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  1. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    13 Sep '14 16:54
    Does anyone know the name of the following Caro-Kann variation?

    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nxe4 4. d4

    I should state that I'm currently playing against someone who has employed this variation, but the game is now in its late middlegame - I've only seen maybe two, three instances on rhp and I'm guessing its an unsound variation with surprise value, like the Sicilian Wing Gambit.
  2. 13 Sep '14 19:29
    Originally posted by Amaurote
    Does anyone know the name of the following Caro-Kann variation?

    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nxe4 4. d4

    I should state that I'm currently playing against someone who has employed this variation, but the game is now in its late middlegame - I've only seen maybe two, three instances on rhp and I'm guessing its an unsound variation with surprise value, like the Sicilian Wing Gambit.
    dude your variation is not sound, black has not developed a knight yet to take on e4 and white has already played d4
  3. 13 Sep '14 21:00
    The moves you've given don't add up. Is this what you meant?

  4. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    14 Sep '14 19:50
    Yes, sorry about that, I must be snowblind - this is the variation my opponent (as White) played.


  5. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    14 Sep '14 20:09
    An instructive variation of this was played by dopamine and bucky65:

  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    15 Sep '14 04:34
    Originally posted by Amaurote
    Yes, sorry about that, I must be snowblind - this is the variation my opponent (as White) played.


    [pgn]1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nb1c3 dxe4 4. d5 [/pgn]
    4.d5 is just a bad move, isn't it? White gambits a pawn ... for what? It's not like he can ever play dxc6 and trade Queens.
  7. 15 Sep '14 13:09 / 1 edit
    It's a trap! based on the c7 square.
    It does require a few slack though very plausible moves.



    Game 9297831 has one lad falling into it.
  8. 15 Sep '14 17:31
    The move was first played in Steinitz-Von Popiel, Cologne 1898. It is not really a gambit as black wins the pawn back with 5.dxe5 Qa5+. White's best move is probably 5.Nf3 with a huge lead in development.
  9. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    15 Sep '14 20:02
    Thanks for this analysis - that's very informative.