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Why do some people play 1. d4 or 1.c4 ???



 
 
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Old July 3rd 03, 02:14 PM
chessanalyst
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Default Why do some people play 1. d4 or 1.c4 ???

Chiaromondo wrote:

1. e4 is extremely marginally statistically worse than 1.
d4, because of the Sicilian.


Well comps are not afraid of the Sicilian you know

With proper analysis, White maybe even can achieve a slight
advantage against c5 (in theory), eg. against the Sveshnikov
by playing Nd5 instead of Bg5. For example 7.Nd5 Nxd5
8.exd5 Ne7 9.Nc3!? Ng6 10 Bb5N!! Any comments ?

(dont know the book Beating the Silician by Nunn but
from the title i guess he aint afraid of c5 either

best regards,
ChAn

PS for my analysis i used a new version of Bookbuilder,
(downloaded at superchess.com), and checked the eval with
Tiger 15 as this still is better than Crafty 19..
Next time i'll try the Kalashnikov..

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Old July 3rd 03, 02:53 PM
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Default Why do some people play 1. d4 or 1.c4 ???


"chessanalyst" wrote

Well comps are not afraid of the Sicilian you know

With proper analysis, White maybe even can achieve a slight
advantage against c5 (in theory), eg. against the Sveshnikov
by playing Nd5 instead of Bg5. For example 7.Nd5 Nxd5
8.exd5 Ne7 9.Nc3!? Ng6 10 Bb5N!! Any comments ?


- most Sveshnikovians prefer 8...Nb8 to 8...Ne7.
- in your line, after 10...Bd7 what's so wonderful about White's position?
True he can exchange the light-squared bishops, but the knight on c3 slows
down his Q-side pawn advance by blocking the c-pawn. Black continues Be7,
0-0 and ...f5 with equality.

Ted




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Old July 3rd 03, 05:02 PM
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Default Why do some people play 1. d4 or 1.c4 ???

Ted wrote:

- most Sveshnikovians prefer 8...Nb8 to 8...Ne7.

ok, didnt know that, thx

- in your line, after 10...Bd7 what's so wonderful about
White's position?

nah even Tiger indicated slight advantage, but now i think of it
black can prevent Bb5 with an earlier Bd7; so there goes
my anti-Sveshnikov..

0-0 and ...f5 with equality.

ok then i'll first look at anti-Sicilian lines with Bb5 to
beat the Sicilian; instead of the Sicilian'Kalashnikov'
best regards,
ChAn
PS ok well if e4 puts white in its final throes against
stronger players, then maybe we can compare 1.e4 with
kickboxing, and d4 with wrestling ? So why then not open
with 1.g3!? for example; instead of the boring 1.c4..


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