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  1. 17 Jan '07 03:01
    1. d4 c5

    Just curious to hear what you guys have to say about this?
  2. 17 Jan '07 03:19
    Originally posted by deathandrugby
    1. d4 c5

    Just curious to hear what you guys have to say about this?
    White can play 2. d5 and 3. Nc3, foregoing c4-- fun to play as White(although on 2. d5, Black can respond 2. ...f5).

    Others may disagree.
  3. 17 Jan '07 04:00
    so is it a decent response for black?
  4. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    17 Jan '07 04:15
    The (Old) Benoni. My standard reply to 1. d4 against anyone over 1500 or so.

    It works pretty well, but you have to know how to play it as black, as white can easily take advantage of the positions that arise if you're not careful.

    Here's one of the games I've had success with it in.

    Game 2604164
  5. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    17 Jan '07 07:00
    Originally posted by deathandrugby
    1. d4 c5

    Just curious to hear what you guys have to say about this?
    A little bit risky, but playable opening. Dont recoment to play for black, if you dont know theory.
  6. 17 Jan '07 13:21
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    The (Old) Benoni. My standard reply to 1. d4 against anyone over 1500 or so.

    It works pretty well, but you have to know how to play it as black, as white can easily take advantage of the positions that arise if you're not careful.

    Here's one of the games I've had success with it in.

    Game 2604164
    I’ve played this a few times and I know 2.dxc5 isn’t recommended but it always gives me problems. Any suggestions on the best way to handle it?
  7. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    17 Jan '07 13:30
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    The (Old) Benoni. My standard reply to 1. d4 against anyone over 1500 or so.

    It works pretty well, but you have to know how to play it as black, as white can easily take advantage of the positions that arise if you're not careful.

    Here's one of the games I've had success with it in.

    Game 2604164
    Why did you offer a draw? Quite appart from the fact you're a pawn up, his pieces were tied up in defense of his remaining pawns...
  8. 17 Jan '07 13:34
    Stefan Bucker (check my spelling!) published a book on 1...c5 and called it the Vulture and Associated systems.

    It was based around 1. d4 c5. 2 d5 Nf6 3. c4 and then various knight maneouvers such as ne4 and then Nd6.

    If I recall recently the Nd6 line has fallen out of favour because instead of white playing e4 and building a massive centre b3 and quieter play gives a stronger position.
  9. 17 Jan '07 14:08
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    It seem that if white plays 2. dxc5, black is LEADING in development rather than white!
  10. 17 Jan '07 14:11
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    The (Old) Benoni. My standard reply to 1. d4 against anyone over 1500 or so.

    It works pretty well, but you have to know how to play it as black, as white can easily take advantage of the positions that arise if you're not careful.

    Here's one of the games I've had success with it in.

    Game 2604164
    Good game, I can't believe that he did nothing to prevent b4 and it still took you ages to play it.
  11. 17 Jan '07 14:23
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Why not 1.d4 c5 2. dxc5 Qa5(check)
  12. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    17 Jan '07 19:19
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Why did you offer a draw? Quite appart from the fact you're a pawn up, his pieces were tied up in defense of his remaining pawns...
    And my pieces were tied up in making sure I can hold the position and the extra pawn. I can't force play anywhere without risking opening my position up to much and freeing his rooks.
  13. 17 Jan '07 23:13
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    And my pieces were tied up in making sure I can hold the position and the extra pawn. I can't force play anywhere without risking opening my position up to much and freeing his rooks.
    This is probably part of the reason why I am rated so low, but if I had a material and positional advantage against a 2000+ player, I would go for the victory.
  14. 22 Jan '07 23:19
    Originally posted by deathandrugby
    1. d4 c5

    Just curious to hear what you guys have to say about this?
    If Black isn't careful, White has a big trick up his sleeve, viz.:

    1 d4 c5 2 dc e6 3 Nc3 Bc5?! (better is 3...Na6) 4 Ne4 Be7(or just about anywhere else) 5 Nd6!. White's looking good IMO.
  15. 23 Jan '07 05:15
    well if you take black will control the center