9399 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I play 3...c5 against the Caro-Kann advance. It's playable.
About the only line that annoys me right from the start is an offbeat line that white can play from a KIA formation, but then immediately playing d4 as follows:
It throws away any pretense of an advantage for white, but I've had strong masters play it against me in blitz with the idea of just outplaying me in a more open position that avoids all the theory of the advance variation. In a way, the idea by white is very Carlsen-esk. I hate it because I can't rely on the usual theory and/or structures I'm used to, and of course my opponent is a very strong player that did it for exactly that reason.
Carlsen is truly impressive, but the eschewing of deep theory also fits very well with his style of finding sound plans in seemingly quiet positions. The point in a game where many GMs are beginning to think draw, Carlsen is just starting to play.
Carlsen gets away with playing like this because he is a genius. Normal people should at least try for some opening advantage with white, otherwise they won't win many games.
Or you could just strive to play like a genius in every other phase of the game
Getting an opening advantage with white is also a defensive tactic; see my latest blog posting, where my opponent was a GM.
Uhm, Quiet and Opening Advantage are not Opposite or Mutually Exclusive. You can have a quiet position with a huge advantage. Instead of a stripped King for your opponent, you have better pawns, more space, better development, the better piece (i.e. Knight vs his Bishop in a locked position), etc.
The french has alot of theory to it I would recommend the caro-kann i play that i also know the french. the car-kann is a legit opening and easy to play! Against d4 just play the king's indian defense not much theory on it and its a very solid defense also if your feeling up to iit look at the grunfeld i play that against d4 and its usually an exciting game! hope this helps!
Are you kidding? THe KID is almost as theory-full as the Sicilian (well, not nearly as full, but you get my meaning)!
I would imagine KID(i dont play the KID) is similar to KIA and neither have much theory to them. When i play e4 i like the ruy lopez but if he pulls a french or sicilian you can play KIA to either and there is not much theory to it!
KID has about 10x the theory of KIA, I would say.
Really? my misake i knw theres a few line to it but i dont play it. if someone plays it im a strong beliver of the averbach variation
I play the Mat del Plata.
I remember Kasparov's love-hate relationship with the KID. First he loved it, then he hated it.
Don't get me wrong, but what is KID?
King's Indian Defense.......KID. An aggressive defense by Black against 1. d4.... When I play against it as white, I play 3. g3 variation. The theory is the most KID players are very aggressive and this forces a more positional approach that aggressive players often find annoying.
References to KIA....or King's Indian Attack refer to a white system that essentially results in white playing the King's indian defense a tempo up. I run into most frequently when I play the French.
A Fischer favorite in his early years.
Yep, I also play the fianchetto, although I play 2 c4, 3 Nf3, then 4 g3.
Both the French and Caro Kann allow White time to play d4. If you know your better than your opponent. then letting them establish d4 early is okay because in most lines you will be undermining there center, putting White on the defense. In playing both the French and Caro Kann be prepared for the advance variations because that's what your asking for though playable not my favorite postion to be in. You're much better off playing e5 or c5. Sure it's what they will be excepting, but the threat of d4 is real and has to be addressed in a timely fashion. If your worried about your opponents preparation, don't be, a single move can place him out of book. So what's better the French or Carro Kann, well they both allow d4; if your okay with that then I would go with the French just having the threat of c5. The French is more flexible. As for d4 defenses I play Nf6 e6 d5
Caro-Kann would win
How do I beat a 2000+?
by chessdude46 a few minutes ago
Transposition from Sicilian to English opening?
by Ch3ss1r3C4t a few minutes ago
How to best continue this position?
by Fiveofswords 4 minutes ago
If Fischer would played Karpov for the World Champion, who would win?
by mjm16 13 minutes ago
I Don't See the Point of the Touch-Move Rule
by December_TwentyNine 18 minutes ago
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by December_TwentyNine 23 minutes ago
let's start banning people who abandon games
by mebelalalana 27 minutes ago
7/29/2014 - Full House
by JTV 28 minutes ago
How to simply stop all ads without paying!
by Spiritbro77 28 minutes ago
by boogieenights 31 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!