Find an opening that suits my playing style well.

  • #121

    My playing style is to shuffle pieces back and forth and wait for the other guy or gal to lose.

    I haven't found any opening that's suitable for this yet.

  • #122

    Then, I guess your definition of "solid reasoning" is at best strange.

    Here is 14-year old Magnus playing the Balogh A WHOLE TEMPO DOWN as white, and smashing his GM opponent in less than 20 moves...



  • #123
    linuxblue1 wrote:

    My playing style is to shuffle pieces back and forth and wait for the other guy or gal to lose.

    I haven't found any opening that's suitable for this yet.

     

    I have found one! Play the Hedgehog it's built on the concept to remain in your own third of the board and shuffle around until the opponent shows his hand. Sergey Shipov's 2 books on the Complete Hedgehog are superb, and you can play it against many different openings!

  • #124

    I have a suggestion for choosing openings. In the first volume of Yusupov's Build up your chess series, the only chapter on openings is gambits. The reason I can see behind this is that through playing gambits regularly you keep reminding yourself how important development is over anything else. Any opening can then be played in a sharp attacking style or slow positional style.

    The best way to improve tactical awareness and understand the crucial role of development in the opening is to play true gambits. Buy Boris Alterman's three books, and you will gradually become a more dangerous player. If you then find that you don't enjoy sharp attacking play that much, you can always switch to a complete positional repertoire, which is fairly easy to do: just play the Caro-Kann, the Nimzo and the Queen's Indian like Karpov did.

  • #125

    That's a great game, Pfren!

    I think I may have seen it before. 

    Oh, so has the OP. I posted the same game in  #64 in this thread! Surprised

  • #126

    Great game, Pfren. Carlsen has such a tremendous feel for the initiative in open games.

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