|Nov-04-03|| ||Whitehat1963: Such an old opening, yet seems to be gradually gaining in popularity. |
|Apr-17-04|| ||ruylopez900: <chessgames.com> Two things. The diagram above has 3.g6 that the move list does not.|
Also I believe this is the Catalan Opening, however it may not be defined as such yet, I'm not sure but I do believe the Catalan arises from that diagrammed position.
|Apr-20-04|| ||PaulKeres: My plan when I play these moves, is to continue with 3...c5 as Black. I don't believe there is an ECO with this 3rd move for Black, is there? If there isn't is this because it is not such a good move?
I don't want to get to heavily into theory, but also don't want to play weak moves. Unfortunately the main lines enevitably seem to be the best, so <is 3...c5 a reasonable move? > |
|Apr-20-04|| ||AgentRgent: PaulKeres: Opening Explorer gives 31.3% White 40.5% Draw and 28.2% Black after 3...c5. Those numbers really are respectable, and, according to this database at least, 3...c5 is actually Best! |
|Apr-21-04|| ||PaulKeres: Thanks <AgentRgent>. That is very reasuring indeed, I shall continue with 3...c5 then, until I have my own evidence not to (if I do) |
|Jul-23-04|| ||PaulKeres: <chessgames.com>, I think ruylopez900 is right. I thought E00 was the Neo-Catalan, and had to involve 3. g3, and that there in fact is no ECO for
<1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6> exactly.
However there is another site which quotes <1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6> as EOO, namely http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~amos/...|
Why is it there seems to be a disrepency? Which is right?
|May-22-05|| ||Backward Development: <d<i<a<g<r<a<m<?<?<?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>
sorry, I just like the cool color effects. ;-)|
|Feb-27-06|| ||Eliskases: I would like to refer to the position after the following moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.a3?! Now, here my hopes of playing the Nimzo\Bogo Indian were shattered, even the attempt to play a sort of Queen's Indian would face some difficulties, due to the aggravating 3.a3?!. So, am I forced to get into the QGD lines with 3...d5, or even Benoni lines with 3...c5 (which I prefer to avoid), or is there a way to refute White's irritating 3rd move?|
|Feb-27-06|| ||Mating Net: <Eliskases> 3.a3 in the given line is hardly challenging. While it does prevent the Nimzo Indian, Black can just drive on with a Queen's Indian setup. Black has to push his c & d pawns at the right time. He should be no worse than equal after the opening.|
Check out Benito Aragoneses,Miguel Angel vs Je Nunez, 2001 for some possibilities.
|Feb-27-06|| ||gus inn: interesting questions <Eliskases>.
1.3a3 doesnt belong in the Benoni as <Mating Net> has referred to.Check out yourself.
2.An idea.Why dont you allow 3.Nc3-Bb4.4.Nf3 the almost forgotten Kasparovvariation (idea: to play p.g3 and Bg2 and healthy and" out of the books") just an idea - many have forgotten about it.|
|Jul-11-06|| ||niemzo: Mating Net is right. This opening shouldn't worry anybody. I played against
it recently and my position out of the opening was very good, even though i had never seen it before. b6 Bb7 is the main idea for black in my opinion, putting pressure on the e4 square.|
|Sep-28-07|| ||pawnofdoom: Amazing how Topalov appears three times in the notable games section, playing black each time|
|Sep-28-07|| ||MaxxLange: I thought "Queen's Pawn Game" usually means the systems where White plays d4 but not c4|
|Feb-23-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I thought the Queen's Pawn Game was just 1. d4 d5|
|Apr-01-10|| ||rapidcitychess: <mating net> That is not too good. The QID is practically refuted by the Petrosian. And a3 is the Petrosian. Playing the Benoni is exellent. In a sharp position he has wasted a tempo. 3.. d5 is also good. But only play the Tartakower. The Ortho-QGD will allow him to transpose. 3.. c5 is the best way to punish him.|
|Sep-16-11|| ||Bengambit: The move 3....c5 has good opening possibilities for black's Queen side. I kind of like it myself..........|