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What is this opening called?


  • 12 months ago · Quote · #21

    Yaroslavl

    All openings result in 1 out of 6 characteristic pawn structures. The pawn structure after 13.Bxe3 is called a Jump Formation. The reason for the name derives from the fact that White's head pawn at d4 is a N's jump away from Black's head pawn at e6. Another characteristic of this pawn formation is that there are no pawns on the 5th rank. This a pawn structure that could result from a poorly played Semi-Slav or a botched French exchange variation.

    The key to any pawn structure are the indicated pawn breaks. For Black there is an indicated pawn break with ...c5 and one contr-indicated pawn break with ...e5. For White There is one indicated pawn break at f5, and 2 contra-indicated pawn breaks (b5 and d5). Black has the half open d-file, White has the half open e-file. Black would like to post a N on d5 and White would like to post a N on e5. The strategic technique in both cases. If Black can post a N on d5, White can play c4 in order to kick the Black N from that post which would result in a pawn at d4 that cannot be defended by another pawn on a half open file that Black can attack. The better method for White would be to exchange the Black N at d5 so that the resulting exchange (...cxd5 or ...exd5) would leave a Black pawn occupying d5. Black' s strategy regarding White's N posting on e5 would be the same as detailed above.

    If you would like to know more please let me know.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #22

    AxeKnight

    Thanks to the cool folks who've actually answered the question! Allows me to look up stuff on google and YouTube. And considering I play another sport full-time, that is how I go about learning chess as much I love it. I just don't have time to read books considering I am practicing my own sport up to 8 hours a day. YouTube ahoy - and that's why I needed some idea what this is.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #23

    AxeKnight

    I guess you feel encouraged to talk rubbish with complete strangers is because you feel like you own this place or something. Don't speak for "people", speak for yourself. But then again, you're just not worth it, so feel free to go feel "disgusted" somewhere else, you social retard.

    Fear_the_Queen wrote:

    If you want to know what an opening is called look up the moves on a database, don't waste the time of other people. The internet is full of chess databases, it isn't hard. If however, you want to find out the name of an opening that it looks like your opponent has made up on the spot, shoot yourself.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #24

    Fixing_A_Hole

    You know there's a button to quote posts, right?  

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #25

    AxeKnight

    The quote thing works differently on the ipad and iphone like it shows here. On the mac it works with that gray box effect thing.

    Fixing_A_Hole wrote:

    You know there's a button to quote posts, right?  

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #26

    badger_song

    Some good books to solve AxKs problems have been suggested here.In addition, I would suggest a chess playing program,such as CM 10k or the like,the idea is to review any opening move that you played poorly against and find  the proper way of handling such moves in the future.Reviewing entire games on a chess engine is also an excellant way to spot tactical blind spots.If you are an experienced player and are facing an opening that you have never seen before,it is probably utter junk.These  openings typically involve unsound play,if you can spot it you will have the advantage.If you review these games with a chess engine your first loss to them will also be your last.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #27

    AxeKnight

    Snowyqueen, hi!

     

    I don't wanna be that guy and I love the advice I'm getting on here. But I play another sport full-time and don't have time to read up on chess just yet. Some time back I read here that a certain opening is called queen's gambit. I looked it up on YouTube and as I did other stuff. I am up to 1400 and I picked up my first chess piece in march. I am bruised and aching after a full day of my own sport - so YouTube not books is how I'm learning right now. Now you know why this booknose fear queen or whatever got me dialed up suggesting I should not post my "DISGUSTING" games. Dude, everyone else, you included is helpful.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #28

    tmkroll

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #29

    Somebodysson

    Yaroslavl wrote:

    All openings result in 1 out of 6 characteristic pawn structures. The pawn structure after 13.Bxe3 is called a Jump Formation. The reason for the name derives from the fact that White's head pawn at d4 is a N's jump away from Black's head pawn at e6. Another characteristic of this pawn formation is that there are no pawns on the 5th rank. This a pawn structure that could result from a poorly played Semi-Slav or a botched French exchange variation.

    The key to any pawn structure are the indicated pawn breaks. For Black there is an indicated pawn break with ...c5 and one contr-indicated pawn break with ...e5. For White There is one indicated pawn break at f5, and 2 contra-indicated pawn breaks (b5 and d5). Black has the half open d-file, White has the half open e-file. Black would like to post a N on d5 and White would like to post a N on e5. The strategic technique in both cases. If Black can post a N on d5, White can play c4 in order to kick the Black N from that post which would result in a pawn at d4 that cannot be defended by another pawn on a half open file that Black can attack. The better method for White would be to exchange the Black N at d5 so that the resulting exchange (...cxd5 or ...exd5) would leave a Black pawn occupying d5. Black' s strategy regarding White's N posting on e5 would be the same as detailed above.

    If you would like to know more please let me know.

    where does a person learn this stuff from? 'Jump structure' and 'pawn breaks'. Is there a single book that teaches this to a beginner like me (playing chess badly for a year.already have bad habits from playing too much too fast, without learning anything. Now slowing down and studying tactics puzzles...)

    ah, I see the gentleman and scholar tmkroll has posted a strategy video. just beginning to watch it now...thanks Ty. 

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #30

    gundamv

    Looks almost like someone tried to play the KIA and completely messed up the pawn structure.  Either that or they just had no idea of what opening principles are.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #31

    chessmicky

    The book that Yaroslavl is quoting from is "Pawn Power in Chess" by Hans Kmoch

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #32

    badger_song

    Fear the Queen,why are you so inflammatory?There was nothing in AxeK's initial post that would justify your subsequent posts.You choose to be purposely provocative,just as others here choose not to be,I was wondering why;what do you get out of it?

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #33

    Somebodysson

    chessmicky wrote:

    The book that Yaroslavl is quoting from is "Pawn Power in Chess" by Hans Kmoch

    thank you chessmicky. 

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #34

    UltraLaser

    The opening is commonly called the mouldy cheese, but as long as it is with a3 too. I imagine it is called so because there are so many holes in the position.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #35

    tmkroll

    Yes and no. I think there are videos that cover openings which will help at this level. It's more about what you take from them. A video that explains the purpose of each move, several such videos in different openings, could be one way to grasp basic principals... seeing them in action, as it were. I doubt AxeKnight is watching them to memorize novelties on move 24 of the Dragon or anything like that.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #36

    lal_badam

    It's Colle varied.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #37

    badger_song

    On the other hand,Snowy,you do need to know how to get out of the opening without having met with disaster.So yes,you do need to  know some opening theory of whichever openings you choose to play ,and those you are likely to meet.But you are right in regards to studying opens sans anything else won't get one very far.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #38

    badger_song

    ...partially correct.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #39

    drakeremington

    its called the two stooges

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #40

    Lady_Autumn

    Is that a bullet game? I've had a bullet game before where my opponent just put out all his pawns on the 3rd rank and did time burners the whole game.


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