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c4 as white: genius or mistake


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    koala8

    c4 as white I think is a mistake because it doesn't give as much central control

     and doesn't let either bishop out

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    NewbyGai

    lol what if black did d5?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    AndyClifton

    You're supposed to eat those eucalyptus leaves, not smoke em.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #4

    nyLsel

    No it does control center d5 square. 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #6

    Scottrf

    It's neither genius nor a mistake.

    It's just a standard opening move, slightly less popular than a few of the others.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #8

    nyLsel

    It's a opening theory.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #9

    AndyClifton

    I see that Reb has resorted to a pixel version of his trademark slogan... Laughing

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #10

    TeraHammer

    It is good against polish people.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #11

    1RedKnight99

    TeraHammer wrote:

    It is good against polish people.

    why?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #12

    theoreticalboy

    Is this topic a genius mistake, or mistaken genius?  Either way, I've gotta say it's genius.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #13

    Metaknight251

    the english is a respectable opening.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #14

    VanillaKnightPOC

    Since Kasparov used it to win a must win game against Karpov to retain his world title I'm going to pick genius.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #15

    DutchBagel

    its move 1, how could it be genius?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #16

    koala8

    If you know chess Dutch you'll find that each and every move counts ;) and I'll research main lines with c4 and show them

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #17

    koala8

    I may be busy so it could take a bit

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #18

    neo-metacrash

    How is this a mistake? I've won many OTBs when black played 1... e5 in response to my 1. c4. 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #19

    Mattius

    If i had to play that move i would play this:

    Basically getting a transposition into something like the Rubinstein.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #20

    Metaknight251

    LOL!


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