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  3. Help with Openings as Black

@InnateAluminum
- the point of 1. ... c5 is to fight for the center in an unbalanced way. Black aims to trade the c pawn for White's d pawn, creating a half-open c file for the rook on a8.

- check this:

https://www.chessable.com/opening-book/ables-repertoire-black-vs-1e4/1/

It has its problems, but the presented lines are good and simple.

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