I have tried to resurrect an old line and use it in my repertoire. Every single time I play it I reach positions similar to this:
[Title "White to move"]
[fen "r2q1rk1/pbpnbppp/1p2pn2/8/3PNB2/3B1N2/PPP1QPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1"]
Usually, engines and most human opponents continue with
c4. I almost always go for
Qc8, so I can safely play
...c5 (the Queen is off the d-file so there will be no pressure from a potential
Be7 is protected so there will be no
Can we confirm that this is the correct plan, or does Black have better moves at his disposal?
If my plan is viable, how should I proceed when White exchanges on
c5-> recapture with a pawn or with a piece?
What would be my long-term plan in the resulting position-> minority attack with
...b5 or fighting for