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The Giuoco Piano (or most Italian games) is such a SNOOZEFEST.

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Pyrovski

As an e4 player, I face the Italian quite a bit; I have played against it so much, it's just such a slow and boring opening. I've been getting to a point where I just resign games after a certain amount of time. All the tricky sidelines and gambits have been analyzed so much, that they never work. I just hate playing against it. Thoughts?

tygxc

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Here is a recent game
https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=2292579 

busterlark


I think it’s just boring because some people play it boring. For me, the Italian Game feels really sharp, and I tend to do badly against it. I’ll take a Stafford on the white pieces, a KGA on the black pieces, a Noteboom, a Winawer, but I really don’t want an Italian Game. I’m, oddly, not used to it yet, it’s too fast and confusing for me.

Above is a sample game where I just got crushed. White had the advantage from start to finish. I had one move to make a draw and missed it.

Laskersnephew

The problem isn't dull openings, it's dull players

Oakley
Pyrovski wrote:

As an e4 player, I face the Italian quite a bit; I have played against it so much, it's just such a slow and boring opening. I've been getting to a point where I just resign games after a certain amount of time. All the tricky sidelines and gambits have been analyzed so much, that they never work. I just hate playing against it. Thoughts?

Since you're 1300 rapid i guess you can still get away with traxler and other tricky italian variations, because no one at 1300 really knows that stuff

blueemu