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basic opening question 1. d4 c3


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    EliasAStern

    EDIT: IN THE TITLE I MEANT C6 NOT C3. MY APOLOGIES

    I have to confess that when people play 1.d4 i have gotten into the habbit of playing c6 preparing to play d5 next. i find that maybe 70 percent of the time it usually transposes into the caro kahn and i find that i usually get an alright position. is there a reason this is a bad move. i cant find it in the opening data base which makes me really suspicious. thanks for the help

    elias

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    OliverRainchild

    Try 1.d4 c6 instead.  c3 is on white's side of the board.  1...c6 is an extremely common first move.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    EliasAStern

    o really sorry. ill fix that right away :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    jtd200

    Hey IM pfren - I'm a caro player, and love my results with it for the most part...  Do you feel I should consider playing Slav, with all of the chances to transpose into the Caro?  I currently play the Nimzo/Queen's Indian/Benoni, depending upon white's 3rd move, and don't mind playing them, but I've always wondered if my reportoire should be more "thematic," rather than just picking openings I like...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    pellik

    pfren wrote:

    It's OK, although Black may play 2.c4 or 2.Nf3, when you have to play a Slav or Semi-Slav, and not a Caro Kan.

    1...c6 is also a good answer against 1.c4 (although a recent book disputes that).

    As someone who plays 1...c6 against 1.c4 I'm very curious to know what book and what it says.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    ghostofmaroczy

    jtd200 wrote:

    Hey IM pfren - I'm a caro player, and love my results with it for the most part...  Do you feel I should consider playing Slav, with all of the chances to transpose into the Caro?  I currently play the Nimzo/Queen's Indian/Benoni, depending upon white's 3rd move, and don't mind playing them, but I've always wondered if my reportoire should be more "thematic," rather than just picking openings I like...

    Does the Slav ever transpose to the Caro?  Seems to me you would be better off playing the Semi-Tarrasch if you want to reach Panov-style IQP positions.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    jtd200

    Hrm, good point - I guess I was thinking more of 1.d4 c6 lines, when if black plays e4 we have a normal Caro.


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