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1 d4 c5


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    Oran_perrett

    i've started to play 1.d4 as an opening move recently and came across the reponse. 1... c5 today. is this a sound response? what's the best way of playing now?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    temp_ddg

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    waffllemaster

    It's certainly playable but I like to think of it as a sub-par defense for black.  In the benoni white has played c4, but in this he can keep the c pawn back so white has more room for piece activity Nc3 and the f1-a6 diagonal for pieces.

    Well, that's what I've been told anyway, I'm not a d4 player so I've never had these positions myself.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    SmyslovFan

    I agree completely with zkman. In fact, I would go even further.

    1.d4 c5 2.d5 is the only move that guarantees white an advantage out of the opening. The main problem with 1..c5 is that if your goal is to play the Benoni you have chosen a rather inflexible move order. White ends up getting more options against the Modern Benoni and Benko than Black does. This is why it is less popular than other methods of reaching these openings.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    Oran_perrett

    i suppose at my level and in blitz it doesn't matter much but i can see after 2. d5 it could get very cramped for black, i hate to play it as black myself

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    AndyClifton

    SmyslovFan wrote:

    1.d4 c5 2.d5 is the only move that guarantees white an advantage out of the opening. 

    lol


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