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Subject: Opening Question Date: 4/17/2002 5:46 PM
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Hi everyone. Great board. This is my first post here, although I've been lurking here off and on for quite a bit.

I'm a beginning player and I was presented with an opening that I was unfamiliar with. My opponent has tried it on me a few times, both not to his benifit. Not being sure if that was due to his inexpirence as a player, I tried to look the opening up on the web, but could not find it.

1 d4 d5
2 e4 ...

This is what kind of threw me. I'm familiar with the Queen gambit being 2 c4, but 2 e4 seemed like a weaker move to me. If white takes d5, his King is a bit naked. In the two games I played like this, I used 2 ... e6 and 2 ... nf6. I was able to get trought the opening nicely for me. I'm just wondering if there is a sound logic for white opening this way that I don't see?

Thanks in advance!
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