x
Chess - Play & Learn

Chess.com

FREE - In Google Play

FREE - in Win Phone Store

VIEW

Balogh Defense

  • #1

    The Balogh Defense!!!!

    Pretty risky right? Maybe this maybe just the opening for you!

  • #2

    Maybe this maybe just the opening for you!  Pascalz

    On the other hand, maybe not. What TL was this game played at?

  • #3

    Hello, who want to know something about the Balogh - Defense? ECO Code is A82 or from the 

    pirc side B07. I played around 400 Games with this Opening and I can say that after a few difficulties the black side is sound. There you can find a field of investigation free from opening theorie. A half-open defense with rich possibilities and astonishing positions. I discovered two 

    exchanging variants and a few main variants. 

    Finally I like to say, that I mixed it up with my main choice ' Najdorf' 

    greetings from Germany.   -      sponi.    Aug2017

  • #4

    Cool opening, I like a lot!

  • #5

    Since 5. Qf3 is just a bluff because 5. ...Bxd3 6. Qxb7 fails, 5.Qf3 is therefore incorrect and 5. Nf3 is correct. This improvement leads to a plus for white, I think. I play the Staunton Gambit regularly, so I've faced this.

  • #6

    Hello everybody, I would not played that opening, when it is not worth it. After 6.Dxb7 comes 

  • #7

    That's the Anti-e4 RAR Attack!

    www.chess.com/club/classic-rar

     

  • #8
  • #9

    6..De6 and 7...Le4!

    After 5.Sf3 comes Sf6, 6.Sc3 g6 7.0-0 Lg7. Please let yourself help from the computerengines.

    When someone wants to help me analysing this new opening we were making pioneer work.

    Until now there are only few good games played with this opening. Early Sc6 causes problems,

    so let us play it with the fianchetto.  Until now this is enough: Sponi , NRW, Germany 🙏

  • #10

    It's risky. White pretty much gave Black a free turn with 5.Qf3 and still managed to get a really good attack.

  • #11
    penandpaper0089 wrote:

    It's risky. White pretty much gave Black a free turn with 5.Qf3 and still managed to get a really good attack.>>

    But black played very badly. Black needs to castle k-side, taking advantage of his half open f-file and the fact that white doesn't possess a white squared B with which to pressurise e6. Black equalised and threw it away by castling q-side where white has a ready-made attack.

     

  • #12
    Optimissed wrote:
    penandpaper0089 wrote:

    It's risky. White pretty much gave Black a free turn with 5.Qf3 and still managed to get a really good attack.>>

    But black played very badly. Black needs to castle k-side, taking advantage of his half open f-file and the fact that white doesn't possess a white squared B with which to pressurise e6. Black equalised and threw it away by castling q-side where white has a ready-made attack.

     

    It's one of the problems of these early ...f5 openings. If Black castles short he'll have no counterplay whatsoever with weaknesses on the e-line and c-line. White would have to blunder for the f-file to be more relevant than the mentioned weaknesses, especially with no ...Bg4 cheapos. Usually when they play this stuff they castle long hoping that they can get some kingside attack and their weaknesses won't be the most important factor on the board.

     

    There aren't many other openings that let Black castle queenside quickly without something horrible happening.

  • #13

      This is similar to a rare line in the French Defense, the curiously named "Franco-Hiva Gambit": 1.e4 e6 2.d4 f5. Objectively, it's probably out n' out inferior for black. But it can be tricky for white, especially at fast time controls.....

        This game is a Tarrasch French, but it's essentially a transposition of the same line.......

    I experimented a lot with this line a few years ago. Here's one of my more interesting tries.......

     

  • #14

    Nice games.

  • #15

    d6 and f5?  Yikes!!

  • #16
    #1Aug 10, 2016 

     

     

     

    Of course, simply saying RAR isn't going to rake in every game as a victory. In some games, you need an opening that is very evil, and will confuse the opponent and force him into passivity while being scared, even though he is playing white! That is why I saved chess by creating the rar attack vs. e4. THere are many rar attacks, but only one that is agaisnt e4. without even considering your opponent's reply, play 1...d6 and 2...f5. This may seem dumb but you are RARing his center, getting rid of your pawns, and being very risky, by opening up your king. Opening up your king is bad, but your oponnent will think that you have studied it and deemed it sound, so he will play passively. No more of white taking the initiative! Unless you are playing an engine (Which we do all the time), play the Rar attack!

    My record with the system is 50%, but it should be higher! Look at this game, I drew a master! https://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1311996189

    Play the Anti-e4 RAR attack!

    Don't forget to include your saying, or if online, chatting of RAR!

  • #17

    RAR is the name for 1... d6, 2... f5 defense against 1. e4?  

     

    What does RAR mean?  Or what does it stand for?  What is the origin of this name?  

     

    Is it RAR or Balogh?

  • #18

    There aren't many other openings that let Black castle queenside quickly without something horrible happening.>>

    The c-file is closed and without the B, white has insufficient pressure on e6. Castling opposite, however, isn't conducive to black quickly getting his pieces pointing at white's k-side. If you look at the starting position, white gets his attack in first and the old problem about black having more pawns to defend also rears its head. You've fallen into the trap of believing GMs who play anti-positionally, hoping their tactical skill will prevail.

  • #19

    The Caro-Kann is one opening where black often castles k-side, btw. There are some.

  • #20
    Optimissed wrote:

    There aren't many other openings that let Black castle queenside quickly without something horrible happening.>>

    The c-file is closed and without the B, white has insufficient pressure on e6. Castling opposite, however, isn't conducive to black quickly getting his pieces pointing at white's k-side. If you look at the starting position, white gets his attack in first and the old problem about black having more pawns to defend also rears its head. You've fallen into the trap of believing GMs who play anti-positionally, hoping their tactical skill will prevail.

    Unless White falls for some ...Rxf3 trick there won't be any attack for Black. In the mean time White has this e6 weakness and the e5 square. The c-line is semi-open and White can pressure the pawn on c7. You can try and fix this with a knight move but that will cost you two turns and even then White can just minority attack instead. So Black has two weaknesses in the position and White didn't lose anything for it. It's just really hard for Black if he doesn't castle long. At least then he can get some tactical chances.

     

    Yeah there are other openings that let you castle long but here you're pretty likely to be able to do it. In other openings White has to cooperate to get those positions.

Top

Online Now