queen gambit variation

CMGuess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this situation that I keep running into against the queen's gambit declined.

1.d4...d5

2.c4...e6

4.c5...b6

o.O

I usually end up pushing up my b pawn and doing funny stuff with my bishop and knights, btw.

NickYoung5

Why do you play 3. c5 ? The only time I find myself playing c5 in this opening is if I play Qb3 (e.g. if black has moved his light-squared bishop) and black responds with Qb6.

CMGuess

It closes in black's pieces, and makes a good hole for a knight later in the game...

Blurft

It's a terrible move.  Stop playing it, is the best advice anyone could give you.

Ghuzultyy

In my opinion 3.c5 is a bad idea. You will have to trade with black's b pawn (or he will). You won't be able to close in black's pieces and make a good hole for a knight later in the game.

bresando

3.c5 is a bad move at this stage. W is not ready for closing black in, and the move reduces W pressure against d5. B can counter 3.c5 in various ways, i personally play the very thematic 3...e5!? , putting W centre under serious pressure and getting a free development. The old saying "counter a side attack by playing in the centre" looks very spot on here.

mba2012

Yeah, c5 there is a bad idea.  It realeases all the tension in the center, means that black's pawn on d5 is going to remain strong for the near future, and wastes a tempo.  I mean, you're not developing and you're giving up the option of taking on d5 which is often a good response depending on how your opponent plays. c5 might...might be a good idea later in the game, though honestly it doesn't happen that often because it's so easy for black to then break in the center with ...e5.

CMGuess

k, thanks guys.

I suppose I was putting on a pair of shoes an inch bigger than I normally wear. I'll just stick to standard horse move unless I'm playing bullet... then it's d5 all I want. ^.^