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c4 as white I think is a mistake because it doesn't give as much central control
lol what if black did d5?
You're supposed to eat those eucalyptus leaves, not smoke em.
No it does control center d5 square.
Indeed, it's a losing blunder. Care to show us the refutation?
It's neither genius nor a mistake.
It's just a standard opening move, slightly less popular than a few of the others.
It's a opening theory.
I see that Reb has resorted to a pixel version of his trademark slogan...
It is good against polish people.
Is this topic a genius mistake, or mistaken genius? Either way, I've gotta say it's genius.
the english is a respectable opening.
Since Kasparov used it to win a must win game against Karpov to retain his world title I'm going to pick genius.
its move 1, how could it be genius?
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
I may be busy so it could take a bit
How is this a mistake? I've won many OTBs when black played 1... e5 in response to my 1. c4.
If i had to play that move i would play this:
Basically getting a transposition into something like the Rubinstein.
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