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The Amazon Attack (d4...Qd3)...what do you think of it? (real opening, not joke)??

  • #21

    The Amazon attack is perfectly sound and can transition to different positions.  The queen can pivot between the d3 and b3 squares.  According to the engine at top depth analysis, it is quite sound.  I usually do a double fianchetto, and it is difficult for black to find a game plan.  I have played like 15 games against 1800+ players and they have mostly been quite interesting games.  Also, I feel white can go for quick simplification with a slightly better endgame.

     

    Need more expertise.

     

    Read what I said above.  AND thank you to all the great chess players that commented above.  Cheers!

  • #22

    Um, 1. d4 d5 2. Qd3 Nf6 followed by ... c5 is at least equal for Black.

  • #23
    chesster3145 wrote:

    Um, 1. d4 d5 2. Qd3 Nf6 followed by ... c5 is at least equal for Black.

     

    Correct yes, but it catches opponents by surprise, and it is actually totally sound to play as white, though a bit drawish.

  • #24

    I guess White wants to sneak into some kind of Veresov after 1.d4 d5 2.Qd3 Nf6 3.Bg5. Maybe you get a Qb5+ cheapo in blitz.

  • #25

    One must be objective, I look at your opening Amazon Attack; its quite tricky and dangerous, its worth having in ones repertoire, especially on otb play. Not so easy to play the King's Indian defense and can lead to Pirc like position that black might not like.

  • #26

    I used this suggestion and tried 2. Qd3 in one of games (on chess-land, still in progress). tongue.png

  • #27

    The Amazon attack can transposition to different openings AND it takes your opponent by surprise.  

    My technique is to do a double fianchetto.

  • #28

    There is this story that the great chess composer and puzzle inventor Samuel Loyd was once challenged by someone who thought that he could easily draw as Black by just copying White's moves. Guess how the game went.

  • #29
    Schemato wrote:

    There is this story that the great chess composer and puzzle inventor Samuel Loyd was once challenged by someone who thought that he could easily draw as Black by just copying White's moves. Guess how the game went.

     

    What Loyd played exactly? It's easy to give a counterexample in 3 plies wink.png:

     

     

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  • #31

    FM Schemato: All right, thank U! My example is quicker but without checkmate, only winning the queen. happy.png

  • #32

    @ FM Schemato, adhere to dogma get you mated, one the most funnies move ever played 3.Qh3 by a strong player; if Loyd's opponent had ounce of common sense he woulofd capture the 3...Bxh3.

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