52 ( +1 | -1 ) 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c5so, i figure this must not be very good because you never ever see it played by anyone ever.
what's the best move for white here? maybe i should look into this a bit more and try to figure out some plan that gives black problems. i don't see anything clear, so far. neither of the exchanges look particularly strong to me, but i don't know very much.
i think i would play 3.Nc3, hoping for maybe cxd4 with Qxd4 with pressure on d5, but even that leads to 3...e6
29 ( +1 | -1 ) I know next to nothing about the queen's gambit (I don't play 1.d4 or 1...d5), but I recently saw some stuff on the Tarrasch Defense. I think that it goes: 1.d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5. It looks to me that your opening will simply transpose into this or a variant of it. I'm not so fond of either capture either.
93 ( +1 | -1 ) Interesting theory questionSteve, Interesting question - it appears from my limited knowledge & research that white would be best off using his "gambit" pawn (refused by black btw) and liquidate it via 3.cxd5. Black will most likely respond with 3 ... Nf6 but the options are many it appears. ??
Games of higher rated players with this position are few, but here's a couple I dug up....