Zukertort Opening

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  • 3 years ago


    Nf3 Nc6 d4!! LOL they gotta play a chigorin now!

  • 4 years ago


    bad openingFrown

  • 5 years ago


    Wilbur, what makes you say that this is a weak opening for White? 100% says even to me! :D

  • 6 years ago


    When I played 1.Nf3 against scholastic players they would usually respond with 1...Nc6 because they almost always started  their games with either color with the standard e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 Bc4 etc.

    I don't think I ever followed up with 2.Nc3 tho. I wonder if they would've responded with Nf6...

  • 6 years ago



    The result is 100% draw!

    No one plays d4 here.

  • 6 years ago


    This opening looks like after a couple more moves it will have to transpose into the Italian Game or the Ruy Lopez, or one of the other common openings so it's weak stats are probably due to people reaching those openings through conventional means instead of this round-about way.  This opening isn't in wikipedia (ECO: A04 is the Reti Opening, 1. Nf3), probably because it usually transposes into more common openings.

  • 6 years ago


    good for black

  • 6 years ago


    hmm...I can see the argument against it, but surely all those things hold true for black?

  • 6 years ago


    the knights are blocking the c and f pawns, which are generally used to grab space. When the e and d pawns are moved forward, the bishops won't be able to develop much.

  • 6 years ago


    Anyone have any views on why this seems to be such a weak opening for white?

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