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How do you deal with aggressive players in the opening? I'm trying to develop and their queen and bishop are out and they just want to steamroll. What's good to deal with that without playing that same style? Because after their gas is gone, I'm down 2-3 pieces and I make a comeback but eventually they overpower. Suggestions? Thanks-
cud u post a few games so we can get an idea of ur situation and style of play?
It sounds like you are playing idiots who try for Scholar's Mates or some such, probably at 5-minute. Just develop your pieces (Knights first) and try not to lose anything. After their opening trick passes, these guys usually have nothing (as you indicated).
unless u talk about pawn rollers who bug a lot by just pushing pawns like in the kid 4 pawns attack it just feels like yur getting squashed
but then im not about to fill u with dogma: pieces worth more than pawns and tarrasch was not guessing when he said develop first.
You mean openings with lots of development?
You can either decline any pawn offers in favor of your own development, or just try to defend as well as you can. This takes good tactical skill and possibly technique if you get into an ending.
Fischer and Korchnoi loved taking pawns if a defense was possible they found it and took the pawn.
Kasparov liked to give pawns for attack but many of his opponents declined in favour of development
u keep f7 defended (not with Nh6) or blocked(By Nf6), don't keep any hanging pices unless ur sure of tactics and the noob is then at a loss and then u can win
All you guys are right about the noobs and idiots. I think I just need to get a lot more games under my belt these days. Maybe in a couple months the rust will wear off. Thanks for the advice!
I don't have a game to put on now, but soon I'll play one and post it, Manikcharan.
OK, thanks for comments guys but I figured out what's been happening. While beginning to develop, I just see if their queen is or is not on the board by move three. And yes, this is online chess (not here but from before, on another site). The rest is self-explanatory and they run out of gas quickly. So the rust is wearing off, finally, and all your comments are very much appreciated. See you guys soon.
I think maybe this? I run into it in my 10 min games now and then...
That is, as far as I can tell, the best defense, although I'm not exactly an expert.
ETA: I usually plan to develop with Bg4 to threaten the queen and gain a tempi. With some players who use this you can fully develop while making them move the queen around....
Yes, that's it. I fell for it a few times before becasue haven't played in a while and I really dropped the ball in development. But that looks like the typical chess bully....take his queen and he has no reponse.....he'll probably just quit the game after the queen is gone. But yes, bring out the King's horse and that's a nice start.
Y'know u can even play 2.Qh5 Nc6!?
as after 3.Qxe5 Be7 your development while chasing his queen around is going to be godlike.
p.s: just a suggestion
C20: King Pawn Game: Wayward Queen Attack. Also known as the Parham Attack and Patzer Opening. 1. e4 e5 2. Qh5. 2)...Nc6 3. Bc4 g6 4. Qf3 Nf6 is Black's best response.
However, there is a line I like to use just to keep things a bit more interesting, for me. "The Kiddie Countergambit - After 3.Qxe5+ Be7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.Bc4 Nc6, Black is a pawn down, but has a lead in development and stands to gain more time off the exposed white queen. The main advantage of this line is that it avoids the uncomfortable contortions Black must get himself into with the main line (...Qe7 or ...g6)."
Yeah thats what i'm talking about! break the centre open with a quick d5 and get at his king all while gaining time.
A month later and I answered my own question...with the rust wearing off and a little critical thinking, it's not so bad after all. But many players like to attack the King's Bishop's pawn and I got the hang of it now. Perhaps my question was premature. But for other players with the same question, unless if the pawn is unprotected, you'll get steamrolled. Just use your King's Bishop to block and learn a little bit of opening theory (which is what I'm starting to do for the very first time) and that should slow them down. Oh yeah, and keep on your toes. That usually helps.
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