The Ultimate Guide to Meeting 1.d4

The Ultimate Guide to Meeting 1.d4

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About 50% of your opponents play 1.e4. For a response, I recommend the Caro-Kann. What do you play against 1.d4 or some rarer moves (1.c4, 1.Nf3, etc.)? Here's an introduction to a complete repertoire against anything that isn't 1.e4!

You can start with the triangle formation. Pawns on e6, d5 and c6.

From there, we show ten main variations you will face.

Noteboom, Marshall Gambit, QGD Exchange, Stonewall Dutch, Slav Exchange, London System
Jobava London, Reti, English, and Nimzo-Larsen.

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