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Questions relating to the first few moves in a game

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The King's Indian Attack isn't called the King's Indian Attack for nothing; it's White's version of the King's Indian Defense which is an opening for Black, characterized by the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 …
modified Jun 30 by Glorfindel
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which variation you play. The main problem with changing who moves first (or alternating it) is that many diagrams which have been printed (especially in opening books) would be invalidated, or at least …
modified May 26 by Glorfindel
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It looks like you arrived at this position with the moves [FEN ""] [StartPly "10"] 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qd1 Nf6 5. Bg5 Bc5 White is already worse here because you're behind in develo …
modified May 24 by Glorfindel
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The game will get the characteristics of the Philidor Defense rather than the Italian Game. Wikipedia calls it the Semi-Italian Opening. I. A. Horowitz called the defence "solid", also writing …
modified May 18 by Glorfindel
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Against a white d4-e5 pawn formation, Black wants to play c5 (see e.g. the French opening). In the Caro-Kann, that will cost two moves (c7-c6-c5), while in the Scandinavian, it's only one move since …
modified May 14 by Glorfindel
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White should trade bishops and use the unprotected knight to gain some extra tempo and gain a massive lead in development, e.g. [FEN ""] 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bh6 3. Bxh6 Nxh6 4. Qd2 Ng8 5. Nc3 4... Ng4 …
modified May 14 by Glorfindel
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1. c3 (and 1. d3 and 1. e3, which can lead to reversed Pircs, French defense or QGD) aren't bad in that they give White a worse position. So those moves might have some merit as a surprise weapon (if …
modified Apr 29 by Glorfindel
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- not as a real opening, but as some sort of a student's joke, something silly that might be played at the end of a long blitz-and-boozing session. Wasn't this the 'Irish Gambit', the one with the …
modified Dec 9 '18 by Glorfindel
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You do not have to accept the gambit with 2... dxc4. This is chess, not draughts; capturing is not mandatory. (You know that, but this is a standard reply to gambits and other sacrifices.) Both 2... …
modified Nov 11 '18 by Glorfindel
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The issue is that 4. d5 is a much better move; White establishes a strong center with tempo and drives the c6 knight to a bad position. Besides, 3... Nf6 isn't that popular either (probably because o …
modified Oct 20 '18 by Glorfindel
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It's not necessary; the solid Petrov's Defence continues with the counterattack 2... Nf6. There's also a less stable option in 2... f5, the Latvian Gambit but it rarely sees play at the top level. Ot …
modified Sep 21 '18 by Glorfindel
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Never do it in front of your castled king (or on the wing where you want to castle), if the opponent hasn't castled yet or castled on the other wing. Doing so weakens your king's fortress and is an o …
modified Jan 24 '18 by Glorfindel
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This really comes down to what you're comfortable with. Both the Benoni and the QGD are good options, precisely because of the reason you mention: a3 isn't really useful for White in those openings, s …
modified Jan 22 '18 by Glorfindel
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Generally, the simul-giver needs to keep the games as different from each other as possible. That means the opening themselves are less important, as long as they are different openings. The simul … ropes of blind simuls, he varied his games right from the start, maybe opening two with 1.e4, two with 1.d4, one with 1.b3, and so on. To his suprise, all of his opponents played 1...b6. On the second …
modified Oct 15 '17 by Glorfindel
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First, you need to see that in the original position, Black has already a close to winning advantage. Especially the pin on f3 is nasty; it's hard for White to defend the knight now that the bishop is …
modified Aug 19 '17 by Glorfindel

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