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The f5 Opening


  • 9 days ago · Quote · #241

    Yereslov

    White is pretty much fighting for a draw at this point.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #242

    Mainline_Novelty

    Yereslov wrote:
     

    White is pretty much fighting for a draw at this point.

    Off topic and wrong

    did you mean black is fighting for a draw

  • 8 days ago · Quote · #243

    Jion_Wansu

    Hmmm

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #244

    Jion_Wansu

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #246

    TheGreatOogieBoogie

    pfren wrote:
    Yereslov wrote:

    White is pretty much fighting for a draw at this point.

    4...g5 isn't a good move... just tricky. 4...Nf6 is much better.

    Didn't Lasker play 4...g5?  Then again many examples of relatively poor opening play of his are quite abundant in Crouch's How to Defend in Chess.  I personally wouldn't play 4...g5 either as it simply weakens the kingside and like you said there's absolutely nothing wrong with a simple developing move that prepares kingside castling. 

    For black I think a good plan is watch over the d5 square since d4 is coming or maybe target e3 (since white obviously wants to activate the bishop)?  Might be inappropriate to plan right from 4...Nf6 and 5.d4 but white will either be passive or have some exploitable positional holes.  6.e3,c5 with play against d4 is a likely outcome but nothing is guarunteed. 

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #247

    Jion_Wansu

    I see

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #248

    mrhjornevik

    Yereslov wrote:
     

    White is pretty much fighting for a draw at this point.

    every opening is good if your opponent make the two worst replies. I would trade my f pawn for your D & E pawns any day of the week

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #249

    petrosianpupil

    Play the from if you want an early attack that will get you quick wins against weak players. A good opening for black below 2100 or against better players if they have not studied it. especially true if you value tactical play over positional. But players who play the black side of the from play it rarely, birds players get to know it back to front. MUCH better ways to play f4

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #250

    Mainline_Novelty

    Plus you have to be ready for a King's Gambit (2 e4) so non-open game defenders have an additional problem

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #251

    petrosianpupil

    Yep. Much better to play a hybrid of a system you normally use, Sicilian dragon, semi Slav or any number of anti Dutch systems but be careful as you are a move down, although strangely sometimes this can be. An advantage.


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