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
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.