Questions tagged [open-games]
Relating to the branch of chess openings which follow after 1. e4 e5, where the position is usually open.
What is the point of playing the 5.d3 (or 6.d3) Ruy Lopez, when White can play Giuoco Piano (or Modern Italian)?
As title above, what is the point of playing the 5.d3 (or 6.d3) Ruy Lopez, when White can play Giuoco Piano (or Modern Italian)? In other words, why play 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 (or ...
Unusual sequence of opening moves in the Open Ruy Lopez with 6.d4 Be7
As title above,could someone kindly explain the tactical highlights of the rather unusual sequence of moves arising with the recent interpretation of the Open Ruy Lopez with 6.d4 Be7? [FEN ""...
What is the reason for 5...Bb4+ in this line of the Bishop's Opening?
After the opening moves [fen ""] 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 one of Black's fashionable answers is 5...Bb4+ What is the aim of this seemingly useless check?
How to play vs. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 d6?
As title above, how to play vs. [fen ""] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 d6 I see that this move (3...d6) is generally considered inferior in books, or not even mentioned in books about 3.Bc4, but I ...
What would you suggest I play vs. the Ruy Lopez, if I already play the Two Knights Defense vs. 3. Bc4?
I play the Two Knighs Defense as Black vs. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4, in the spirit of counterattack. What would you suggest I play as Black vs. the Ruy Lopez?
What are the ideas of 6. Qf3 in the Scotch?
In the following sequence of moves, what are the main ideas of the fashionable 6. Qf3 in the Scotch? Can White hope for a real advantage by letting Black trade Queens so early and worsening (at least ...
How to play vs 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 Nxd4?
How to play vs 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 Nxd4? Assuming that we want to recapture, is it better to take the d4 Knight or the e5 Pawn?