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What should I do in this situation?


  • 24 months ago · Quote · #1

    Doomtron

     

    what is the best response for white in this situation?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #2

    VanillaKnightPOC

    2. d4

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #3

    Fear_ItseIf

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #4

    Doomtron

    then what? Does black take on e4? Don't I end up down a pawn early?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #5

    Doomtron

    Fear_ItseIf wrote:
     

    oh sneaky

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #6

    VanillaKnightPOC

    Fear- That's what the d5 player wants.

    Chess is about imposing your agenda not meekly following your opponents.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #7

    VanillaKnightPOC

    He might do, but after 2...dxe4 3. f3 exf3 4. Nxf3 white is already totally winning.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #8

    nameno1had

    You could also advance your pawn to e5 and make it a pain for black to develop his kingside pieces, in particular his knight. It will take away the only potentially safe square for the black dark square bishop, unless he fianchettoes it. A fianchettoed castled king structure is generally always better with the knight on f6, or atleast with the option to put it there without much trouble. Black could also advance his pawn to d4, but I think white's initiative will do better to get rid of the advanced black pawn, than black will it's counterpart, because he will be forced to compromise his kingside castling structure to deal with it.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #9

    VanillaKnightPOC

    2. e5 d4 3. Nf3 c5

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #10

    waffllemaster

    VanillaKnightPOC wrote:

    Fear- That's what the d5 player wants.

     

    Chess is about imposing your agenda not meekly following your opponents.

    Opponents giving up a pawn in the opening follows my agenda nicely :p

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #11

    VanillaKnightPOC

    A pawn for a winning attack. :D

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #12

    AndyClifton

    I'll bet this is all in a book or something somewhere...

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #13

    RookSacrifice

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #14

    Scottrf

    I find it amazing how many people think white gains a tempo in the Scandinavian.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #15

    AnthonyCG

    It is a tempo. Black spends a turn doing nothing but moving the queen.

    White gets a free turn for development.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #16

    Scottrf

    Equalising the tempo black already gained...

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #17

    TheGrobe

    White moved the same pawn twice and it was subsequently captured.  White only gains the tempo back.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #18

    AnthonyCG

    No losing a tempo would mean that White had to waste a move on something like retreating a piece.

    A piece capture doesn't count as a tempo loss.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #19

    Scottrf

    It does if they can recapture while developing.

    To make it easier for you, count how many pieces on each side have been developed, or how many moves they each need to complete development.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #20

    AnthonyCG

    Scottrf wrote:

    It does if they can recapture while developing.

    To make it easier for you, count how many pieces on each side have been developed, or how many moves they each need to complete development.

    But queen moves don't count as development.


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