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As I am inclined to be a more positional player, I have decided to play some dynamic openings to help balance my style of play. Do you have any suggestions? I would love complex positions with lots of theory, if possible.
It depends on your understanding of "positional" and "dynamic".
For me, IPQ structures fit the description but others may disagree.
Not a huge fan of IQP structures, but who knows? Maybe I need them...
Dynamic players are usually pretty well rounded, but lean more towards the aggressive/tactical side. They often play enterprising openings and try to simply outplay you. They aren't scared to mix things up and are usually fighting constantly. Dynamic players are well rounded enough to not feel too uncomfortable if the position should be strategical or dry. Sometimes they may play the same openings game after game, however they are different than technical players because their opening choices are a lot more double-edged. http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/chess-styles
wow didnt know till now but you just described me perfectly so I guess i'm a dynamic style player. anyone famous like this who I can study as a role model fore my play.
He is joking.
Just play the Sicilian, because it's cool and it can lead to razer-sharp lines or positional battles. Usually, it's a mixture of both.
agreed also the French/Scandinavian are 2 underestimated dynamical openings.
Guys, cut it out with the Parham junk. I already play the Najdorf, along with my own Benoni line which I believe leads to quite dynamic play. Can you suggest openings for the White side of things, though? I currently play both 1. d4 and 1. Nf3, so I'd like to stick to that if possible. I have studied the Botvinnik Semi-Slav extensively, but still need some help with other less dynamic lines.
The USCF website listed dynamic players as Nakamura (whom I don't particularly like) and Nick deFirmian (who I'm fine with). Are their any other players that could be considered dynamic? I've considered Topalov and Shirov, but haven't studied enough games to really know yet.
Kasparov is one of them. I also agree with your 1st sentence.
Nakamura played Parham.
Talk about it on your own forum.
He asked for a dynamic opening, Nakamura is a dynamic player who played the Parham, a dynamic opening.
why keep posting the parham crap on this thread if you truly believe its underesimated but strong and your not just joking around then tahts fine but he already stated that he only plays 1.d4 and 1.Nf3 (same as me) and both dont lead into any parham lines so cut that stuff out.
He said he currently plays that, and would like to stick to that. The truth is, those are very drawish openings, and rarely produce something dynamic.
wheres proof ? my games always for the most part lead to dynamic play and I only play 1.d4 and 1.Nf3 as well. and Kasparov who played both 1.e4 and 1.d4 prefered 1.d4 saying it has more richness is very dynamic so what are you saying ?
personal oppinion so can you give a actual 1.d4 opening you think meets the script and if not just dont post. I for one can't get enough of the Catalan which leads to some very dynamic positions.
Check "The Waite-Harrison Attack"
I already did stull dont care for it
@chessmaster102: Thanks for keeping the flies away. They're awfully annoying little things, aren't they? Can you show me some of those Catalan lines? I have been thinking of learning it for quite some time, actually, but wasn't sure if it would fit my new repertoire.
@TheGavinator + whatupyodog2-5: Please shut up about the Parham and your other garbage. I have already mentioned that I do not like Nakamura, and his playing your openings does not contribute in the least to my opinion. If you don't have meaningful comments, go back to your own thread.
sure in exchange could you show me some benoni lines that is a opening I have and sometimes still continue to debate in wheather I should add it to my repritore cause I do feel it is a dynamic opening but get a little caustious cause of how cramped black can get when playing it. Also something I've been thinking about is 1.d4/d5 2.g3!? (only played it once but won in under 20 moves againts someone 1400ish OTB.)
Sure thing, but I mainly play the Snake Benoni. It is pretty good, actually, and I have gotten great results. Check out my forum for information:
If you want to see some main-line Benoni stuff, I can show it to you as well. I've played it in the past, but mainly prefer the Snake right now :D
You know you could play Kings Indian, Grunfeld. Or u could study dynamic players games, e.g Shirov, Tal, Kasparov, and use their openings
I am considering the Grunfeld, but I'm not entirely sure. I have real trouble against those Qb3 lines.
I wouldnt Everytime I see someone play the Grunfeld they crash and burn and I have one of my top winning percentages against the grunfeld. Theres so many and effective ways tocombat the KID I'll never try it in a serious OTB game.
P.S. the lines iv'e learned about the catalan haveall beenfrom youtube. I'll post a game I played against a NM using the catalan that was pretty close.
Ok, that sounds awesome. I think I might learn the Grunfeld for surprise purposes, though. So many people I know are really improving against my Benoni, and most of the players in my area really underestimate the Grunfeld.
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