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  1. 20 Aug '07 22:53
    Why is it that after 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 white usually plays Nf3 followed by Nc3, as opposed to the Nc3 followed by Bg5 he usually plays after 2... e6?
  2. 21 Aug '07 00:27
    Originally posted by mcreynolds
    Why is it that after 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 white usually plays Nf3 followed by Nc3, as opposed to the Nc3 followed by Bg5 he usually plays after 2... e6?
    Apparently, 3.Nc3 allows the Winawer Counter-Gambit 3...e5. Whether it's sound or not, that's another question. Besides not many people actually play this anyway.
  3. 21 Aug '07 00:55
    Ok that makes perfect sense. thanks.
  4. 21 Aug '07 01:12
    Nf3 and Nc3 are about equally as popular