Originally posted by Restless Soul
new to me -.-..a6 has proven to give black good chances, keeping his c pawn there in case a chance for a c5 push comes around...the only thing that sucks for black the modern with an early h3 is black plans are often limited, but white has to counter all them..as nimzo used to say..."The threat is often greater then the execution"..or somethin like that
Yeah, a6 and Bg4 are both very common also. I got my move from a learning DB, it says about c6...
The idea of blacks move is to free c7 for his queen and to prepare the e7-e5 advance at the same time.
White's most common responses:
Then black has to respond to those, but 7...Nbd7 is playable against any one of those - 6...c6 doesn't have too much theory to worry about.