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  1. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    16 Feb '08 02:58
    How well does this line work for whichever side?

    1 e4 c5
    2 f4 e5!?
  2. 16 Feb '08 02:59
    Originally posted by Ramned
    How well does this line work for whichever side?

    1 e4 c5
    2 f4 e5!?
    Probably not as well as 2...d5!
  3. 16 Feb '08 03:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Probably not as well as 2...d5!
    What about this line...

    1.e4 c5
    2.Nc3 Qc7 to prevent f4?
  4. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    16 Feb '08 03:55
    Originally posted by Ramned
    How well does this line work for whichever side?

    1 e4 c5
    2 f4 e5!?
    I know about other lines, but what about THIS one.
  5. 16 Feb '08 04:11
    Originally posted by Ramned
    How well does this line work for whichever side?

    1 e4 c5
    2 f4 e5!?
    I think you don't have to be so quick to pull f4.
    I'd prepare with Cc3, Bc4, e3, a3, before playing f4 (not linear, depends on responses). Leads to very offensive game for white if black don't defend correctly.
    I think 2 f4 is precipitate.
  6. 16 Feb '08 04:21 / 2 edits
    What is the point or idea for e5? It simply looks like a much improved King's Gambit.
  7. 16 Feb '08 05:09
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    What is the point or idea for e5? It simply looks like a much improved King's Gambit.
    yeah, thats what I was thinking...it would be like playing 1.e4 e5 2.f4 c5?

    I see maybe if white accepts the pawn things can maybe possibly happen but gambits are no good if by not accepting the pawn a worse position for the gambiter arises.
  8. Standard member English Tal
    Phoneless
    16 Feb '08 08:55
    I play Grand Prix at almost every opportunity. It attempts to prise open the semi closed nature of the Sicilian which suits my play.