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What opening is this?


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #21

    InfiniteFlash

    well theres one opening in which na3 stuff is okay. This opening was popularized by a russian GM,  a totally legitimate opening, = but with fair chances for both sides.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vadim_Zvjaginsev

     



  • 23 months ago · Quote · #22

    AndyClifton

    Gimpalersan wrote:

    It would be interesting to see some master's opinions on it though.

    Okay, here's one:  it's lame.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #23

    netzach

    Looks like amalgamation of English-Opening (good!) and Sodium-Attack (bad).

    umm... Good luck with it! 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #24

    AndyClifton

    A recent victim of a sodium attack:

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #25

    Oran_perrett

    it's funny because the sodium attack has a very good score for white... and i genuinely "lol"ed at that andy!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #26

    mattyf9

    Hahaha. Typical Andy. Too bad you're not a master.

    AndyClifton wrote:

    Gimpalersan wrote:

    It would be interesting to see some master's opinions on it though.

    Okay, here's one:  it's lame.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #27

    Scottrf

    Oran_perrett wrote:

    it's funny because the sodium attack has a very good score for white... and i genuinely "lol"ed at that andy!

    Yeah but the score is probably more to do with the higher rated player having the white pieces in all of those games.

    @matty. Andy is a master.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #28

    Bill_C

    RIP Bobby Flay LOL

    +1 andy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #29

    InfiniteFlash

    mattyf9 wrote:

    Hahaha. Typical Andy. Too bad you're not a master.

    AndyClifton wrote:

    Gimpalersan wrote:

     

    It would be interesting to see some master's opinions on it though.

     

     

    Okay, here's one:  it's lame.

    andyclifton is a uscf NM.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #30

    joshuatravian

    Gimpalersan. I think the reason that no one is giving you the name of this opening is because it has no name mainly because

    1. it creates too many weaknesses in your camp to compensate for the attack on whites king

    2. White has faster development

    3. And if there are no master games that start like this then that means grandmaster think it is bad

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #31

    kikvors

    Gimpalersan: Na3/Na6 isn't particularly good as a defensive move. A knight on a3 only really defends c2 and c4, and those are hardly the most critical squares in your position. Besides, they aren't even attacked yet! Moves are precious things, you only get a limited amount, and here you spend move 2 defending against something that may never become relevant in the whole game. And why move it now? Isn't there anything more important to do on move 2?

    Unless there something concrete in the position, c3 and d2 are just superior squares for the knight to go to. That is because the center is important in every game, and  knights can influence center squares from there.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #32

    kkbell420

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  • 18 months ago · Quote · #33

    Bill_C

    OK GImpalersan, I have really only a few questions here as in post 6. I am assuming by the bio you must be around 18. So this has to be high school/prep school chess team I assume (or club if that is the description).

    My real questions then are thus: are you the best chess player in the club at your school and if so, what the heck are they teaching you guys in terms of opening principles? This is something I would expect in coffee house or rapid (3-5 min controls) play chess as a surprise opening. I would not expect a  club or even hobby player to think this a serious attempt at anything other than a test to see how fast Black can punish White for his mistake?

    Please tell me you have abandoned this move for something a bit more useful as of late say 2. Nf3?


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