2 Responses to Opening questions

  1. bumpaguv says:

    This looks like a position from the Queen’s Gambit Declined, Slav or maybe Semi-Slav.

    One of Black’s main goals in QP positions is to exchange off White’s pawn on d4. The move 1…e5 has been prepared, which would possibly do that and free the Bc8. I thought about 1…Re8, too, but it seems more important to free the Bc8 (develop minor pieces first) and to keep guard over f7, which the Bc4 hits after Black plays e6-e5 soon. Another idea might be 1…Nb6 to push the Bc4 back but I would prefer 1…e5 rather than to move an already developed piece again.

  2. yelenadembo says:

    Very good conclusion! Well done.

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