Originally posted by c guy1Thanks for the advice. I need to improve my strategy against 1. d4 having played against only 1. e4 during the year I wsa learning how to play.
This a line from the old Benoni opening, looks playable enough, btw you didnt really invent it. Ironically, databases say white should NOT capture the e6 pawn if 2. d5. It has only been played once by masters and resulted in a losing position. The most common move (I play it too) is to play 3. c4 and white gots a strong pawn center
Originally posted by AlethiaSeems rather stupid to give up your pawn like that. Why not just play 1.) d4 e6? Seems stronger to me. Then, you have a lot of choices. You can transpose into the Queen's Indian and a bunch of other stuff.
I would be interested in the variation I play against d4 and (for myself) invented and what people's opinions of it are.
1. d4 c5
2. dxc5 e5
1. d4 c5
2. d5 e6
3. dxe6 fxe6
Those are the main lines I play against 1. d4 and I would like you to comment if you can, please.
Originally posted by powershakerIt isn't giving up a pawn - and I think 1.d4 c5 is perfectly playable. It's called the schmidt (smidt? I forget the spelling - something like that) Benoni. The Modern Benoni or Czech Benoni might be better though - all Benoni's tend to be suspect. I play the Benko Gambit sometimes which is probably considered a Benoni by some people - it' similar in some ways - and is quite reliable.
Seems rather stupid to give up your pawn like that. Why not just play 1.) d4 e6? Seems stronger to me. Then, you have a lot of choices. You can transpose into the Queen's Indian and a bunch of other stuff.