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The English Opening ...1. C4 immediately puts the D file under pressure...Black can still advance and even prosper but will probably lose the Queen's pawn in the process.
1. C4 asks Black questions early on, especially when used in tandem with E4 within the next 2-3 moves. Not impossible questions of course but Black's attempts to build momentum in the centre are checked. Key action is often diverted to the files either side of C, D and E. A race to concentrate forces and attack down the flanks develops.
That's my view anyway!
I rather like the Colle-Zuketort variation for white, but lately I have been trying out the English opening as well. For black, I usually play Sicilian.
by black caro cann
by white queens gambit declined
I love a good Grand Prix Attack
Against e4, the sicilian schevenigen.
against d4, the the KID or the chigorin
white: queens gambit, trompowsky, evans gambit
black:caro kann, kings indian,latvian gambit
My two favorite openings are the Ponziani and the Center Counter with this line 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5. Also like Bb5 vs many Sicilian lines.
Hey! Chess master! I like scholars mate too.
I'm a fan of the English game for white and French for black. Very European for an American.
Scholar'a mate is not an opening?
To play against? The gay retard opening, which comes out of the Grob:
1.g4,e5 2.Nh3,d5 3.f3. That's the transposition, the typical move order is 1.g4,d5 2.f3,e5 3.Nh3
My friend invented the system after I fool's mated him, because he just HAD to have that atrocious pawn structure lol!
WHY OH WHY should someone not take the queen at the game of post #81 am i missing sth????
The 3.Bc4 version of the King's Gambit (instead of the much more common 3.Nf3). It can transpose into standard lines found in the Vienna and 'normal' King's Gambit, but it has many lines that are uniquely its own. It can get very messy, which I like. And the white K, especially when black plays 3... Qh4+, can become very exposed, yet paradoxically very safe. Its a lot of fun to play if you like wild lines that are very unbalanced.
My favourite endgame is this:
Oh wait, you asked for openings? Maybe the ruy lopez, I have a +10 score with no loses after something like 16 games.
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