Originally posted by The Swine Down Hope
Thanks for the insight Kingshill, the Qc2 move is curious. Would you use similar tactics if playing as black v a 1600 player? Or as black would you see that as too dangerous?
How much do you use game databases v 2100 plus players?
Qc2 is not a weak move and it is often played in QGD positions. It has many advantages.
- Allows the rooks to become connected
- Puts pressure on h7
->> Sometimes with a bishop on d3
- >>Sometimes with a tactic such as Ng5 if h7 is undefended
- Pressure on c7 often with a rook on c1 or bishop on f4
- Covers c4 and e4 if white wants to play through the centre with either a direct e4 or supported with f3 and possibly a rook on e1
- The biggest advantage is that players on here have access to books and databases and I don't want to be playing against some GM for 20+ moves.
I don't always play the best move in a given position as I have my preferences
- I like active positions and the initiative
- I like bishop pairs in open positions