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If Black plays 3… c5 the game usually continues with 4. f3 Qa5+ 5. c3 Nf6, where 6. d5 Qb6 7. Bc1 is played more often than 6. Nd2 cxd4 7. Nb3. These positions are a bit easier to handle with white pieces, but Black is generally able to reach satisfactory positions with accurate play.
[Diagram: Black to Move] In this imbalanced position Black has a way of securing a long-term initiative. Any thoughts?
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