Portuguese Opening: 1. e4, e5 2. Bb5

JogoReal wrote:
penandpaper0089 escreveu:

I mean sure it's playable as anything else. I don't like playing against 2...Nf6 which seems to just ignore White's ideas and work out in the end. 3.d3 and 3.Qe2 look interesting to me and aren't the main moves but I think 3.d4 just leads to a typical middlegame that isn't all that surprising to anyone.


What "typical middle game" is that after 1.e4 e5 2.Bb5 Nf6 3.d4? Can you show us a game?

This doesn't look like difficult play to me and there are similar positions in many other king's pawn openings.






JogoReal:  Is it really fun to you dropping pieces? (14.Bxb7?? Nd7 and you can already pack and go home).

Of course this is not totally relevant in a blitz game, but still I fail to see any element of fun...


Yes, correct would be 14.Nf3 with score +0.30. I was already at home.


Here's an opening similar to the Portuguese. It's only used in bullet though. If tried anywhere else, its most certainly you will lose. 



which is the best opening for d4

varadsalunkhe2006 wrote:

which is the best opening for d4

What I just showed above your comment. 


This is the best way to play it.

1. e4 e5 2. Bb5 c3 3. Ba4 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nc3! Qxg2 6. Qf3 Qxf3 7. Nxf3 f6 8. Rg1 with equal chances.


If you want to incorporate Bb5 into your opening, play the Ruy Lopez. 



 c6. Maybe even a6 if you prefer but c6 looks like immediate slightly-better-than-equalisation.