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Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation

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  • 3 weeks ago


    so obvious


  • 5 weeks ago


    It bears down on the center and follows another rule of thumb:knights before bishops, but the down side is the pawn lock behind that knight oppossed to an english opening qbp to C4- the pawn gets out of the way. 
    Ground you gain is ground you lose is a rule of the pawns though.

  • 7 weeks ago


    preparation for castling

  • 7 months ago


    yes it's flexible

  • 10 months ago


    Very flexible and playable opening. It is my secret weapon :)

  • 12 months ago


    this is the Reti opening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Tongue Out

  • 16 months ago


    what is it ?

  • 17 months ago


    not good

  • 17 months ago



  • 19 months ago


    Yes. I like it

  • 23 months ago


    Please be relevant, helpful & nice             esta apertura la utilizo para distraer al oponente y atacar lo mas rapido posible a su reina!not a languge

  • 23 months ago


    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 23 months ago


    is weird

  • 3 years ago


    Not nearly developed enough to be disregarded as a losing symmetrical variation. It's only the first move of eachplayer! Black has plenty of flexibility. White goes Nimzo-Larsen with 2. b3 and black responds by grabbing the center with d5. White plays d4, Black can still play symmetrically and hope to convert to the Tarrasch Defense.

  • 3 years ago


    I actually like this opening.

  • 3 years ago


    this sucks

  • 3 years ago


    for black

  • 3 years ago


    i use this opening

  • 3 years ago


    Honestly, as a frequent 1. Nf3 player, I find this reply by black to be the most annoying and the most accurate. I like to maintain complete flexibility, and to retain the ability to steer the game into a queen's pawn opening if I want to. Seemingly logical moves like 1...d5, 1...Nc6, 1...c5, 1...e6, and so on are just way too commital. One might play 1...d5 thinking it is "agressive", and after 2. d4 suddenly find oneself in the middle of a classical queen's gambit position. If one plays something other than the QGD, QGA, or Slav, this can be a big problem. Also, after 1...Nc6 2. d4, black is in a bit of trouble, unless he happens to be a big Chigorin defense fan. Others on this thread have mentioned this point already, but it bears repeating. When facing 1. Nf3, you simply HAVE to keep transpositional possiblities in mind, or you might end up in an entirely unfamiliar position.

  • 4 years ago


    This is how I play against 1. nf3 makes white set the pace and you gain the effect of not having to show. White can play queen pawn, english or stay true to the Zukatort with g3 or b3

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