Open game after 1.d4?

HeartOfStone

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?

Dark_Falcon
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 .

Frootloop2

tarrasch defense is pretty open

LavaRook

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.

hicetnunc

Tarrasch defence

Andre_Harding

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

Pacifique

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.

HeartOfStone

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.