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Thu Jan 6 2005 1:30AM | MsgID: 1444164


Originally posted by: "Moosester"
Against 1.d4 d5; 2.Nf3 I usually play 2....Nf6, don't know if it the best move, but it certainly will seem necessary at some point. This thread suggested ways in which to channel your opponent early on into lines to your liking. Sadly, this is difficult, and not always possible, against quiet developing moves that do not seem to force the issue too quickly.




After 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3, you can try the counter-gambit 2 ... c5!?, which was played a lot in master level chess prior to WW1. It may or may not transpose to the Tarrasch Defense.



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Thu Jan 6 2005 12:14AM | MsgID: 1443923


Originally posted by: "Moosester"
Against 1.d4 d5; 2.Nf3 I usually play 2....Nf6, don't know if it the best move, but it certainly will seem necessary at some point. This thread suggested ways in which to channel your opponent early on into lines to your liking. Sadly, this is difficult, and not always possible, against quiet developing moves that do not seem to force the issue too quickly.




I start worrying that the dreaded "London system" will be played after White plays Nf3



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Wed Jan 5 2005 10:57PM | edited: 10:57:54 | MsgID: 1443616


Against 1.d4 d5; 2.Nf3 I usually play 2....Nf6, don't know if it the best move, but it certainly will seem necessary at some point. This thread suggested ways in which to channel your opponent early on into lines to your liking. Sadly, this is difficult, and not always possible, against quiet developing moves that do not seem to force the issue too quickly.



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Wed Jan 5 2005 6:26PM | MsgID: 1442578


Originally posted by: "Moosester"
How about Scandanavian of Alekhine against e4 and Queen's Gambit Accepted against d4.




Interesting ideas. I'm a strong believer in forcing your opponent to play on your terms which is why i've never been a fan of 1.e4 e5 openings. What do you play when your opponent tries 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3? I've tried several replies but never felt comfortable. 2 Nf6 seems be sensible but allows too many different replies. Should I am for an early Bf5 to prevent his Bd3?

I've never found a great black defence to d4 on these terms. i tried the Benoni but ultimately I don't think I like indian openings/



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i have made some early forays using the najdoorf sicilian and the alekhine and gained quick victories against someone i normally beat but not as quickly as this! i was able to quickly get attacking and positional ideas into the fray. i liked the alekhine because of the knight target i was presenting to pawns which allowed me to build up some nice piece development behind and end with a lovely piece sacrifice that led to one of my favourite checkmates on here so far. i may well try the kings gambit too. its fun isn't it to play opening moves that the opponent probably thinks are weak and subsequently underestimates, but then is hit by an array of attacking shots. thanks again for the help from both of you.

i agree about the dragon. it is good but stronger players than myself have crushed me in games when i've been using it. i seem particularly weak to kingside pawn storms once white has castled queenside and felt confused if white had castled kingside as to the best way to use the opening?? of course i've also had some good wins. the discovered attack of the dragon bishop is thematic in such wins.



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Tue Dec 28 2004 4:05PM | edited: 4:05:55 | MsgID: 1407048


The dragon is a sharp line, but requires a great deal of knowledge not only of the all the analysis (which is always changing) but a knowledge of many anti-Sicilian lines. My suggestions steer the games into specfic lines quite early on and challenge the opponent on the 1st (Alekhine Def.), 2nd (King's Gambit, Queen's Gambit Accepted) or 3rd move (Scoth Opening). This focuses your study by limiting your opponent's options.



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Tue Dec 28 2004 12:09AM | MsgID: 1404717


thankyou both for the suggestions so far.



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Mon Dec 27 2004 4:31PM | MsgID: 1403016


To a tactical player Sicilian Dragon is a good option, but it´s a dangerous also. Najdorf is also a good sicilian to tactical players, but more secure. Against 1d4 may be Slav Botvinnik or Meran or Kings Indian.

As white why not 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4. If black plays 3... Bc5 you play 4 b4 and if black plays 3...Nf6 you play 4 Ng5.
I started to play those lines when I try to play more tactical and the result was good. Now I don´t play 3 Bc4 more, but was a nice learning to me.



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Fri Dec 24 2004 6:35AM | edited: 6:36:13 | MsgID: 1391965


How about Scandanavian of Alekhine against e4 and Queen's Gambit Accepted against d4.
As White, perhaps the King's Gambit or the Scotch against 1...e5.

All can lead quickly to unbalanced positions and give you something to "pile up on" right from the start. These are traditionally older openings and can catch many a player off balance. Even if you study new openings but do not feel comfortable with them, once you return to your former openings you will be fresher and have a better understanding of chess as a whole. This has been my personal experience.



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Thu Dec 23 2004 11:57PM | MsgID: 1391222


hi all,

i want to extend my opening repetoire and am wandering what would compliment my existing arsenal.

as white i almost always play the bishop's opening with e4 e5 bc4 or occasionally the queens gambit with d4 - ideally looking for a queen on c3 and bishop on d3. even if black plays nf6 against d4 i will always play c4.

as black i favour the sicilian dragon if allowed to play it against e4, occasionally the classical sicilian too and am still unsure of my approach with d4 though i lean towards d5 and a supporting c6 move with a knight on d7 and f6 etc.

could anyone give me any ideas which openings might suit me. i am a fairly attacking tactical player who likes open lines and chance for explosive tactical shots and piece sacrifices where allowed. i also enjoy positional play but would need an opening that still has obvious tactical breaks.

thanks. i need the help! i hope this isn't too vague.
neil.