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I want to make a forum about our favorate lines in the open games aka 1.e4 and 1...e5 for either color. Here are some of mine
and a little weapon of mine
Is that Chigorin? Nah, nevermind.
My favorite line in an open game was the Berlin wall which starts up with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 and so on.
Should I use diagram on it?
I like the Breyer and Zaitsev variations in the Ruy Lopez. I also like the Evans gambit just because it's cool.
@nylesel cant that be converted very easily into a well known drawn endgame?
@Moses the evans is interesting but considered inferior now a days. Im not a big fan of the Zaitsev, Sokolov killed it in the TATA steel he played like a hybrid of it
Berlin has many chances for a drawn endgame, but I like to play it since that theory requires great positional understanding and to be a good strategist. :D
But it's still an open game right?
Kasparov do losses on Berlin against Kramnik on championship match, but there's a game where Kasparov then learns how to play it against Kramnik and win the game. I can share the game here if you want to, :D
Anything starting with 1.e4...e5 is considered oepn but pelase no petrov or philidor posts :P
@chessteenager, Kasparov played the Evans a few times, I believe it is considered sound even at the top level, although obviously to risky to be a major opening. At my level however it is definitely playable.
I believe Sokolov was playing the Archangelesk variation rather than the Zaitsev, and he actually did quite well with it getting good positions out of the opening. It was just his inferior play after the opening that cost him.
Hmm ill take your word on it. I dont play the Lopez as white anyway and as black i try for the marshall or chigoran or breyer
He didn't lose against the Berlin, all the games were drawn. But he was outprepared by Kramnik, and couldn't win against Kramnik, which won twice in the match. The Berlin was the ¨drawing¨ weapon against Kasparovs ¨winning with white¨ style, but none(!) of the Berlin games played in the WC match was boring!
The Zaitsev follows the same move order as the Chigorin and the Breyer up to move 9, where you play Bb7 rather than Na5 or Nb8. It is the most dynamic of those three variations since black chooses to increase pressure on the centre with pieces rather than prepare to counter in the centre with a pawn break.
In the Archangelesk you play b5 on move 5 (one move earlier than in the closed Ruy) and develop the dark squared bishop to c5 rather than e7. So it is, at least aesthetically, a more aggressive option and i'm assuming more risky for black. Actually I quite like the idea of this variation although i've never played it. Sokolov seemed pretty well prepared but he simply wasn't playing well enough to go with the other players at tata in the middlegame and endgame.
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