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The idea of exchanging on d5 when Black goes for an early ...b6 is usually connected with play on the c-file: Nc3, Bf4, Rc1, maybe Qa4.

In this particular position, after ...Bxd2 Nbxd2, this plan is not available and the pawn exchange is much less promising. Here, you can stand with the main plan of preparing e2-e4 (with 0-0, Qc2, Rd1), or look for an oppoturnityopportunity to exploit the dark squares (Ne5, e3, and someday either f4, Ndf3 or c4-c5).

If memory serves, 6.Qxd2 is a bit more promising than 6.Nbxd2 in this line.

The idea of exchanging on d5 when Black goes for an early ...b6 is usually connected with play on the c-file: Nc3, Bf4, Rc1, maybe Qa4.

In this particular position, after ...Bxd2 Nbxd2, this plan is not available and the pawn exchange is much less promising. Here, you can stand with the main plan of preparing e2-e4 (with 0-0, Qc2, Rd1), or look for an oppoturnity to exploit the dark squares (Ne5, e3, and someday either f4, Ndf3 or c4-c5).

If memory serves, 6.Qxd2 is a bit more promising than 6.Nbxd2 in this line.

The idea of exchanging on d5 when Black goes for an early ...b6 is usually connected with play on the c-file: Nc3, Bf4, Rc1, maybe Qa4.

In this particular position, after ...Bxd2 Nbxd2, this plan is not available and the pawn exchange is much less promising. Here, you can stand with the main plan of preparing e2-e4 (with 0-0, Qc2, Rd1), or look for an opportunity to exploit the dark squares (Ne5, e3, and someday either f4, Ndf3 or c4-c5).

If memory serves, 6.Qxd2 is a bit more promising than 6.Nbxd2 in this line.

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The idea of exchanging on d5 when Black goes for an early ...b6 is usually connected with play on the c-file: Nc3, Bf4, Rc1, maybe Qa4.

In this particular position, after ...Bxd2 Nbxd2, this plan is not available and the pawn exchange is much less promising. Here, you can stand with the main plan of preparing e2-e4 (with 0-0, Qc2, Rd1), or look for an oppoturnity to exploit the dark squares (Ne5, e3, and someday either f4, Ndf3 or c4-c5).

If memory serves, 6.Qxd2 is a bit more promising than 6.Nbxd2 in this line.