11154 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!
So after a few hours of reviewing lines, I've made my choices:
Against the straight c4-g3-Bg2-Nc3 English, I'm going with the Carlsen reversed Rossolimo. The line does very well for black, even on ICCF.
Against 1.Nf3, I'm going to give white as many chances to fall into a Blumenfeld with 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6, and if white still delays d4 with 3. Nc3, I'm going to just transpose into a Ragozin QGD 3...d5 4.d4 Bb4.
Thanks for all the suggestions!
I know this is ten months old and you've probably already sorted out your repertoire, but most of the books I've seen in recent times advocate 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3, heading to either a Catalan or Reti. Avoiding Bb4 ideas is one of the primary advantages of a 1.Nf3 2.c4 move order.
If anyone feels like continuing this discussion and would like to give any other recommendations im happy to hear them.
Recommend anything that coul lead to complications, even if theyre more subtle (though id prefer tactical) and it doesnt matter to me if they're not 100% sound.
would someone knowledgable on the english explain this line to me?
Seems like its a very specific line for the repertoire recommended, what if they play nc3 what would be my alternatives?
Against that move order, my preference is to play 3...b6 and go into a queens Indian formation. If they still hold back d4, then I'll get in Bb7 and c5 depending on whether white plays Nc3 or Bg2 first.
now another interesting one:http://www.chess.com/opening/eco/A22_English_Opening_Kings_English_Variation_Bellon_Gambit
Can't you just play the Dutch? That's usually pretty sharp.
I'd also agree that the VHS counter-gambit (out of the Tarrasch) is sound - I spent 2-3 days running it thru Houdini recently and it is tremendous fun - of course it does depend on White playing along with d4 and Nc3.
But what do you do against white players who don't bring either knight out to f3 or c3 for a time?. Then there seems nothing to bite against.
If you restrict your messages only from friends, you have no way to get suggestions regarding a subject like this!
The irony of your post knows no bounds...
Try to play 1. ... b6 or 1. ... b5 followed with a Bb7 and f5
im thinking on playing the hedghog defense
1/27/2015 - Boris Spassky vs Arnulf Westermeier, Germany, 1982
by wtr49p 7 minutes ago
I finally learned how to study tactics right and finally improved my rating
by hicetnunc 7 minutes ago
by Jason3000 14 minutes ago
pieces not working
by muso512 16 minutes ago
Your opening against carlsen
by Chicken_Monster 18 minutes ago
Am I a jerk?
by notmtwain 19 minutes ago
Practical differences between 1. e4 and 1. d4 ?
by iLoooveMyROOKS 27 minutes ago
am i a prodigy?
by tkbunny 31 minutes ago
How much money can GMs earn?
by astronomer999 32 minutes ago
by December_TwentyNine 41 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 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!