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Test Your Opening Knowledge (2)

SMCB1997

I found a fun way to test your opening knowledge, using puzzles! There is two parts to this so be sure to test the previous one Laughing

It will gradually get harder as it goes on.

                             1. Play the queens Gambit as White.

                                                  

 

                              2. Play the Queens Gambit Declined : Slav Defense as Black

                          

3. Play the Reti Opening as White
4. Play the Birds Opening as White
5. Play the Sicilian Najdorf, Lipnitzky attack variation as Black
6. Play the Ruy Lopez Closed variation as White
I'll be posting more puzzles soon! Thanks guys Cool
KeyifR
echecs06 wrote:

And this one 's for you!

 


Didn't know they start drinking at the age of 14 already ;)

SMCB1997
echecs06 wrote:

And this one 's for you!

 


 Haha thanks :D I'll be sure to keep it until im 18 Wink

ontomorrow

Good, but the last is more specifically the Chigorin Defence to the Ruy Lopez.

SMCB1997
ontomorrow wrote:

Good, but the last is more specifically the Chigorin Defence to the Ruy Lopez.


 Apologies, the website I was using named it the 'Ruy Lopez, Closed'

Thanks for commenting :)

zrylam

I really like this thread even though the Ruy Lopez isn't relevant for me (1. d4) I am really new to the Sicilian and need the book knowledge. Personally I prefer 2. ... Nc6 to d6 but have been playing the latter to avoid the Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack - if you have any 'puzzles' for the Black response to 3. Bb5 I'd really really appreciate it.

SMCB1997
zrylam wrote:

I really like this thread even though the Ruy Lopez isn't relevant for me (1. d4) I am really new to the Sicilian and need the book knowledge. Personally I prefer 2. ... Nc6 to d6 but have been playing the latter to avoid the Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack - if you have any 'puzzles' for the Black response to 3. Bb5 I'd really really appreciate it.


 Okay, no problem I'll try to get on the puzzles on the Ruy Lopez 3. Bb5 :) They should be up soon enough, so dont forget!

Glad you liked the thread Laughing

zrylam
SMCB1997 wrote:
zrylam wrote:

I really like this thread even though the Ruy Lopez isn't relevant for me (1. d4) I am really new to the Sicilian and need the book knowledge. Personally I prefer 2. ... Nc6 to d6 but have been playing the latter to avoid the Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack - if you have any 'puzzles' for the Black response to 3. Bb5 I'd really really appreciate it.


 Okay, no problem I'll try to get on the puzzles on the Ruy Lopez 3. Bb5 :) They should be up soon enough, so dont forget!

Glad you liked the thread


oops I actually meant 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, as Black) not Ruy, sorry for the ambiguity lol

Make sure to post a link! Smile

SMCB1997

Oh! Just a mistake ;) I'll be sure to post some puzzles on that then. I'm A d4 player but I know a good bit about the sicilian as I play it against 1.e4 and its my most studied variations, so count on it!

Laughing

Arctor
SMCB1997 wrote:
ontomorrow wrote:

Good, but the last is more specifically the Chigorin Defence to the Ruy Lopez.


 Apologies, the website I was using named it the 'Ruy Lopez, Closed'

Thanks for commenting :)


 It is, the Chigorin Variation of the Closed Ruy Lopez (5...Nxe4 is the Open Ruy Lopez). Blacks 9th move is a branching point where he can choose many systems...Na5 (Chigorin), Nb8 (Breyer), Bb7 (Zaitsev), Nd7 (Karpov) etc.

SMCB1997
ajedrecito wrote:

The Bird's opening does not necessitate 3.b3 and 4.Bb2. Much more common are 3.e3 and 3.gYeah3.

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 is not the Reti Opening, but the English opening. The Reti is 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4. (although 2.g3 is also considered to be a variation of the Reti, apparently)


 Yes, I know it does not necessitate the later moves, but those moves are very common in the birds opening, and I'd thought I would add to the puzzle.

Nf3 Nf6 c4 is the english opening, but 1.Nf3 is known as the Reti. Sorry about this.

martinslaviq

It is a good theory test.

poucin

There are some mistakes...

Reti is supposed to be 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4, not on 1...Nf6.

"Sicilian Najdorf, Lipnitzky attack variation", almost everybody call it Sozin attack... And Black moves are not forced here...

Pixenix

Sidenote, the Bird opening looks complety off, and i have been playing it more than you have :P

TomHaegin

Kinda cool idea!

However, I think in Ruy Lopez it is rather Black who is to decide if he wants to play Open RL, Closed RL, Archangelsk Var., Moller etc. This choice comes about when White plays 5 0-0.  White could play something else on move 5 (5 d3 for example). Then the Closed would not happen, at least not in the orthodox move order.