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sharpest reply against d4


  • 5 months ago · Quote · #101

    XPLAYERJX

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #102

    TurboFish

    @XPLAYERJX, thanks for posting the interesting games related to discussion of the Clarendon Court defense.  I'm glad you found that approach worth exploring.

    I do take seriously the criticisms contributed by fireflashghost and NM Reb.  I accept that the Clarendon Court defense (1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5) is considered dubious/borderline-unsound by many knowledgeable players.  But I'm attracted to off-beat controversial openings.  Not only for their surprise value, but also because I enjoy studying unusual asymmetrical positions.

    With the riskiness of this opening fully in mind, I'll continue to experiment with it.  On those occasions when I chicken out and decide to play it safe (at a slow time control tournament), I will use related openings like the Dutch, King's Indian defense, or the Queen's Indian.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #103

    wiselady

    benoni is sharp

    and is the son of the sorrow

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #104

    jauhin

    1. d4 e6

    This is quite sharp. If you don't find occasional transposition to french as a buzz kill you might even like it.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #105

    XPLAYERJX

    TurboFish

    @XPLAYERJX, thanks for posting the interesting games related to discussion of the Clarendon Court defense.  I'm glad you found that approach worth exploring.

    I do take seriously the criticisms contributed by fireflashghost and NM Reb.

    NM Reb statement really isn't criticism his statement is actually factual any chess database will acknowledge that those 4 different moves give white a slight advantage not a huge advantage however a small one and as black you will have to respond accordingly or you can find yourself in trouble

    fireflashghost I found many of fires critism's contradictorly and/or confused I think his only good advice was his 2'nd point I found inconsistany's in his other agruements which just shows a pure lack of understanding of the line

    I accept that the Clarendon Court defense (1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5) is considered dubious/borderline-unsound by many knowledgeable players. 100 years ago the Sicilian defense was considered a dubious/borderline-unsound line today its considered one of the most played lines maybe in a 100 years from now every1 will be playing the Clarendon Court

    With the riskiness of this opening fully in mind, I'll continue to experiment with it.  On those occasions when I chicken out and decide to play it safe (at a slow time control tournament), I will use related openings like the Dutch, King's Indian defense, or the Queen's Indian.

    ^^ nothin wrong with having back up lines I myself love the KID which I play regularly the only problem now I have is finding enough players to play d4 against me so I can play either line lol alot of e4 players on this site lol

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #106

    rowsweep

    i have been playing the benko gambit.

    i find it nice and sharp

    but i am not sure it is sound.  it seems white gets a whole pawn.  and black gets open lines on the queen side. 

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #107

    ghostofmaroczy


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