Why not bxc3 in d4 openings?

lovebecause

I’ve found in queens gambit games that pros don’t play bxc3 when the queen can recapture instead. Does anyone know why they wouldn’t build a larger pawn island? 

IMBacon

Just because pros dont play it, doest mean it doesnt work.  I have been playing a line of the Benko Gambit that is considered "busted" at the GM level.  What do i care?  Its working at the Expert level.

Preggo_Basashi
lovebecause wrote:

I’ve found in queens gambit games that pros don’t play bxc3 when the queen can recapture instead. Does anyone know why they wouldn’t build a larger pawn island? 

That's... really vague. Depending on the position it could be a lot of things.

And like bacon said capturing with the pawn might be fine.

ghost_of_pushwood

Of course, he also said he's been playing junk because he can get away with it. grin.png