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Oleg M Romanishin vs Fernando De Andres Gonalons
Reykjavik Open (2010), Reykjavik ISL, rd 1, Feb-24
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1-0

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Mar-01-10
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  Domdaniel: This opening is in need of a consistent name. Romanishin played the same variation against Ehlvest in this tournament, with a different move order - and it was designated as a King's Indian Attack, which is simply wrong. At least the name applied here (QP Game, Zukertort Var) and the [D02] code accurately describe the first few moves: an opening with 1.Nf3 followed by d4 and ...d5, without c4.

But White's 6.c4 leads to a standard position - a tabiya - that can be reached in many different ways. It can transpose into a Catalan or a QGD Tarrasch. If White plays d4 *after* Black plays ...d5 and ...c5 (eg, 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c5 4.d4) it is sometimes called a Gruenfeld Reversed -- the nearest thing the system has to a name of its own, but clearly unsatisfactory.

So what should this be called?


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A Catalan, a Tarrasch, a Reversed Gruenfeld? Something new? Anything would be an improvement on the current chaos.

Mar-01-10  nevski: Is De Andres Gonalons an amateur? He has been slaughtered!
Mar-05-10  furrer: I would say a catalan.

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