Is 1.Nc3 actually good?

ThrillerFan
blueemu wrote:
Bentcilian wrote:

What do i playa against 1...c5

1. e4 with a Closed Sicilian?

 

NO!  Both this and SNUDOO's response to 1...f5 are not best.

 

1.Nc3 f5?! 2.e4!

 

1.Nc3 c5 2.Nf3 intending 3.d4! followed by 4.Nxd4 (assuming Black takes) and then g3 and Bg2.  The fact that e4 has not been played is to white's benefit.  The diagonal is unblocked.

Bentcilian

Who wouldnt mind playing some practice games with nc3?

SNUDOO

sure ig

SNUDOO
ThrillerFan wrote:
blueemu wrote:
Bentcilian wrote:

What do i playa against 1...c5

1. e4 with a Closed Sicilian?

 

NO!  Both this and SNUDOO's response to 1...f5 are not best.

 

1.Nc3 f5?! 2.e4!

 

1.Nc3 c5 2.Nf3 intending 3.d4! followed by 4.Nxd4 (assuming Black takes) and then g3 and Bg2.  The fact that e4 has not been played is to white's benefit.  The diagonal is unblocked.

I always play e4 in response to f5, probably because I premove e4...

Also, against the 1...c5 I'll have to play Nf3 and see where that takes me. Interesting.

IAMDAGOAT123456789

well it depends what you play after 1.Nc3 which is Van geet's

IAMDAGOAT123456789

like if you 2.e4 or something after which is the Vienna Game, then sure there some good lines after I think

verylate

@ThrillerFan: thanks for the suggestion 1...c5 2.Nf3. I'm going to try it sometime, see how it goes.

TeacherOfPain

Nc3 is a weird move in my opinion but if it works it works...

Play your game everyone, play on!