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  1. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    07 Aug '07 23:46
    i just read a post where some guy was saying 1....c6 2...d5 for black against everything?..

    anyone out there play this?...or have any thoughts?
  2. 07 Aug '07 23:50
    Only someone extremely lazy would do that.

    If you do that you would have to learn the slav and the caro-kann
  3. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    07 Aug '07 23:52
    any lines for white to deviate from those 2 openings?
  4. 08 Aug '07 00:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    any lines for white to deviate from those 2 openings?
    One can transpose into the Reti opening, with c4 and Nf3 w/o d4. Or you could play the KIA.
  5. 08 Aug '07 03:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    i just read a post where some guy was saying 1....c6 2...d5 for black against everything?..

    anyone out there play this?...or have any thoughts?
    That was me. You could have kept this in it's original thread... The post said that Nigel Short once stated that ...c6 and ...d5 could be played against anything. It also said quite clearly that I'm not Nigel Short. Caro-Kann is solid against e4 and Slav is very good against d4. you can transpose into it against the English, and against Nf3, d5 is still good.
  6. 08 Aug '07 03:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MoneyMaker7
    Only someone extremely lazy would do that.

    If you do that you would have to learn the slav and the caro-kann
    Would you please elaborate as to how learning the Slav and the Caro-Kann can possibly qualify as extremely lazy? Economical maybe, but lazy?
  7. 08 Aug '07 03:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by BLReid
    Would you please elaborate as to how learning the Slav and the Caro-Kann can possibly qualify as extremely lazy? Economical maybe, but lazy?
    Thread 74538

    See page 2.
  8. 08 Aug '07 03:38
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Thread 74538

    See page 2.
    Well said.
  9. 09 Aug '07 18:32
    Originally posted by BLReid
    Would you please elaborate as to how learning the Slav and the Caro-Kann can possibly qualify as extremely lazy? Economical maybe, but lazy?
    In his book "Black Defensive System for the Rest of Your Chess Career", GM Andrew Soltis suggests ...d5 and ...c6 as the first two moves against virtually all White openings.
  10. 09 Aug '07 18:42
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    In his book "Black Defensive System for the Rest of Your Chess Career", GM Andrew Soltis suggests ...d5 and ...c6 as the first two moves against virtually all White openings.
    Then that would be another highly qualified opinion on the matter...I'm still not hearing anything from the other corner.