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  1. 25 Apr '06 19:56
    I've seen this opening used very frequently, except not very often with the knight pin. Is this because there are too many downsides to this opening move??

    If so, which would be the best way to avoid this happening, if you accept the pawn that is?Game 2016250
  2. 25 Apr '06 20:26
    Originally posted by LanndonKane
    I've seen this opening used very frequently, except not very often with the knight pin. Is this because there are too many downsides to this opening move??

    If so, which would be the best way to avoid this happening, if you accept the pawn that is?Game 2016250
    Don't take the pawn!
  3. 25 Apr '06 20:27
    Originally posted by irax
    Don't take the pawn!
    Lets say you do take the pawn, is there any way out of this that i'm not seeing?
  4. 25 Apr '06 20:34
    Originally posted by LanndonKane
    Lets say you do take the pawn, is there any way out of this that i'm not seeing?
    play Qe2 instead of d4 to unpin your knight.
  5. 25 Apr '06 20:39
    you mean is there any way out for white?
  6. 25 Apr '06 20:41 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Positional Player
    play Qe2 instead of d4 to unpin your knight.
    or Bf7 then castle

    EDIT: Sorry, Be2! ... but then you'd lose your knight