Questions tagged [hypermodernism]

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Are hypermodern openings not recommended for beginners?

Beginners are taught principles in a classical style: control the center and develop pieces early. To my understanding, hypermodern openings try to control the center from a distance and wait for the ...
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Strategy in Navara gambit

I am playing few years strictly 1.Nf3 with the intention to play Reti Opening. In my last OTB game I experience Navara Gambit (from a Czech GM David Navara) in Reti Advanced variation: [FEN " &...
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Transpose to the Slav as Black after 1. ...Nf6?

What is the best move order to transpose to the Slav after Nf6? The reason this may be interesting is that Nf6 is much more flexible than d5 and still allows to go for hypermodern setups, depending on ...
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What are the general principles for playing hypermodern against hypermodern?

I've recently discovered that I really enjoy playing 1... g6 and that it tends to give me better results as black than opening with my d or e pawns. However, a few times now the computer opponent I ...
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What are some good plans for Black in this position?

rnbqk2r/ppp1ppb1/3p1npp/8/2PPP3/2N5/PP1B1PPP/R2QKBNR b KQkq - 1 6 Normally, White plays (after 0... h6) 1. Be3 Ng4 2. Bc1, when Black has gained tempi but weakened his kingside. Suppose White plays ...