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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #121

    linuxblue1

    My playing style is to shuffle pieces back and forth and wait for the other guy or gal to lose.

    I haven't found any opening that's suitable for this yet.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #123

    Chigosian50

    linuxblue1 wrote:

    My playing style is to shuffle pieces back and forth and wait for the other guy or gal to lose.

    I haven't found any opening that's suitable for this yet.

     

    I have found one! Play the Hedgehog it's built on the concept to remain in your own third of the board and shuffle around until the opponent shows his hand. Sergey Shipov's 2 books on the Complete Hedgehog are superb, and you can play it against many different openings!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #124

    Chigosian50

    I have a suggestion for choosing openings. In the first volume of Yusupov's Build up your chess series, the only chapter on openings is gambits. The reason I can see behind this is that through playing gambits regularly you keep reminding yourself how important development is over anything else. Any opening can then be played in a sharp attacking style or slow positional style.

    The best way to improve tactical awareness and understand the crucial role of development in the opening is to play true gambits. Buy Boris Alterman's three books, and you will gradually become a more dangerous player. If you then find that you don't enjoy sharp attacking play that much, you can always switch to a complete positional repertoire, which is fairly easy to do: just play the Caro-Kann, the Nimzo and the Queen's Indian like Karpov did.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #125

    SmyslovFan

    That's a great game, Pfren!

    I think I may have seen it before. 

    Oh, so has the OP. I posted the same game in  #64 in this thread! Surprised

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #126

    Chigosian50

    Great game, Pfren. Carlsen has such a tremendous feel for the initiative in open games.


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