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  1. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    05 Jul '09 06:49 / 1 edit
    Can anyone suugest a reason why in so many of my games I get this move order rather than the straight 1.d4 d5 2.c4

    Examples
    Game 6477330
    Game 6477308
    Game 6421023
    Game 6477337

    All very recent games!

    Do you think they are afraid of the Albin-Counter or the von Hennig-Schara?
  2. 05 Jul '09 09:22
    Originally posted by najdorfslayer
    Can anyone suugest a reason why in so many of my games I get this move order rather than the straight 1.d4 d5 2.c4

    Examples
    Game 6477330
    Game 6477308
    Game 6421023
    Game 6477337

    All very recent games!

    Do you think they are afraid of the Albin-Counter or the von Hennig-Schara?
    I certainly couldn't say for sure, but I have a friend who swears that it's the best move order since it avoids the Albin-Counter (as you suggested). Having said that, I don't think I've seen him play 2. ... e5 himself.

    Given my strength and grade, whenever I see 1. c4 and 2. Nf3 it means I'm facing another Colle. Grr.