c4 as white: genius or mistake

  • #1

    c4 as white I think is a mistake because it doesn't give as much central control

     and doesn't let either bishop out

  • #2

    lol what if black did d5?

  • #3

    You're supposed to eat those eucalyptus leaves, not smoke em.

  • #4

    No it does control center d5 square. 

  • #5

    Indeed, it's a losing blunder. Care to show us the refutation?

  • #6

    It's neither genius nor a mistake.

    It's just a standard opening move, slightly less popular than a few of the others.

  • #7
  • #8

    It's a opening theory.

  • #9

    I see that Reb has resorted to a pixel version of his trademark slogan... Laughing

  • #10

    It is good against polish people.

  • #11
    TeraHammer wrote:

    It is good against polish people.

    why?

  • #12

    Is this topic a genius mistake, or mistaken genius?  Either way, I've gotta say it's genius.

  • #13

    the english is a respectable opening.

  • #14

    Since Kasparov used it to win a must win game against Karpov to retain his world title I'm going to pick genius.

  • #15

    its move 1, how could it be genius?

  • #16

    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

  • #17

    I may be busy so it could take a bit

  • #18

    How is this a mistake? I've won many OTBs when black played 1... e5 in response to my 1. c4. 

  • #19

    If i had to play that move i would play this:

    Basically getting a transposition into something like the Rubinstein.

  • #20

    LOL!

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