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I like facing the Ruy and Italian as black, but wouldn't mind a Petrov either, even though I don't play it.
You are impatient. I never question my sanity after the first drink. Even after the second drink I still firmly believe I am the sanest old fart around. My sanity-doubts never kick in before the fourth drink, and I do not count the beer.
I came up with a great opening I called it The Double Scotch Opening. Sorry I have ben trying to remember it since the next morning after discovering it.
I would like to see f5 though it is not exactly how you say it Sound
either that or, Nc6 is almost forced
I have played it, along with the siesta variation, and honestly I prefer the look of the other player after 2. ... f5 because they look at me like I am a mad man.
Nc6 isnt forced just best also, jet have you heard of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5!? seems right up your ally
What have you against 2...Nf6?
I probably shouldn't play the Petrov. The overwhelming majority wants to play 2...Nc6, and so do I, so I won't wait to play this move.
Bc4 here, aim that holyman at f7 and get some tactics flowing, the Ruy is just to theoretical, Evan's Gambit this thing. lol
Is that like the Scotch Game and Soda?
Bb5,Bc4,d4 are my candidates.
3.Bb5 Ruy Lopez is too theoretical as jetfighter13 said and I don't want to stay in the book for 20 more moves.
3.d4 Scotch Gambit is interesting but instead I want to play
I really don't like it after 3...d5
I do like the Scotch Gambit as it can catch out the unwary opponent. Learning the white side of it has helped me become familiar with the transposing lines into Giuoco Piano and Two Knight's Defense. Lots of fun!
And you're quite right - the Ponziani is pretty useless if your opponent is prepared or has access to an opening database. It is a useful surprise weapon in blitz chess against the unwary opponent!
I prefer the Two Knights defense, but the Pianissimo crap makes me want to barf, and as far as I know it's basically unavoidable if the opponent wants to play it.
For some reason, now that I've gone back to 1.e4 e5 (Kaufman repertoire) I am getting a lot of Evan's Gambit. Doesn't worry me as much as it used to. I was expecting a lot more Lev Alburt / Roman Dzindzi Giuoco Piano lines
I play 3...Nf6
Ng5 d5 b5!
b5? Do you mean Bb5?
Btw, current position is;
Not sure what you're suggesting.
sorry Ng5 d5 exd5 b5
Interesting but isn't Na5 simpler and stronger?
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