Best Chess Openings


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #22

    barbarianhun

    I am a big fan of Caro Kann with black. For the d4 I tend to play old Indian or Pirc, sometimes the Semi-Slavic. Caro-Kann is really fun to play and in hte endgame the black pawn structure is better. I hate blocking my c8 bishop in openings so the Slavic defence is easier to play for me. With white I hate Ruy Lopez when black answers with Marshall attack - I prefer 3. c3 or Bc4 or d4. Black comes back many times strong in Sicilian so I started to experiment with Alapin defense in order to get black into unfamiliar field, but Keres attack is nice too. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #23

    policegooberpicker

    nah, h5 is the best opening

     

    i call it the.... Stupid opening!!!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #24

    jefk

    it depends on your chess rating, i think.

    being more of a correspondence player than

    a sharp tactician, i've looked at many Gm books

    to make a study of the openings, and summarized

    the info, together with new findings, in an E-book:

    http://www.lulu.com/shop/jef-kaan/better-chess-openings/ebook/product-21826451.html

    suitable for beginners up to 1700 or so i suspect,

    look at the preview to get an idea,

    paperback is coming later,

    jef

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #25

    jao12

    nice.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #26

    jefk

    thx, there now also is a kindle version (which is cheaper):

    http://www.amazon.com/LEARNING-CHESS-OPENINGS-intermediate-levels-ebook/dp/B00PULUACW

    and i'm now in the process of finishing a first the paper version 

    jef

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #27

    Shadaxe

    Scotch gambit, transposed from a centre game.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #28

    Fischer-007

    One cannot learn chess in a day, nor a week, nor a month, nor a year. Openings are not supposed to be memorized, they are to be learnt from experiences. One must study openings not to memorize it but to understand its strategy and tactics.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #29

    ChessForRecess

    I think that in the case of the Scotch Defense, can't black just not take? Black can foresee that this will lose one of his main pawns, as the e-pawn is. Then Black will have to do f6 or d6. Then, when White takes, Black simply does fxe5 or dxe5. Then, White will lose one of his central pawns, but Black loses his f or d-pawn (but the d-pawn is center. I recommend using the f-pawn.) Black will have the upper hand.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #30

    elijahnicholls


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