Which opening should I play?

  • #1

    I am a Ruy Lopez player and like openings for Black like the Berlin Defence.Which opening should i play against D4

  • #2

    I like tactical play and open positions

  • #3

    d5 ...!!

  • #4

    Its too closed of a game and not tactical

  • #5

    If you are a tactical player you can choose between the king's indian, the modern benoni and the grunfeld. If you are positional the nimzo-indian or the semi-slav.

  • #6

    The Indian Defence:- 1.d4 Nf6

    King's Indian Defence:- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6

    Nimzo-Indian Defence:- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4

    Grünfeld Defence:- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5

    Budapest Gambit:- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5

    Queen's Indian Defence:- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf6 b6

    Benoni Defence:- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 (or 2...g6) 3.Nc3 c5

    Benko Gambit:- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 (or 2...g6) 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 b5

    In addition to these, there are many other openings. I hope all of this helps. You are an Indian, so play the Indian Defence!!

  • #7
    AnishSomani wrote:

    Its too closed of a game and not tactical

    There are many Queen's gambit variations which are both "open" and "tactical".

  • #8

    You like tactical positions, and yet you play he Berlin?  You might want to look at the Zaitsev instead.

  • #9

    I likethe Berlin as I am very used to playing as white and can understand the positional aspects of the game.I hate playing a3 as I playthe Exchange Variation and believe it to be superior.If I need to defend I can do that too.The Berlin has a real equality to it and the Indian defences do not.I tried playing the Nimzo for a few matches but everyone deviated from the mainline.My major problem is positionally attacking,I can defend quite well.Ill play the Grunfield.

  • #10

    Could you ust explain the basic theory of it?

  • #11

    AnishSomani wrote:

    I like tactical play and open positions

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    Sounds lik you want to play the QGA

  • #12

    d5 might be helpful

  • #13

    Albin Counter Gambit.

  • #14

    KID

  • #15

    I've decided to play the Gruenfield and Ive been moderately succesful.

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