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  1. 21 Aug '06 20:30 / 2 edits
    After these moves which do you prefer?

    - Ruy Lopez
    - Giuoco Piano (Includes the Two Knights Defense)
    - Scotch Game
    - 4 Knights Opening
    - 3 Knights Opening
    - Other (please specify)
  2. Standard member anthias
    ambitious player
    21 Aug '06 20:38
    Giuoco Piano
  3. 21 Aug '06 20:48
    I would say Ruy Lopez since my experience with it has shown me that white seems to have a better chance at gaining an advantage than in the other openings.

    I used to play the Giuoco and i'm considering returning to it, but I think that black can do really well in the Two Knights Defense.

    4 Knights is just lame, especially the Italian 4 knights with 4. Bc4 when black does fine after 4. ...Nxe4.

    I can't rightfully comment on the Scotch.
  4. 21 Aug '06 20:54
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    After these moves which do you prefer?

    - Ruy Lopez
    - Giuoco Piano (Includes the Two Knights Defense)
    - Scotch Game
    - 4 Knights Opening
    - 3 Knights Opening
    - Other (please specify)
    Ruy Lopez. Giuoco Piano is not to my likeing, but it is a good opening. The Power Chess 98 Queen thinks the Giuoco Piano is the best opening?
  5. 21 Aug '06 21:04
    I love to play the Marshall attack, the most fascinating opening ever!! Explore it!
  6. 21 Aug '06 21:22
    in ruy lopez why not play like this... 1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Bb7

    doesnt black have the advantage here???
  7. 21 Aug '06 21:57
    Originally posted by moon 111
    in ruy lopez why not play like this... 1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Bb7

    doesnt black have the advantage here???
    No this opening seldom played, think about general openings like ruy lopez or the fascinating Marshall attack
  8. 22 Aug '06 18:22
    mmm Marshall Attack
  9. 22 Aug '06 18:42
    I agree Marshall, extremly sharp and often finished around move 20.
    1. e4-e5 2. Nf3-Nc6 3.Bb5-a6 4.Ba4-Nf6 5.0-0-Be7 6. Te1-b5 7.Ba4-0-0 8.c3 (the invitation)-d5! 9.exd5-Nd5 10.Nxe5-Nxe5 11.Rxe5 Bd6. Orginally Frank Marshall played 11. ... Nf6 against Capablanca.

    Love to play this Attack!
  10. 22 Aug '06 19:30
    Originally posted by henkkl
    I agree Marshall, extremly sharp and often finished around move 20.
    1. e4-e5 2. Nf3-Nc6 3.Bb5-a6 4.Ba4-Nf6 5.0-0-Be7 6. Te1-b5 7.Ba4-0-0 8.c3 (the invitation)-d5! 9.exd5-Nd5 10.Nxe5-Nxe5 11.Rxe5 Bd6. Orginally Frank Marshall played 11. ... Nf6 against Capablanca.

    Love to play this Attack!
    All of these are inferior. I recommend...
    1.e4! e5? 2.f4!! and white has a considerable advantage.
  11. 22 Aug '06 20:14
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    All of these are inferior. I recommend...
    1.e4! e5? 2.f4!! and white has a considerable advantage.
    1 e4! e5! 2 f4?! d5!? 3 ed ef =
  12. 22 Aug '06 20:16
    I like to play the Goring Gambit: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4!? ed 4 c3!?
  13. Standard member coentje
    Plop!
    22 Aug '06 20:18
    Halloween Gambit

    1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nxe5

    absolutely love it
  14. 22 Aug '06 20:21 / 2 edits
    Invalid FEN inserted - FEN 233827


    how do you post a board of a game that is currently running

    I want to post about 10 moves in the past of one of my games, but do not know how to operate the FEN...
  15. 22 Aug '06 20:23 / 1 edit