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I was wondering what this opening is called, I don't really use these ones much. It seems just as committed tactic-wise as it does transposable midgame. No help, please. :]
Go look at his current games and you will find it.
The position after White's second move could alternatively be described as a Reversed Sicilian Defense. As noted by Chris above, it's really an English Opening (which usually starts 1.c4 e5) but Black's second move makes it an independent opening, not part of standard opening theory.
This for black would be called the loser's defense.
Reversed Sicilian is actually a gameplan I've adopted into quite a bit. Development seems to look more familiar while the game progresses, since many pieces are codependant on others. Thoughts on transposable midgames, still early for it as nobody castled or struck seriously yet.
I agree that this doesn't have a name and you get to name it. You played the strategy of pushing the pawn to c5 well and I think that's the right thing to do. Here is another way that it could have gone similarly -- this is how I would recommend to play as White in the unlikely event that you ever see this again.
5. Nd5 forcing 5. ... Qd8 is a big gain of time.
True, but I think that the threat is stronger than the execution. White's not gaining that much with 5.Nd5 because the Knight is more flexible on c3. Black's not losing much with 5...Qd8 because the Queen is misplaced on f6, and White is forcing Black to defend the vunlerable c7 square. After 5.Be2! Black has a problem: he can't play 5...Nge7 because of 6.Ne4 winning the Bishop.
The point is well taken.
check it out now, triple fork lol
That isn't an opening, it's a series of random moves. No offence, but I can't see any variations off the top of my head that would help White, and he doesn't appear to have any theme or plan.
It's a variation for Black characterized by the opening moves 1.e3 e5 2.c4 Qf6, or 1.c4 e5 2.e3 Qf6. It's not the best way for Black to play, certainly, but it's also not "a random series of moves".
All it takes is a change of plans to alter one opening into another. Besides, the gameplan was pressure on the left and I followed through. I would actually choose this opening again if I had the opportunity, but not everyone responds with their queen on the second move...oh yes, 3 moves left in said game unless I'm mistaken. :]
Great stuff! White's superiority is so dominant, he can even sit back and allow the opponent leave the black Queen en prise.
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