I wish to play a specific move order of the QGD as Black, but the problem is that White can throw Marshall gambit at me.
I do not want to play the sharp lines, I need a solid and fully equal position.
I have tried to introduce novelties two times ( I even asked for help here both times ), but both of them failed since I was able to refute them in my home analysis after careful work ( that is why I have deleted the mentioned questions ). Therefore I have given up on trying to improve the opening and am asking for help.
This is the move order I have in mind:
[fen ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4!?
This is known as Marshall gambit. As I have said earlier, I do not wish to accept it, I need solid quiet positional lines. Something like
4...dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nd7 could work for me, as it is similar to Caro-Kann. The way things stand now, this line is good for White and both of my attempts to improve it have failed, as stated above.
To summarize my questions:
- Is there a way for Black to decline the gambit and reach full equality ?
- If there is a positive answer to the first question, can you recommend some high quality resources for studying such lines ( books/online resources etc ) ?
I would not mind if in the above mentioned position Black can transpose into another opening, as long as it is solid one.
Thank you for your help.