17848 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!
Sicilian Forever! If my opponent plays d4, I play the Najdorf and transpose into Scheveningen like Garry Kasparov.
In case of 6.Bg5 I play g6.I have discovered that I am quite good with Sicilian defense and am succesful with it.
I absolutely adore the hippopotamus.
Even against center with three pawns where white didnt play Bc4 or a4? o.O
Being a former supporter of the Modern, you pretty much nailed it. If White doesn't play Bc4 or a4 (the latter being the preferable one), the Hippo is a sorry defense, and White gets a huge advantage. Different story all together if White commits to Bc4 or a4 (or Both is actually the best scenario for Black).
Now-a-days, Petroff, all the time! All attempts to avoid it by White are futile. I had 5 opponents all attempt to avoid the Petroff at the US Open, and I scored 4.5/5 against the scrubs. The last round I only needed a draw. I'd have taken the win if I could find one, but was content with the draw.
Two of them basically played an Exchange French by transposition (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d3 Nf6 6.d4 d5), and the other 3 all played the Spanish Four Knights (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bb5). The only two games I've lost since taking up the Petroff against 1.e4 were both cases where White went straight into the main lines against the Petroff. I've also won a time or two when White has done that, but when White tries to avoid the Petroff, I'm really happy. I almost already know that I won't get beat. Draw in the worst case scenario.
Well, I've been playing the hippopotamus since more than 20 years,
and I play it even against grandmasters. Against a 3-pawn center d4,e4,f4
I usually play f5, the right order of moves is important to reach the
following position: Kg8, Qd7, Rf8+a8, Bg7+b7, Ne7+b6, pawns h6,g6,f5,e6,d6,c7,b5,a6. Against a 3-pawn center c4,d4,e4 I usually
play f5 (no b6, bishop remains on c8) or d5. Against a 4-pawn center
I normally play f5, d5 or c5. I admit that the hippopotamus is a very
difficult defence and I often lost in the beginning (cause I didn't know
the strategies well enough).If many players think it's a bad opening it
makes me happy cause it puts them under a big pressure to refute my
"bad" opening. So each learning player should be patient: If you
have arrived at understanding the essential strategies of this opening
you have a very strong weapon.
Taimanov Sicilian.I play e4 too and the Taimanov annoys me the most.
Almost always play 1. ... e5.
If I'm feeling aggressive, I'll play the Sveshnikov, but usually just play the Caro-Kann.
1...e5 and the Sch*pleghm*eveningen
I just wonder, what do you play against Kings gambit?I had quite a success with cunningham defense(following dzindzi suggestion in one old video), but it still gives white some nice chances.
Any of the Sicilians.
Modern Defense, the most elastic opening with black.
Beer + chess = disaster?
by Kleyniar a few minutes ago
Finally, we have a new Indian Prince
by KaliDurgeNamoNamah 3 minutes ago
11/21/2014 - On To The Next
by equus20 3 minutes ago
11/18/2014 - Mate in 3
by TomHaegin 5 minutes ago
11/17/2014 - M.Adams vs Jeroen Piket, Wijk aan Zee, 1993
by TomHaegin 6 minutes ago
by udb_1993 8 minutes ago
#CarlsenAnand - Sochi 2014 Prediction Game
by JWestlake 10 minutes ago
playing against white d4
by schachfan1 11 minutes ago
All the good names taken
by TheGrobe 13 minutes ago
What if the opponent doesn't cooperate?
by lolurspammed 15 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 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!