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Well This is nice thing always to learn somethng new.. :-)
Aquesta apertura m'agrada per que controles el centre amb els peons i després amb el suport de l'alfil blanc.
Just started exploring this opening. Nice opening, and also avoids Nimzo,Bogo,Queen's Indian defenses.
I'm preparing for a tournament soon, and I've lost to this opening tons of times, but I'm teaching myself it and hoping to use both the Closed and Open Variations of the Catalan soon. Seems like a very popular choice for White but a bane for Black to face, especially the White light-squared bishop.
Nf6 is a flexible reply, controlling some central squares, stopping e4 and basically forcing white's hand, giving giving a range of options without committing pawns to a square.
e6 opens the bishop, normally hoping to enter the Nimzo Indian after Nc3 Bb4.
What is the main purpose of Black immediatly making Nf6? Then, next move, why e6? i'm confused...
I love this opening
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i´m no big fan of d-pawn openings at all, neither with the black nor with the white pieces, but as i hope to constantly improve my skills, this is the next opening i wannna get familiar with
i like it
Seems OK to me
This is a good opening as White has good contol over the board, especially once the Bishop is fianchettoed.
it's better if pawn c4 and d4 step back to c3 and d3
i feel like a major weakness in the white queens gambit game combined with black's nf6 is the e4 square. frequently, i find myself doing nc3 to cover and receiving black's bb4, pinning the knight. ne4 then becomes a threat and a key square from which black can start to turn tempo.
the kingside fianchetto covers e4.
i personally, finding e4 dubious, play e3 sometime and with the fianchettoed bishop, like ne2. i know the white black squared bishop is trapped, but i find its not too large a price to pay for what i perceive as a solid setup.
Can someone explain (not necessarily theory) but rather just the basic ideas white is trying to achieve with this opening?
tannguye1: not sure, might be gibblish
It is the best opening ever for me...Respectable for the white pieces..I even use it as a reverse catalan
what the...failed opening?
tannguye1: Yes and Yes
I have never tried this opening. Maybe I should give it a shot at an over-the-board game.
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