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Ideas for an opening?


  • 20 months ago · Quote · #21

    Irontiger

    Irontiger wrote:
    JamieKowalski wrote:

    How come no one ever asks for an opening where they are on the defense early on?

    I am looking for an opening that suits my style... I like to play passively and be attacked on the kingside, even if I need to have material compensation for that. Who can help me ?

    This post was a joke guys, no need to answer it. Smile

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #22

    ViktorHNielsen

    If I should select a wild gambit repertoire, where positions are open, white has the intiative, and it doesn't have to be theoretical correct (at 1350, it is not a theoretical novelty on move 15 which decides who wins), I would select 1: e4!

    1: e4 e5 2. f4. The Kings Gambit is classical, and mutual chances. Your opponent will probably know it, but learning a few lines and typical sacrifices will make it a dangerous opening.

     

    1. e4 c5 2. d4. Only gambit I ever played against the sicilian. On a ChessCube rating on 2100, I have a score on around 70% after 1: e4 c5 2: d4 cxd4 3: c3 dxc3 4: Nxc3 in 35 games (My score is lower against 3: ... Nf6 and d3), so it's playable in blitz, and with a 2½/3 score in tournament events (ELO around 1800), it's playable in OTB chess.

     

    1: e4 e6 2: d4 d5 3: exd5! exd5 4: c4. Not a gambit, but the isolated pawn gives an initiative.

     

    1: e4 c6 2: d4 d5 3: Nc3 dxe4

    I normally play 6. N1e2 against Bf5, 5: Ng5 against Nd7 and main line against Nf6. But my coach recommends:

    4: f3!? exf3 5: Nxf3 with unclear play.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #24

    Irontiger

    ViktorHNielsen wrote:

    I normally play 6. N1e2 against Bf5, 5: Ng5 against Nd7 and main line against Nf6. But my coach recommends:

    4: f3!? exf3 5: Nxf3 with unclear play.

    I recommend that you change your coach.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #25

    gundamv

    Irontiger wrote:
    JamieKowalski wrote:

    How come no one ever asks for an opening where they are on the defense early on?

    I am looking for an opening that suits my style... I like to play passively and be attacked on the kingside, even if I need to have material compensation for that. Who can help me ?

    The French!  Hope your opponent does a Greek Gift Sacrifice, mess up, and end up wasting a bishop for nothing.  :D

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #26

    Moyuba

    gundamv wrote:
    Irontiger wrote:
    JamieKowalski wrote:

    How come no one ever asks for an opening where they are on the defense early on?

    I am looking for an opening that suits my style... I like to play passively and be attacked on the kingside, even if I need to have material compensation for that. Who can help me ?

    The French!  Hope your opponent does a Greek Gift Sacrifice, mess up, and end up wasting a bishop for nothing.  :D


    the french isn't passive at all.... it's an opening where black has to fight from the start. you clearly don't know what you're talking about.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #27

    ViktorHNielsen

    Irontiger wrote:
    ViktorHNielsen wrote:

    I normally play 6. N1e2 against Bf5, 5: Ng5 against Nd7 and main line against Nf6. But my coach recommends:

    4: f3!? exf3 5: Nxf3 with unclear play.

    I recommend that you change your coach.

    My coach is very nice. His openings are not very theoretical (ELO around 1900-2000), Kings Bishops Gambit, Black Knights Tango (he really loves that one) and Morra Gambit. He don't think positional chess is as fun as wild sacrfices, and accepts that a lower rating, but a sharper repertoire is the way to make chess fun for him. 

    He is not a private coach, but one in my chess club, so pretty difficult to change him :D.

    When you improve, you should play sharp openings, such as gambits or openings where material is often sacrificed. Then you get a feeling of how much the initiative is worth in pawns, which is very important in internatinal chess.

    I believe in this theory. However, knowing when to change from gambit play to main lines is very important. 

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #28

    Irontiger

    ViktorHNielsen wrote:

    When you improve, you should play sharp openings, such as gambits or openings where material is often sacrificed. Then you get a feeling of how much the initiative is worth in pawns

    If that's the reasoning behind his recommendation, ok then. I misread that he recommends that line no matter what level you have, and if it was that he would not be a serious guy, but I support him here.


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