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  1. 18 Feb '08 03:20
    Hi. I'm not new to chess but I'm new to using set openings and defenses. I was wondering if some one could suggest some good attacking defenses.
  2. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    18 Feb '08 03:29
    Originally posted by Impaler
    Hi. I'm not new to chess but I'm new to using set openings and defenses. I was wondering if some one could suggest some good attacking defenses.
    The (Sicilian) Dragon is pretty attackish. Albeit extremely complicated and hard to know all the lines.
  3. 18 Feb '08 03:45
    I do use a type of sicilian when e2-e4 is played, but I'm not sure which line it is. When d2-d4 is played I just kind of make something up.
  4. 18 Feb '08 07:06
    You could go for a King's Indian sort of set-up - Nf6, d6, g6, Bg7, o-o and try to force e5.
  5. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    18 Feb '08 10:30
    Or do the simple thing and match it play d5,e6,nf6,c5
  6. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    18 Feb '08 19:30
    Originally posted by Impaler
    I do use a type of sicilian when e2-e4 is played, but I'm not sure which line it is. When d2-d4 is played I just kind of make something up.
    do nimzo indian there, its a good one
  7. 18 Feb '08 19:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    The (Sicilian) Dragon is pretty attackish. Albeit extremely complicated and hard to know all the lines.
    What I do is memorize the first ten moves and then spend the rest of the match moving pawns backwards. My opponent keeps rewinding the clock for their bonus time until they are one minute from extinction, and then their flag falls. Touché.
  8. 18 Feb '08 19:56
    Originally posted by Impaler
    Hi. I'm not new to chess but I'm new to using set openings and defenses. I was wondering if some one could suggest some good attacking defenses.
    Isn't this an oxymoron?
  9. 19 Feb '08 04:50 / 1 edit
    It's not if you consider the best defense to be a good offense.
  10. 19 Feb '08 07:34
    Originally posted by Policestate
    Isn't this an oxymoron?
    it's probably because black is always considered as the defending side. so when black attacks, it becomes "attacking defense".
  11. 19 Feb '08 19:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Policestate
    Isn't this an oxymoron?
    Yeah I guess it is an oxymoron. Basically when I'm playing as black I want to be attacking at all times.
  12. 19 Feb '08 19:16
    So far I have sicilian dragon and nimzo indian defence. Any other suggestions?
  13. 19 Feb '08 19:59
    Originally posted by Impaler
    So far I have sicilian dragon and nimzo indian defence. Any other suggestions?
    Sicilian Defense is one of my favourites, or be a dead fish, go with the flow by playing e5 and waiting for White. Likely a Lopez or Scotch there though.
  14. 20 Feb '08 00:12
    Alekhine's Defence against e4 and Dutch Defense (especially the Leningrad variation) against d4 or even c4
  15. 20 Feb '08 01:45 / 1 edit
    Against 1 e4, there are some interesting gambit ideas in the Scandinavian Defense:

    1 e4 d5 2 ed Nf6 3 d4 Bg4 (The Portugese Variation)

    1 e4 d5 2 ed Nf6 3 c4 e6 4 de Be6 (The Icelandic Gambit)

    Against 1 d4, super-GM Morozovich used to have good results with the Chigorin Defense: 1 d4 d5 2 c4 Nc6. (He doesn't play it anymore, which might indicate that he doesn't trust it against the 2650+ level players he now faces on a regular basis.)

    All of the above defenses are recommended and analyzed in "An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player (Revised edition)" by Raymond Keene and David Levy.