Move A Day - #4

ih8sens
NM ih8sens
May 1, 2008, 12:00 AM |
2 | Scholastics

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxe4

 

Best Response(s) - Many, several just end up transposing anyways. 

 

White is certainly in no mood to offer gambits and the like.  Each opponent is looking to blow their rival off the board in such a tactical line, but they also have enough respect to refrain from gambiting. 

 

This game does have a rather long book line.  Understandably, interest in the opening is rather limited, especially an opening such as this one that has far more research behind it's name than I could ever present here.  The basic idea behind the opening goes something as follows: Black wants to counterattack, even if that involves losing a little kingside protection.  White is prepared to develop quickly and go for the 'throat' right away.  An imbalance is (voluntarily) formed on the queenside (with black controlling) and kingside (white).

 

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