

1.Nf3! -  beat your opponent by killing his zest for life.
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Re: More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
Reply #3 - 04/08/24 at 13:19:47
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Ooops.Typo. Why not 3.d4, then 4.Nc3?
  
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Re: More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
Reply #2 - 04/08/24 at 11:28:26
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cathexis wrote on 04/02/24 at 12:51:43:
A bit off-topic perhaps, but why not 3.d5, then 4.Nc3? Just curious.


Why 1.e4, why not 1.d4

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Re: More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
Reply #1 - 04/02/24 at 12:51:43
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A bit off-topic perhaps, but why not 3.d5, then 4.Nc3? Just curious.
  
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More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
04/01/24 at 14:19:09
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So after facing 3...Bf5 a number of times, I've found it might be better to NOT defer Nc3 but play it immediately, when White might take advantage of the early development of Black's WSB a number of ways if Black tries to head for "normal" variations, for instance 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.h3 Bf5 4.Nc3 Qd6 5.Qf3!? or better yet 4...Qa5?! 5.b4!
  
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