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Waldo2k2
11-23-2002, 09:25 PM
^?

My favorite has to be variations of different strategies from the kings pawn opening. It opens your most powerful pieces right off the bat, while allowing you to create "pawn walls" (diagonal arrangements that protect eachother). It also leaves room for the knights to get into position to control the center of the board.

Stoned_Coder
11-23-2002, 09:29 PM
Ill take sicilian defense to that everytime!

Fav. opening..... Ry lopez

Shadow12345
11-23-2002, 10:39 PM
I like to
1) Sit down looking all smart
2) wait for the other person to move
3) realize I don't know how to play chess
4) panic
5) punch the other player in the teeth and knock over her king

Waldo2k2
11-23-2002, 10:41 PM
shadow i have to admit, you are one funny ass dude

Shadow12345
11-23-2002, 10:56 PM
emphasis on ass

Waldo2k2
11-23-2002, 11:05 PM
why does it have 2 cracks or something? why is your ass funny? lol
does it do stand up comedy?
or perhaps it's a ventriloquiste?"

Shadow12345
11-23-2002, 11:07 PM
myass == icecream;

if you were staring at my ass and trying to think of icecream under the flesh, that would be pretty funny

PJYelton
11-24-2002, 11:22 AM
Kings Gambit vs e5, the main line vs anything else black plays (especially love playing against the sicilian), then the Najdorf and Dutch as black.

Waldo2k2
11-24-2002, 11:25 AM
know of any good sites to study these moves? ie: which do you use?

I'm pretty good, but as far as opening strategy goes i have no clue what's good against what, i might as well be playing blind. I just sort of flow with whatever and either stop people or get whipped. NO happy medium here.

PJYelton
11-24-2002, 11:29 AM
To be honest, I couldn't tell you of any sites to study openings. Most of what I know comes from my large collection of chess books or just flat out playing the openings hundreds of times on the internet or at over the board tourneys.

PJYelton
11-24-2002, 11:30 AM
Oh, and www.uschess.org is the USCF site, they have lots of links. You could probably find lots of info there.

Clyde
11-24-2002, 11:32 AM
Used to use Colle System as white, moving over to Ruy Lopez now, play the French as black but i'm looking into the sicillian.

Good site is: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~dregis/DR/coaching.html

RoD
11-24-2002, 11:33 AM
Favorite chess opening style/strategy

Don't lose.

Waldo2k2
11-24-2002, 11:36 AM
thanks pj and clyde for the links

>>not lose

best strategy yet, though not always completely successful. However there is always the "hey what's that!" strategy in which you nonchalantly flip the board while the other person turns his/her head. If all else fails beat them to death with their rooke.

PJYelton
11-24-2002, 11:37 AM
Bah, the french is the only opening I hate to play against - mostly because I learned to use the advanced version against it, which is crap, but haven't taken the time to learn another way to play versus it.

PJYelton
11-24-2002, 11:40 AM
However there is always the "hey what's that!" strategy in which you nonchalantly flip the board while the other person turns his/her head. If all else fails beat them to death with their rooke

Not possible in internet chess, although there's always the "Oops, I'm sorry, dang AOL! Got disconnected there, guess we gotta start over!"

Eibro
11-24-2002, 01:22 PM
I don't play chess, but what would happen if you mirrored their strategy? What if you mirrored every single move they made? I suppose if they went first, you'd lose.

Waldo2k2
11-24-2002, 01:35 PM
>>mirror moves

it'd be one long game....plus it's impossible because what happens when they take a peice of yours? You can't mirror that...but ti's a cool thought nontheless.

Clyde
11-24-2002, 03:08 PM
"I don't play chess, but what would happen if you mirrored their strategy? What if you mirrored every single move they made? "

The petroff defense can start out by mirroring, but you can only take it to a point because checking will always break the symmetry.

Prelude
11-24-2002, 03:51 PM
I tend to favor the Nimzowitsch-Larsen attack when I'm playing white. The first two moves are b3, bishop b2. It gives me immediate control of the diagonal, which often puts my opponent off balance.

-Prelude

Nick
11-24-2002, 06:00 PM
Kings gambit and Ruy lopez. I only play 1 or 2 min games
and this ruined my chess game.

PJYelton
11-24-2002, 06:01 PM
Copying the other player for longer than 5 moves or so is a bad idea, since white will always come out stronger since its his move.