Sodium Attack

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  • 3 weeks ago

    BlackChrysler57

    It's not a bad move. In fact, it's probably equal. 2. b3 is not immediately necessary if Black plays 1...e5. White can simply play: 1. Na3, e5 2. Nc4 (attacking the King Pawn), Nc6 (...e4 looks like too much of a good thing) 3. a4 (holding the Knight at 'c4'), etc. The Knight is only on the edge of the board temporarily. 

    Or, if you're worried about this line, 1. Na3, d5 2. Nc4, Nc6 3. a4, d5!, then play 3. Nf3 first and then it should be possible to hold the Knight at 'c4'. Black's possible ...d6 seems passive as usual. 

    Being careful not to create too many 'holes' in his position, White can carry on with moves like "b3, 'e3', 'Bb2', 'Nf3', 'Be2', '0-0',  in some such order, depending on what Black does, and even can return his Knight on 'c4' to the 'a3' square if needed. 

    The real reason why this Opening isn't popular is that after castling, which has the Rooks in communication, and the King to a suitable place of safety, where are the open files for the Rooks? They don't exist yet and might not for some time.

    On the other hand, the Rook being and Endgame Piece and not usually a Middlegame Piece; this might not be a serious disadvantage. Avoiding reams of theory certainly isn't a bad thing, but if you do that against a player better than you and knows the fundamentals better, your interesting first move might prove a liability, since such players know more than you do.  

    An immediate 1...d5 by Black would simply be countered by 2. d4 followed by 3. c3 and possibly ...Nc2 at some point.  

  • 3 weeks ago

    raintong

    SaltyTongue Out

  • 4 weeks ago

    Jonathan604

    This opening offers no immediate control of the center and puts the knight on the edge of the board where it's least effective... I don't know about this one...

  • 2 months ago

    MDL4

    And it's black not white

  • 2 months ago

    Theo302005

    Bajen Canadianis that u

  • 4 months ago

    shivank2005

    thisis a boring opening

  • 4 months ago

    FlyingCupOfCoffee

    yup

  • 4 months ago

    shivank2005

    this gone till 16

  • 4 months ago

    wilburhuang

  • 5 months ago

    wilburhuang

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  • 5 months ago

    Wafzal2

    Too much 23-Sodium in my 35-Chlorine.

  • 5 months ago

    wilburhuang

  • 7 months ago

    toonchess

    ARE you a clasher quiyqu

  • 7 months ago

    toonchess

    ARE you a clasher quiyqu

  • 8 months ago

    Ghostqiuyu

    It's cool

  • 8 months ago

    mcostan

    I might have to try that. It's not like I can get any worse.

  • 9 months ago

    Bullet331

    only 5 games in database! who plays this thing?

  • 9 months ago

    Bullet331

    interesting.

  • 10 months ago

    FlyingCupOfCoffee

    CzeslawM

    "This opening looks good. I'll try it. Cool name too. Na3. "Na". Probably why it's called like that."

    Ahhhh, true. *kicks myself*
     

  • 10 months ago

    MitchCanadian12

    While this opening may seem bad - here is the correct way to play it. I have used this opening for a long time. It's not the best and takes long time to master - but still, it is definitely a great way to confuse your oponent, and get the oponent out the "opening book". You should definitely try this opening around the ELO ratings of 400 - 900. And if you master this opening, you can continue on using it - it's a great way to win. :)


    I have made a mistake in my diagram - on Be7 I said that white is trying to queenside - I meant kingside :P  Sorry

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