Originally posted by Amaurotedude your variation is not sound, black has not developed a knight yet to take on e4 and white has already played d4
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.
Originally posted by Amaurote4.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.
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]