What do you think is the most annoying opening to face?

LionVanHalen

Still not as annoying as French defence...

my137thaccount
AlphaZeroDark30 wrote:
my137thaccount wrote:
FlyingSandal wrote:
nuolinliu wrote:
SeniorPatzer wrote:

Every once in awhile during a blitz game, I'll have the Black pieces, and the White player will play 1. e4 and 2. Qh5.  

 

It annoys me to feel obligated to win the game by refuting his early Queen sortie.

when they play Qh5 just play this:

but if u are not facing a beginner u probably wont face this  

 

2...Nf6 instead of 2...Nc6 works fine for Black and stops Whites plan. After 3. Qxe5+ Be7. Black can castle or Nc3 (whichever order looks good). Black traded the pawn for development.

2...Nf6 is what white wants you to play. How many amateur players have the skills to justify the pawn sacrifice? Especially as nobody prepares for 2.Qh5.

I used to think that but now I'm not so sure.  That pawn is not as easy to win back and the queen can sometimes grab three or four of them.  It's freaky.

 

 

Indeed. You responded to the wrong guy happy.png

LionVanHalen

playing of the French defence should constitute torture under the Geneva convention. 

novacek
LionVanHalen wrote:

Still not as annoying as French defence...

The KIA is an interesting try against the French. See Bobby Fischer’s games as an example.

ChessSpawnVT
novacek wrote:
LionVanHalen wrote:

Still not as annoying as French defence...

The KIA is an interesting try against the French. See Bobby Fischer’s games as an example.

Indeed. Fischer employed the KIA to good effect. 

MorphyManiac
RonPaulsSteelBalls wrote:
1. e4 d5 2. e5 

 

wow. that gives black a really easy game. 2. ----c5 and black is already equal.

katharosthegreat

The bong cloud, the slap in the face opening says, " you aren't good/fast enough to checkmate me in less than a minute."

FlyingSandal
my137thaccount wrote:
FlyingSandal wrote:
nuolinliu wrote:
SeniorPatzer wrote:

Every once in awhile during a blitz game, I'll have the Black pieces, and the White player will play 1. e4 and 2. Qh5.  

 

It annoys me to feel obligated to win the game by refuting his early Queen sortie.

when they play Qh5 just play this:

but if u are not facing a beginner u probably wont face this  

 

2...Nf6 instead of 2...Nc6 works fine for Black and stops Whites plan. After 3. Qxe5+ Be7. Black can castle or Nc3 (whichever order looks good). Black traded the pawn for development.

2...Nf6 is what white wants you to play. How many amateur players have the skills to justify the pawn sacrifice? Especially as nobody prepares for 2.Qh5.

I admit it's playing the opponent, not the board.

2..Nf6 in low-level blitz, I've often seen a significant pause before the next move. It throws them out of their regular sequence of moves.

I tried this positon in stockfish and after 100 moves White made the pawn advantage a win. But most everyone playing this opening are not GMs or computers. In my experience, the Black development advantage overwhelms the opponent at less than GM levels of play.

 

Trexler3241

As black, I know what to do, but when I forget 1 thing I get checkmated.

AlphaZeroDark30
FlyingSandal wrote:
my137thaccount wrote:
FlyingSandal wrote:
nuolinliu wrote:
SeniorPatzer wrote:

Every once in awhile during a blitz game, I'll have the Black pieces, and the White player will play 1. e4 and 2. Qh5.  

 

It annoys me to feel obligated to win the game by refuting his early Queen sortie.

when they play Qh5 just play this:

but if u are not facing a beginner u probably wont face this  

 

2...Nf6 instead of 2...Nc6 works fine for Black and stops Whites plan. After 3. Qxe5+ Be7. Black can castle or Nc3 (whichever order looks good). Black traded the pawn for development.

2...Nf6 is what white wants you to play. How many amateur players have the skills to justify the pawn sacrifice? Especially as nobody prepares for 2.Qh5.

I admit it's playing the opponent, not the board.

2..Nf6 in low-level blitz, I've often seen a significant pause before the next move. It throws them out of their regular sequence of moves.

I tried this positon in stockfish and after 100 moves White made the pawn advantage a win. But most everyone playing this opening are not GMs or computers. In my experience, the Black development advantage overwhelms the opponent at less than GM levels of play.

 

2. Qh5 is a lot sounder and more annoying than it appears.  Do NOT let that stray rich-lady in the wrong neighborhood get anything.