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Saragossa Opening

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  • 8 weeks ago


    "If you are going to play this, why not just offer to play black instead??"

    easy, this is a changed colours Caro-kann with one more move, why refuse for it?

  • 3 months ago


    if you plan to castle kingside it is good to pawnstorm blacks queenside later.

  • 8 months ago


    If you are going to play this, why not just offer to play black instead??

  • 8 months ago


    My 11-year old sister uses this opening along with the other openings she memorized. It became one of her lethal weapons in chess though she still studies other openings unfamiliar to her. This is white's version of Caro-Kann Defense.

  • 9 months ago


    IT is okay if you are going for a d5 push later

  • 9 months ago


    From my experience this is great against stronger players!

  • 15 months ago



  • 19 months ago


    i usually play nf3 then c3

  • 21 months ago


    whatever. . .

  • 2 years ago


    this trap is for beggners

  • 2 years ago


    @Ivanenko ....mating pattern is similar to gucco piano....

  • 2 years ago


    It can easily lead into some sharp variations such as Colle's System or London System or some form of sharp attack to the king side with the light squared bishop at c2 or d3. It also does support a d4 or b4 pawn push which lends itself into Polish opening and Queen's Pawn opening. This can also transpose into Ponziani Opening or Macleod Attack if 1. c3 e5 2. e4.

  • 2 years ago


    I had some good games with it...Saragossa transposed into something home made!

  • 2 years ago


    its just not particularly aggressive, does nothing to reinforce the center, and if you say it protects d4, well your queen already does that and if you needed o you could play c3 anyways, plus it also deprives your knight of useful square and does nothing to develop any pieces

  • 3 years ago


    whats the advantage of this opening over say, just about anything else

  • 3 years ago


    its not really bad, and can be good waiting move...

  • 3 years ago


    Why do people hate this opening??? It's not explored much!!

  • 3 years ago


    Opens up your queen.

  • 3 years ago


    This opening is great only if you have white and love defense.

  • 3 years ago


    Generally, in chess, some people sometimes win with the black pieces.  Similarly, some people sometimes win despite throwing away their opportunity to make a good first move with the white pieces.  That's why people will rationalize ANY first move with white.  Espeically if it's given an exotic opening name.

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