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not bad but this opening is rarely played
I don't know anything but this opening is not so dull, rather it is for the ones with a blackish play style whom prefer playing black's openings so that they can play them "reversed"
The winning percentage is unexpected.
My Andersen opening,...
Not cool at all
It can't be TOO bad...I am 7-2 with it, and I beat three people over 1900 with it (I was 1700+ at that time)I gave it up though, eventually, because I got tired of all the transpositions to the English.
stupid and fooolish opening dont play this in matches youll go to a ... and loose its sure their middle power increases while our stinks never do this
It's playing black with a pawn forward that doesn't create a weakness, very useful to intimidate weaker opponents that are unsure of what the move does.
I somewhat agree with SuperDonitsi. It does prevent Black from playing play Bb4 and pinning the Queenside Knight should Black choose to play like that. It may seem like a time-waster, but I have once heard that every move has its strengths and weaknesses. Namely even the strongest of first moves are considered at least a bit weak.
Well...Maybe Wikipedia too helps found some good idea! Player like Carlsen, Morozevich, Svidler, Vallejo-Pons, Ni ...played that white. Of cource Blitz and Blindfold game usual. 1.a3 e5 2.c4 is somewhat reverse Sicilian or english opening. 1.a3 d5 2.f4 or e3 maybe... even 1.a3 g6 2.b4 (!). Of cource , white lost tempo but if white play reasonable, then it not bad move at all!
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This is unusual opening
I think this opening is weird but I still like to use it against an opponent below my rating...
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