Originally posted by XanthosNZYes, of course I have. But, I am limiting the choices to the Bogo/Nimzo and Pirc openings because these are the ones I am willing to consider.
Nf6 becomes the Nimzo or Bogo? Have you never heard of the KID?
Originally posted by exigentskyYou have to be careful with database statistics. On my database 1. ... h6 scores best, but I'm pretty certain it's not better than 1. ... Nf6 or 1. ... d6. In any case you can get into the K's Indian via 1. ... d6, and some Dutch Leningrad player use 1. ... d6 to avoid various gambits after 1. d4 f5 so you can't be certain that the figures actually relate to the opening you think it does. I don't think this stuff helps until you're at least six or seven moves into the opening.
Yes, of course I have. But, I am limiting the choices to the Bogo/Nimzo and Pirc openings because these are the ones I am willing to consider.
BTW: IMO, the Pirc is better than the King's Indian anyway. According to my databse, d6 scores best against d4 with 47% and the players using it are also rated higher than for any other response.
Originally posted by exigentskyNf6 is the start of MANY defenses including, modern benoni, czech benoni, grunfeld, Budapest, king's indian, queen's indian etc so I'm not sure why you think it's the start of only a couple of defenses (someone stated this but it was not explaining the big amount of choices)
What would be the best response to d4? d6 or Nf6? Consider that d6 would be the Pirc and Nf6 would become the Nimzo/Bogo.
Originally posted by hypermo2001I already wrote that I DO NOT THINK THAT! However, out of those defenses with Nf6, I'm asking you to consider specifically only the Nimzo and Bogo.
Nf6 is the start of MANY defenses including, modern benoni, czech benoni, grunfeld, Budapest, king's indian, queen's indian etc so I'm not sure why you think it's the start of only a couple of defenses (someone stated this but it was not explaining the big amount of choices)
Originally posted by prosoccer1. d4 Nf6
What is the notation for the Benko Gambit? By that I mean the moves leading up to it then after it.
Originally posted by zebanoTo add a bit more.....blacks pieces slide effortlessly onto good squares, Ra8,Rb8.....the queen on c7 b6 or a5 and the bishop on g7 giving black massive pressure down the queenside, white is almost always on the defensive at the start of the Benko. Black should seek to trade off the knights if he/she can manage this then whites position should fall apart in a hurry. ie Nf6,Ng4,Ne5 for the Nf3 knight and Nd7,Nb6,Na4 for the c3 knight.....of course a good white player isnt just going to sit around and let this happen but if black can pull it off then its almost always enough for an advantage.
1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 c5
3. d5 b5
4. cxb5 a6
cxb5 is almost always played and then the a6 "gambited pawn" can be declined in many ways. The following one of the accepted variations...
5. bxa6 g6
6. Nc3 Bxa6
7. e4 Bxf1 (white can also play g3 here and castle after fianchettoing his bishop which is currently the more popular treatement)
8. Kxf1 Bg7
9. ...[text shortened]... defense, even at the grandmaster level and it allows you to quickly strike back in the center.