Opening preparation - Bishop's Opening
Since last year October I started to play the Bishop's Opening. The reason for that was because I was not happy with positions and results I got from the Scotch opening, and when playing 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 as white I also had to prepare for the Latvian gambit, and the Elephant gambit and more.
I got a little bit inspired to play the Bishop's Opening when I saw that FM van Baarle was playing it in otb chess.
The pleasant thing about the Bishop's opening is that is quite easy to learn and play, while still a flexible opening, and lots of opponents don't seem very well prepared (but maybe now, after playing against it, they are ), and some might even confuse some lines with the Italian opening.
So far the results have been extremely well. Better than in any other opening I have played so far, with black and white, scoring almost 90% out of more than 500 games.
Let's first look at some short games with it.
Some longer games :
Another option in the Bishop's Opening is the Urusov gambit,
which I have not tried yet :
For further reading :
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=45610 (FM van Baarle chess games)