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  • 18 months ago · Quote · #1

    DarthVader909

    Please post the best opening and its counterplay.Thx!Smile

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #2

    jake1frog

    i would say scillian for attackers and french for deffenders for black for white i play e4 opening mainly the scotch 1...e5

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #3

    Mainline_Novelty

    The French being "for deffenders" (sic) is completely a stereotype. It's probably the, in general, second most agressive first move for Black against 1.e4 (although that's debatable, but you get the idea)

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #4

    bean_Fischer

    You should have more than one openings and more variations, so the opponents cannot guess, what kind of opening they will face.

    I remember Fischer used many openings and pretty good at them. He confused his opponents with the opening and variations.

    But I don't like gambits, king or queen gambits. That why I don't like 1. e4 as white and 1. d4, d5 as black.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #5

    Mainline_Novelty

    FYI the QG isn't really a gambit, because White'll very close to always get his pawn right back if Black takes it.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #6

    k0spe

    The Caro-Kann Defense (1 e5 c6) is an opening for defenders

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #7

    Mainline_Novelty

    Again, nope, not really. Black is solid, but with natural plans to break with ...c5, and activate his pieces. Black can play for the win without too much risk. It's kind of ironic that one of the openings that could be classified as an "opening for defenders" is usually thought to be one of the most agressive! In the 6.Bg5 lines of the Sicilian Najdorf, often White'll start sacrificing material out of the opening, and Black will be attempting to survive the opening to convert his extra material. Of course, in other lines, Black does play agressively, and indeed the Najdorf is certainly one of Black's most ambitious answers to 1.e4, as setting yourself up to take pieces has to be considered ambitious, but Black will be defending in many lines.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #8

    Mainline_Novelty

    You guys also seem to be confusing "solid, but with counterplay" and "defensive".

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #9

    plegba

    Pick an opening, play it for a year, pick another opening, play it for a year, rinse, wash and repeat. 

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #10

    Mainline_Novelty

    plegba wrote:

    Pick an opening, play it for a year, pick another opening, play it for a year, rinse, wash and repeat. 

    LOL The funny thing is, now that I think about it, I've actually done that over the past three years...Caro-Kann for one year, Sicilian for another (just over a) year, and now I'm on to 1...e5...let's see how long it lasts this time Tongue Out

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #11

    k0spe

    You have a point Mainline_Novelty, if black go's for a ...c5 push, that can lead to aggressive game. Also, the Panov-Botvinnik attack can be very aggressive, so the Caro-Kann isn't necessarily defensive. Your saying "solid, but with counterplay" seems more accurate.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #12

    DarthVader909

    Thank you all for this.Please also give counterplay for it.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #13

    conejiux

    k0spe wrote:

    The Caro-Kann Defense (1 e5 c6) is an opening for defenders

    Isn't for defenders. Caro-Kann has a great counterplay. Minority atack, queen side atack, etc.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #14

    k0spe

    conejiuxYep, you're right. In fact, if you look just below my comment, me and Mainline_Novelty already had a conversation about that.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #15

    Fear_ItseIf

    White:
    Ruy Lopez
    Queen Gambit

    Black 1.d4:

    Nimzo indian
    Queens gambit declined
    Semi-Slav

    Black 1.e4

    Sicilian
    1..e5 with black side of ruy lopez

    Theroetically these are best, one could argue for a few others such as the grunfeld, but I don't believe it to be as sound as the others mentioned.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #16

    vinupradeep2580

    vinpra attack.1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4


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