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Which openings give you the most trouble?


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #1

    fischer

    Which openings give you the most trouble?

     

    For me, the French is very difficult to play against, even more so than the Sicilian. As Black, the Taimanov (or Flick-Knife) Variation of the Benoni has forced me to give up playing 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5. I now only play the Benoni after White has played Nf3, which blocks the dreaded f-pawn.


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #2

    Patzer24

    I hate playing black against 1. d4, always the c8 bishop ends up being bad. Either it is stuck behind away from the action, or when I try to develop the c8 bishop then I get killed on the b7 square.

     

    I am still looking for a good system to play against 1. d4, any suggestions? Innocent


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #3

    fleiman

    MattHelfst wrote:

    I hate playing black against 1. d4, always the c8 bishop ends up being bad. Either it is stuck behind away from the action, or when I try to develop the c8 bishop then I get killed on the b7 square.

     

    I am still looking for a good system to play against 1. d4, any suggestions?


    What do you think about Volgesky Gambit in Benony:

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6

    You have a sharp game and there are no problems with the Bishop on c8.

     


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #4

    likesforests

    The Slav and Semi-Slav as Black. It seems like White gets too much attack for that pawn, and Black only hangs on by a thread. I've been much happier since I switched to the Nimzo-Indian and Queen's Indian defenses.


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #5

    XameleoN

    LaughingHow do you think ??Laughing
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #6

    fischer

    MattHelfst wrote:

    I hate playing black against 1. d4, always the c8 bishop ends up being bad. Either it is stuck behind away from the action, or when I try to develop the c8 bishop then I get killed on the b7 square.

     

    I am still looking for a good system to play against 1. d4, any suggestions?


    Ironically, a friend and I the other day were talking about this very subject. That light-squared bishop can really be a nuisance at times. It kills me in the Dutch Leningrad, and I can't wait to trade that thing off at the first opportunity in the Benoni.

     

    Maybe you should try the Nimzo? (I like to fianchetto that bishop whenever possible in that line.)


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #7

    UberCryxic

    Weirdly enough, the King's Gambit when I'm black......
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #8

    Kingskiller

    I don't like all kinds of queen gambit(including Semi-Slav etc), but I often play    1.d4 hoping my opponent will play Nimzo-Indian defence what is my favorite whether I play black or white.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #9

    rich

    If your black one out from your king can sometimes do good,if the person your playing with plays b4 and you play queen f3. And your player dosen't see you can get your queen on their back line. 
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #10

    Etienne

    UberCryxic wrote: Weirdly enough, the King's Gambit when I'm black......

     Why do you find this weird?


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #11

    erik

    d4 as black. other than that i usually control the opening with king's indian structures.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #12

    Sprite

    I love all openings =D

    I sometimes play poorly against openings I don't know, panicking instead of trying to play for basic development.


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #13

    chesskia

     

           I think a combined repetoire of Bog/ Nimzo-Indian as sugguested by Roman Dzin,Lev Alburt, and Eugene Pereishteyn.All my piece get play. I've tried many others until I settled on this plan. Matt try it.


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #14

    ericmittens

    Any D-pawn opening where white does not play 2.c4 gives me big headaches. Mostly because I dont know any theory on these openings and white usually specializes.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #15

    ivandh

    I don't like positional games like the French Defense, where it is very difficult to maneuver and some moves have to be seen well in advance.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #16

    fischer

    ericmittens wrote:Any D-pawn opening where white does not play 2.c4 gives me big headaches. Mostly because I dont know any theory on these openings and white usually specializes.

    I hear you because 1 d4 without 2 c4 usually leads to a dull, boring game (assuming 3 c4 isn't played). If your reply is 1 d4 Nf6, then you might want to give 2 ... c5 a try. It immediately opens up your queenside and puts pressure on the d4-square.)


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #17

    chewybac5

    I too hate most 1. d4 openings, but im starting to learn more theory behind them, and thusly how to counter them more effectively.

    Also I hate this one kid i know who plays 1. a3?? It makes no sense to me at all...


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #18

    fischer

    It probably makes no sense to him either.  Smile
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #19

    chewybac5

    He says he heard about some GM playing 1. a3 and winning, so he thinks hes sweet when he does it....
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #20

    fischer

    That's hilarious. Tell him the only problem is that he's not a GM.  Wink

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