New Opening as white

d0gofch3ss

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a new opening I could play in future. Previously after 1. e4 e5, I have enjoyed playing the scotch, but I have grown to not enjoy the opening that much. Any suggestions on openings I could try out at relatively low levels? (Around maybe ~1500-1800 FIDE)

I wouldn't mind something a bit uncommon would such as maybe ponziani or something. If its not too much to ask, maybe link a few good books for that as well?

Thanks in advance

Mi_Amigo

Try reti opening

ThrillerFan
d0gofch3ss wrote:

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a new opening I could play in future. Previously after 1. e4 e5, I have enjoyed playing the scotch, but I have grown to not enjoy the opening that much. Any suggestions on openings I could try out at relatively low levels? (Around maybe ~1500-1800 FIDE)

I wouldn't mind something a bit uncommon would such as maybe ponziani or something. If its not too much to ask, maybe link a few good books for that as well?

Thanks in advance

I am on a cell phone and not a laptop, so I will not be copying links, but will mention a few possibilities and you can search Amazon or the publisher's site (I mention the publisher in parenthesis).

 

Only decent book I know on the Ponziani is "Play the Ponziani" (Everyman).  I think it was written about 10 years ago, but theory does not change much there, unlike say, the Najdorf.

If you want a line many GMs are using these days since the Berlin is getting to annoy Ruy Lopez players, you could try the more modern way of playing the Italian with d3 and c3 instead of c3 and d4.  There is a book from a few years ago named "The Slow, But Venemous, Italian" (New in Chess)

 

Otherwise you have "Playing the Kings Gambit" (Quality Chess).  Something like 700 pages of theory, almost all of the lines where black accepts is 3.Nf3 as Shaw seems to think 3.Bc4 is busted, though GM Damien Lemos would beg to differ.

Darthmambo

I would try the Ponziani, it is very interesting. the everyman book is good and I like Andrew Martin foxy DVD is a good intro.

RussBell

The following book provides detailed, comprehensive coverage, focusing on the 4.c3/5.d3 (i.e., not 5.d4) Italian Game....while also covering everything after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bc4 ...

Winning With the Slow But Venomous Italian by Karsten Muller & Georgios Souleidis...

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9037.pdf

Here Tim Harding analyzes the Ponziani Opening and reviews the book "Play The Ponziani" by Taylor & Hayward...

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627043022/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/kibitz172.pdf

shashm

spanish worral is interesting:

 

shashm

London System:

 

kindaspongey
RussBell wrote:

… Here Tim Harding analyzes the Ponziani Opening and reviews the book "Play The Ponziani" by Taylor & Hayward...

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627043022/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/kibitz172.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627053117/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen130.pdf

kindaspongey
ThrillerFan  wrote:

… Otherwise you have "Playing the Kings Gambit" (Quality Chess).  Something like 700 pages of theory, almost all of the lines where black accepts is 3.Nf3 as Shaw seems to think 3.Bc4 is busted, though GM Damien Lemos would beg to differ.

https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/KingsGambit-excerpt.pdf

https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/kings-gambit/

http://marshtowers.blogspot.com/2013/09/chess-reviews-223.html

kindaspongey

My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White
https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9033.pdf
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/vincent-moret/
Opening Repertoire 1 e4
https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7819.pdf

1 e4 A Comprehensive White Repertoire

https://www.chess.com/blog/logozar/1-e4-a-comprehensive-white-repertoire-blog-preview
Openings for Amateurs by Pete Tamburro
http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2014/05/review-of-pete-tamburros-openings-for.html
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/openings-for-amateurs/
https://www.mongoosepress.com/catalog/excerpts/openings_amateurs.pdf

A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White

http://www.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/A-Simple-Chess-Opening-Repertoire-for-White-76p3916.htm

http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/A_Simple_Chess_Opening_Repertoire_for_White.pdf

A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid by Evgeny and Vladimir Sveshnikov

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9020.pdf

Playing 1.e4

https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/Playing1e4CaroKannandothers-excerpt.pdf

https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/Playing1e4FrenchDefenceSicilianSidelines-excerpt.pdf

https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/Playing1e4SicilianMainLines-excerpt.pdf

Keep it Simple: 1.e4

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9068.pdf

https://www.chess.com/blog/HanSchut/review-keep-it-simple-1-e4-by-im-christof-sielecki

https://www.chess.com/blog/Milliern/a-solution-to-all-of-your-1-e4-problems

1.e4

http://www.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/1-e4-vs-The-French-Caro-Kann-Philidor-76p3875.htm

https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/GMRep-1e4-vol1-excerpt.pdf

https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/Negi_1e4_vs_the_Sicilian_One-excerpt.pdf

https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/GrandmasterRepertoire1e4vsSicilianII-excerpt.pdf

https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/1e4vsSicilianIII-excerpt.pdf

kindaspongey

London material that is possibly of interest:
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627074459/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen85.pdf
http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/Win_with_the_London_System.pdf

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9035.pdf

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7619.pdf

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7767.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627100246/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen139.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093403/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/tips.pdf

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7656.pdf
https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-perfect-opening-for-the-lazy-student
and there is also First Steps: The Colle and London System.
https://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-understand-openings
Some places are now selling a set of London System DVDs by GM Damien Lemos. I understand that there is also a GM Simon Williams DVD on the same subject.

kindaspongey
shashm wrote:

spanish worral is interesting: ...

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627023224/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen94.pdf

kindaspongey
Mi_Amigo wrote:

Try reti opening

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7960.pdf

pumpkin_LN

I usually play Giocco Piano or something but I think the Sicilian might be interesting.