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The stat chart to the right serves very little or no purpose. Remember that transpositions are taken into account in many chess games, and once the openings transposes to another, it belongs in another category for rating and measurement.
1 c4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6?????
Most English players play the opening using 1.Nf3 and 1.c4, so 1... c5 is normal. I find that after I play 1... c5, if they don't play the English, they are less good than those who continue along the English.
*** Do not misinterpret***
I say that, purely from a statistical perspective of my games as Black, when I faced White players who do not continue along normal English lines after 1.Nf3 c5, they have been easier opponents, than those who do play along English lines. That has just been the history with me.
Everyone's experience is different.
It is very very odd to see a 1.e4 player end up in a Sicilian after 1.Nf3 c5 2.e4. That has happened to me 2-4 times EVER. I play Sicilian as Black.
is it on youtube,,/..?
1.d4 is not possible for black as that would mean black would move his pawn three spaces
it is far from unaffective in fact it is extremely effective white d5 whites reply is d4 focing black to play a symetrical d4-d5 game which black may not want for example i would rather play something like the KID or the Nimzo-indian
yes but so does anything thats not hyper-modern reply by black for example d5 d4 and white has forced black into playing closed game
thats just a stupid comment in no way is this opening only going to benefit white he may have a slight edge but that is in all openings
whats great about it....any opening can be considered great actually!
definitley best reply d5 runs into d4 where white has tricked black into playing d4-d5 lines so it is a good way to force your opponet into a position
Very interesting opening,black can fight for something
Looks good at first, but the problem is 2.c4, when black is suddenly in the symmetrical English.
Lots of trash talk on this opening. Just fyi Houdini 3 Pro came up with this as a best move after 24 hours of analysis. It abandoned 1...d4 after about a depth of 27.
Good for white, but not many advantages for black.
nice opening...but unefective...because, normaly, black's answer is a d5 not c5...yeap! who knows...:)!
This is a reasonable opening. The move 1.f3 can allow white to move his king pawn to d4, but black's 1...c5 prevents that.
d4 will lead some fruitful.........
d4 is good, it creates more room for development and tactical positiong
Giorgios, by playing e4 as white you simply have the main line sicilian going so your argument shows a little gap there :O
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