My own variation of King pawn opening

Aug 14, 2015, 9:04 PM |

It is normal to have e4,e5; Bc4.  I tried to vary and started playing Bb5.  To my astonishment, I found it is more useful in timed games.  Reason being a simple one.  Black's Queen pawn cannot be moved as long as the bishop remain in the diagonal to King.  Advantage is people take time to analyse first, where you gain time.  Then, people who are cool, ignore this.  Others respond to Bb5 with a6 when white plays a4.  Followed by -b5; Bb3.  Now the Bishop is in line with the black's f7.

As Chess is like war, it is a small diversion on the opponent giving time advantage and this is more about attacking the psyche of the opponent.  

OK!  This can be tackled successfully, but it is rare.  And that is for next post.