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mikhail_tal 8 ( +1 | -1 )
HELP!!INFO WANTED I'm looking for info on the line 1.f4 d5 2.c4!? I need by 2:50 MST as I'm playing in a G/30 Junior High tournament!
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bigmick 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Hi there,

Hope this helps
mikhail_tal 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Website Well I was looking for stuff like why he can't capture at c4, plans, etc
bigmick 47 ( +1 | -1 )
My apologies. I don't play the opening, nor have I played against it as far as I can remember. I was just trying to provide you with something to work from. Here's another link that might be of more use to you.

philaretus 36 ( +1 | -1 )
Purely off the cuff.... ....if Black plays 2...dxc4, White will probably reply 3. e4, beginning to build up a formidable pawn centre. It seems to me that Black's best here is to play a sort of delayed From's Gambit with 2...e5. If then 3. fxe5, Black can regain the pawn immediately with 3...Qh4+. But all this would lead to some sharp play.
caldazar 72 ( +1 | -1 )
I'll be damned... I was surprised to learn that 1. f4 d5 2. c4 is actually a somewhat valid opening choice. After 2... e6, the game looks like it's heading for some type of strange English-opening type of position (c4, d4, e3, f4 vs. ...c5,...d5,...e6). 2... c6 leads to ...c6,...d5,...e6 structures, usually with the light bishop developed to f5 or g4. The only game I have with 2... dxc4 is 3.Na3, borrowing an idea from the English Opening.

However, White's play just looks totally wrong in principle to me, so being a wee bit on the surly side, I'd be inclined to play 1. f4 d5 2. c4 e5, asking White what compensation he has for his slow development and theoretically weakened kingside. In the only game I have on this line, White continued 3. e3 exf4 4. exf4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. d4 O-O with a pleasant game for Black.