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What do you like to play with Black against e4?


  • 2 months ago · Quote · #41

    Saurya25

    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.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #43

    Airut

    Even against center with three pawns where white didnt play Bc4 or a4? o.O

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #44

    ThrillerFan

    Airut wrote:

    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.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #46

    chessBBQ

    Taimanov Sicilian.I play e4 too and the Taimanov annoys me the most.

  • 9 weeks ago · Quote · #47

    kstevens67

    Almost always play 1. ... e5.

  • 9 weeks ago · Quote · #48

    FirebrandX

    If I'm feeling aggressive, I'll play the Sveshnikov, but usually just play the Caro-Kann.

  • 9 weeks ago · Quote · #49

    jgolob

    sicilian sveshnikov

  • 9 weeks ago · Quote · #50

    Mainline_Novelty

    1...e5 and the Sch*pleghm*eveningen

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #51

    Airut

    ThrillerFan wrote:

    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.

     

    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.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #52

    MuhammadAreez10

    Sicilian Najdorf.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #53

    JShubham1907

    French

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #54

    DrSpudnik

    ooo-la-la!

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #55

    Fixing_A_Hole

    Any of the Sicilians.  

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #56

    MuhammadAreez10

    No, Najdorf.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #57

    Tom102

    French here

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #58

    karabulut1

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  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #59

    JohnnyKGB

    Modern Defense, the most elastic opening with black. 




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