e4 e5

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1


    Anyone have an especially nice way to counter 1... e5?

    I've usually played 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 or 3. Bb5. 3. Bb5 seems good. Also, I liked 3. Bc4 a lot, especially against Bc5, but I had trouble finding something against 3...Nf6. 4.d4 and 4. Ng5 never worked out. Another problem is against Petroff, which I find kind of annoying.

    I'm also considering 2. Bc4 (Bishop's Opening), KIA against 1...e5, or trying to learn how to beat Petroff. Any suggestions?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3


    My dubious philosophy is: If your playing the white side of 1.e4 e5, go with a gambit. The quickest way to do this is 2.d4, and after 2...exd4, take your pick of 3.Nf3, Bc4, c3 or even f4 (but forget 3.Qxd4, it defeats the purpose of a gambit but letting black get the initiative by harassing the queen). I mean, what more could you ask for? A choice of beautuful developing moves, while black has to figure out if and how he should defend his lone pawn on d4. Lately, I've been experimenting with 3.Bf4, which I haven't seen in the few databases I checked, but seems perfectly playable.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4


    KG or BC

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5


    Thanks for the help, everyone. Any good way to counter Petroff? :P

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6


    Sure. Easy: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 ........ Or, if you're really adventurous, 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7. 

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8


    1. e4 d5 2.exd5 3.Qxd5 ...

    Known as the Centre Counter.

    If somebody uses it against you, immediately do 2. e5

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #11


    But what's your plan here, andrewf2002? Are both side trying to bore each other to death? Just a quick note about copying the other guy's moves: usually, white has the edge. As black, you can't take it too far.....

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #12


    You could try a King's Gambit.

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