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Saragossa Opening

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  • 4 months ago


    This game shows this opening badly played.

  • 5 months ago


    It does not deprive your knight it just works more like the Ponziani opening which has a few traps. If you have studied Caro kahn and Ponziani then the theory for this opening can be rather lethal. If you know nothing of it then you are just neive.

  • 5 months ago


     I do not do this. It is quite insecure.

  • 6 months ago


    Like a reversed Caro-Kann

  • 6 months ago


  • 7 months ago


    c4 is better

  • 9 months 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?

  • 11 months ago


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

  • 15 months ago


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

  • 16 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.

  • 16 months ago


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

  • 16 months ago


    From my experience this is great against stronger players!

  • 2 years ago


    i usually play nf3 then c3

  • 2 years ago


    whatever. . .

  • 3 years ago


    this trap is for beggners

  • 3 years ago


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

  • 3 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.

  • 3 years ago


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

  • 3 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

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