Open game after 1.d4?

  • #1

    I don't really like playing the close positions which are so typical when white opens with 1.d4. What defenses give me a fairly open game?

  • #2
    HeartOfStone wrote:

    I don't really like playing the close positions which are so typical when white opens with 1.d4. What defenses give me a fairly open game?

    I would recommend you the Dutch Leningrad or the Benoni.

    When you are an attacking player, you can try the Englund-Gambit 1.d4 e5 .

  • #3

    tarrasch defense is pretty open

  • #4

    Leningrad Dutch and benoni are fine, not that open though. Englund ur just giving away a pawn against a well prepped opponent. Just play the grunfeld. open game and it's fully sound.tarrasch is fine/sound too. Just look at some recent threads to see analysis of the Englund. The Soller for example has some major problems in 4.e4.

  • #5

    Tarrasch defence

  • #6

    Tarrasch Defense, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Slav (main line with 4...dxc4)

  • #7

    The most open ones seems to be Tarrasch and QGA, but Black may appear in bad position very quickly without good knowledge of main ideas and at least some theory.

  • #8

    Tarrasch defense is exactly what I was looking for. The moves are very logical and and it allows me to focus on playing chess rather than keeping up with tons of theory. An IQP is just a small price to pay for that.

    Thanks everybody.

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