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Van't Kruijs Opening

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  • 38 hours ago

    ilhm

  • 3 weeks ago

    cheech1981

    I've gotten this a couple times just in the past couple days in 10|0. I've looked back at some of my previous games, and it just seems like, when I lose as black, it's because I fail to find the decisive blow, not because white did anything special.

    In postmortem analysis, the comp agrees, giving black a small advantage out of the opening, and that advantage can grow quickly if white isn't careful.

    As black I have to improve at finding the tactics and mates. But even if white manages to trade pieces into an endame, often white has screwed up his pawn structure at some point or misplaced his remaining pieces for defensive reasons (if black has played actively and taken the center and initiative).  I just don't get why people would want to play this for white--it's slow, passive, concedes the center, cramps own pieces, immediately lets black not only equalize but have a slight edge in many cases, etc. Maybe if white transposes into a king's indian type, although there must be a reason that that's rarely seen at top level (I'm guessing the issues with the center but not sure).

  • 4 weeks ago

    prabp

    I won against this opening

  • 4 weeks ago

    cheech1981

    @Viviplex The opening gives black an easy and relatively free game starting from move 1. If white isn't careful, black even gets the initiative, and white ends up playing a slow, passive, cramped, defensive position in many cases. That probably has something to do with why this opening does indeed score terribly for white, at least in the master database. I'm not arguing that white is losing out of the opening, but it just seems like a strange choice. If you want a slow positional game, why not play 1. d4 instead?  

  • 4 weeks ago

    Viviplex

    its not terrible its basically like the french defense only for white.

  • 5 months ago

    hrgamrga

    I am fairly new to Chess, and I've accidentaly tried this opening. And managed to win. After e3, I've played f4 instead od d4, not really going to have a battle for the center, rather the king's side. I've managed to win the game, using my king's side knight and bishop to establish a very strong position on the king's side. What do you think about this position? I've managed to win the game, but me and my opponent made more than a few mistakes in the process. Is f4 a good follow up to e3?

  • 5 months ago

    manishghop

    i use to win always with d4/e4 i think its the best opening......

    for white....

  • 5 months ago

    Genaro9902000

    e3 is merely an advanced french and it has been said it transposes many lucrative ways. It is totally sound however, maybe not the best choice. Hey everyone quit talking and start playing. The proof is in the pudding.

  • 6 months ago

    newplayer10101

    My computer's chess version plays this opening against most of my openings. It destroys me everytime. possibly because it is 2500+..

  • 7 months ago

    Taradhron

    I guess this is my first comment, but so what! I actually have personally used this opening very many times with rather good results, though I used to play against a computer-board, which is now easy for me to beat even at it's hardest level. However, this works pretty fine, it allows the kingside Bishop to move, it will help Queen to get out (although this is not very useful, it usually gets out anyway). The queenside Bishop could later be fianchettoed to b2. It tends to lead into a bit more hypermodern play, since fianchettoed Bishop will attack through the center, White will not have as strong a pawn center as he could have after 1.e4 or 1.d4, but instead gives Black a chance to build one and then attacks it. It is true that 1.e3 is a bit "passive" or something (and definitely not a classical opening move) but it will change the course of the play from basic center pawn openings. 

    Having said this, I almost never use this one anymore, since I started to like quick and strong attacks, and this will not give enough chances for that, I think. I do recommend to study this, especially if you are fond of hypermodern style. Try it out, if it doesn't work, do something else instead!

  • 7 months ago

    cshuenss

    movegameswhite win / draw / black win
    1...Nf6 157
    33.12% 28.66% 38.22%
    1...d5 130
    34.62%   45.38%
    1...g6 125
    22.4%   62.4%
    1...e5 71
    36.62%   45.07%
    1...c5 32
    21.88%   71.88%
    1...f5 20
    65%    
    1...d6 13
    53.85%   30.77%
    1...b6 9
    33.33% 22.22% 44.44%
    1...e6 8
    62.5% 25%  
    1...a5 2
    50% 50%
  • 8 months ago

    chess960masterhemi

    BBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {really}Undecided

  • 8 months ago

    Bharath_Lakshmanan

    I used to win only with this opening

  • 8 months ago

    SakshiCHESS

    I have win many tournament games with this opening.

  • 9 months ago

    MaxLangeIsGood

    @rastalion: Based on the assumption that white recaptures with queen (no games in database) it´s bad, but white recaptures with exd, don´t they?

  • 9 months ago

    sportchef

    This is too passive

  • 10 months ago

    jorpele

    Worse then the sodium opening (which is saying something)

  • 13 months ago

    MinecraftFinest

    Intresting but a losing percentage. Everything that controls the center (except for f5) can beat this "french opening". This isn't a counterattack aganist the center if black doesn't move his e-pawn.

    568 Games in Database (View Games )

    Result:

    33.1% 20.25% 46.65%

     

    Possible Continuations:

    movegameswhite win / draw / black win
    1...Nf6 157
    33.12% 28.66% 38.22%
    1...d5 130
    34.62%   45.38%
    1...g6 125
    22.4%   62.4%
    1...e5 71
    36.62%   45.07%
    1...c5 32
    21.88%   71.88%
    1...f5 20
    65%    
    1...d6 13
    53.85%   30.77%
    1...b6 9
    33.33% 22.22% 44.44%
    1...e6 8
    62.5% 25%  
    1...a5 2
    50% 50%
  • 13 months ago

    cheech1981

    White has noticeable losing percentage in almost all lines in master games in the database...

  • 15 months ago

    rastalion

    I'm no expert, but against 1. e3 I always play c5.  If white plays d4 later I trade c pawn for d pawn, not really good for white.  If he wants an advanced central pawn he now has to play e4 later and has lost a tempo.  What compensation does white have when 1. e3 is met with c5?  I do not see any.

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