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I usually play e4 for white and with black i play the sicilian (paulsen variation). I want to try openings that are completely different or have different ideas. I am 2100+ rated player that wants to try more ideas. What openings should i try?
jvenner: i recommend that if you dont have anything useful to say, you please keep your mouth shut
hard for people to recommend something to you when they dont know your playstyle.what opening did you play for e4
Recently I have discovered that I had "invented" a new opening, and I liked it. There was little I could find on it, but...then, after closer inspection, I realized I had not invented anything.
I invented a couple of transpositions.
Best case example is when someone plays d4 at me. For whatever reason, I decided to change it into the Sicilian, and do so regularly. However, there is a downside. I mention the transposition after the game, when asked, and rarely see it come back at me.
That's not the downside.
Usually the transposition I have chosen is an old line, and White can usually march three or four Pawns into the center (almost easily) and THAT is the downside.
I love the hypermodern ideal and concept, but, dang. That's a tough nuit to crack for me.
Maybe it can help you out...I dunno.
1. d4 g3, 2. e4 c5, 3. c3? (also Nf3, and sometimes Bc4 systems) 3. .... cxd4, 4. cxd4 d5
Fairly tightwire walking, sometimes, but, fun to play.
SO...the answer to your question. Instead of looking for a "new" opening...maybe work on finding ways to transpose into your favorite game?
i like to play the Okelly variation of the sicilian and i play the kings gambit
If you're thinking of something to use in "standard chess" (ref. terms used in Chess.com "Live chess") or correspondancy chess, I appreciate the French the qualities of defence: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5.
By the understanding of the opening bladezii presented in Game fully annotaded for beginners and intermediate to understand, I think it's easier to meet variations I'm not familiar with.
(If you visit bladezii's thread, please do post him some kind words. I really appreciate his willingness to share his knowledge).
(Though the first example may be perceived as a joke, I hope you take my rating on this site into account ).
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