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  1. 06 Nov '07 23:18
    What to do against d4-d5, c4...!?!?! Ive played against this many times, I seemingly lose tons of position everytime..
  2. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    06 Nov '07 23:21
    Originally posted by range blasts
    What to do against d4-d5, c4...!?!?! Ive played against this many times, I seemingly lose tons of position everytime..
    Tournament 1997

    After 1.d4, don't play 1...d5. Ask User 182913
  3. 07 Nov '07 00:59
    A very dynamic "defense" for Black is the Tchigorin Defense: 1 d4 d5 2 c4 Nc6. Super-GM Morozovich played it often and with success, and has recently written a book on the opening.

    A safe and solid approach to the Queen's Gambit is the Tarkakower Variation, which involves the following moves: 1...d5, 2...e6, 3...Nf6, 4...Be7, 5...O-O, 6...b6. This setup can be played against virtually all opening moves except for 1 e4. For a quick primer on this system, go the following link: http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_instrctn_bgnrs/archive.html. Click on the article titled "Creating an Easy Opening Repertoire for Black."
  4. 07 Nov '07 01:47
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    A very dynamic "defense" for Black is the Tchigorin Defense: 1 d4 d5 2 c4 Nc6. Super-GM Morozovich played it often and with success, and has recently written a book on the opening.

    A safe and solid approach to the Queen's Gambit is the Tarkakower Variation, which involves the following moves: 1...d5, 2...e6, 3...Nf6, 4...Be7, 5...O-O, 6...b ...[text shortened]... archive.html. Click on the article titled "Creating an Easy Opening Repertoire for Black."
    it doesn't work against 1. c4, either...
    thought I'd point that out...
    and you can't just give the poor lad those moves as "automatic"
    what if white plays 3. cxd5 ?
    he'll be lost! playing 0-0 and the such!
  5. 07 Nov '07 17:35
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    Tournament 1997

    After 1.d4, don't play 1...d5. Ask User 182913
    After 1.d4, I always play User 340422.