Originally posted by Amaurote1.c4 b5 looks like a big nonsense. Idea similar with 1.e4 c5 2.b4!?, but with one tempo down.
1.c4 b5 - although I believe there's no reason why 1...b5 can't be delayed until the usual Nc3, Nf6 moves associated with the English are prevailed, just as the b4?! move in the Sicilian Wing Gambit can be delayed in that opening.
Originally posted by KorchYes, like I was saying, it reminds me of the SWG - but the apparent similarities between the English and the Sicilian are deceptive and misleading sometimes, and I was wondering if there wasn't an additional parallel with the sound Reti Gambit against the French.
1.c4 b5 looks like a big nonsense. Idea similar with 1.e4 c5 2.b4!?, but with one tempo down.