Upgrade to Chess.com Premium!

What do you like to play with Black against e4?


  • 19 months ago · Quote · #21

    basicxtreme

    1...e5

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #22

    Salimi98

    I really like e5.Game becomes more tactical and you dont need you know lot of theory like sicilian!

    I play e5 and these defenses againt these opennings:!

    king' gambit => falkbeer counter gambit

    danish gambit =>d5 line

    ruy lopez => berlin defense or sometimes janisch gambit

    Italian game(Bc4) => two knight defense ulvestad variation

    of course you should know how to play against scotch game and scotch gambit(pretty easy)

    I had great succsuus with this repertoire

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #23

    I_Am_Second

    1...d5

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #24

    GodIike

    If i didnt play the sicilian, id defs go for an alekhine, just because the concept is interesting

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #25

    Brazil_World

    in decreasing order of frequency:

    e5, c5, e6, d5, c6, Nc6, b6

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #26

    Whob

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #27

    Fiveofswords

    all of the well known things are fine. I play 2.e5 personally and i favor the petroff. BUt i dont know if its better or worse than all the other standard openings. But i suggest you play something fairly standard. Trying to be too creative on move 1 is frankly rather goofy and immature, and wont perform well.

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #28

    PaullHutchh

    e5, Philidor defense

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #29

    mathgenius1157

    I play the Sicilian Yugoslav most of the time. Occasionally, I play the Schillings Kostic gambit.

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #30

    DrSpudnik

    I thought the Yugoslav was a White attack against the Dragon?

    And that gambit is lame. 4.Nxd4 and Black has no fun.

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #31

    Spiritbro77

    The Pirc

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #32

    W-Luke

    Scandinavian, Berlin Wall, Marshall Gambit, Grivas Variation in the Sicilian, the Pirc.

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #33

    MelvinDoucet

    It took me a while to realize there's no point playing the Sicilian when you're below 2000. Most people will reply 2. Bc4 or some other uncommon move and won't even try to get d4 in. I like playing the French at the moment.

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #34

    Ultraman81

    Against 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 I like to play:

    * Latvian gambit
    * Elephant gambit 
    * Traxler counterattack

    Against 1.e4 e5 2.f4 there's plenty of King's Gambit variations that I can appreciate. 

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #35

    GodIike

    MelvinDoucet wrote:

    It took me a while to realize there's no point playing the Sicilian when you're below 2000. Most people will reply 2. Bc4 or some other uncommon move and won't even try to get d4 in. I like playing the French at the moment.

    I'd consider that a positive? unless you were trying to learns tons of najdorf theory or something?

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #36

    Till_98

    e5, here my main lines:



  • 11 hours ago · Quote · #37

    exomancer

    Either scandinavian or alekhine depending on my mood.

  • 11 hours ago · Quote · #38

    MetalRatel

    GodIike wrote:
    MelvinDoucet wrote:

    It took me a while to realize there's no point playing the Sicilian when you're below 2000. Most people will reply 2. Bc4 or some other uncommon move and won't even try to get d4 in. I like playing the French at the moment.

    I'd consider that a positive? unless you were trying to learns tons of najdorf theory or something?

    If you play an e6 Sicilian (Kan, Taimanov, Scheveningen), you can actually get favorable versions of the French against most of the anti-Sicilians. This is an easy and strong approach to the deviations from the mainlines of the Sicilian if you are conversant with the French.

    Now I suppose there is an argument that you won't get much practice in the Open Sicilian which is the most challenging apsect of the repertoire, but you encounter this problem to an extent with nearly every opening. You should spend the most time on the lines that are relevant to your level. If you play the French at the lower levels, you will probably begin with the Advance and Exchange variations and later spend more time on the Tarrasch and 3.Nc3 main lines as you encounter strong players.


Back to Top

Post your reply: