Originally posted by robbie carrobieit helps me as well to talk these through with someone. it's not like I had it all figured out, you know. far from it. and reversed leningrad having almost no existing theory doesn't really help. on the flipside it's just as hard for the opponents.
thnaks wormwood, its really great you took the time. i have decided that i do not like the control white gets over the e5 square, black must contest that otherwise he leaves himself open to all sots of tricks, i am presently experimenting with a reversed Colle building up latent pressure and trying to push e6 - e5 and Kings Indian which seems to me ...[text shortened]... the most solid, or at least offer the least amount of weaknesses. wish me luck, ill need it 🙂
Originally posted by wormwoodwell my reversed Colle has proved a dismal failure, the Kings Indian is the most resilient. i dont know but as soon as i play d5 against either queens pawn game or something else like the bird i am aware of a glaring hole at e5. why should this be the case? its just so annoying. what are we to do? shore it up with pieces? is this the usual practice? i dunno, what i do know is that i dont know anything about openings past move 3. Wow, little or no theory, its virgin territory, like going into the Amazon, you either can come out with gold or dead! i am going back to playing chess master to test out some other stuff, if i think of anything that is worthy of your attention, i shall let you know, as it is i am really disappointed, i really thought i had this opening business cracked, but all is gloom - robbie carrobie.
it helps me as well to talk these through with someone. it's not like I had it all figured out, you know. far from it. and reversed leningrad having almost no existing theory doesn't really help. on the flipside it's just as hard for the opponents.
Originally posted by National Master DaleAlthough I dont understand most of the language being used here, I would definitely say Bf5 is a mistake for two reasons:
Looks like so far so good to me.
Originally posted by robbie carrobiethat's quite a typical problem you get when starting to play the bird or dutch. I've lost many blitz games exactly like that. nowadays I go Na3 almost automatically.
A very interesting Alekhine game where he plays an early Bf5
and which demonstrates the weakness of e3!
Originally posted by robbie carrobieI only play e3 if black plays 1...Nc6 or 2...Nc6, allowing me to pin the knight. otherwise I always look for how to force e4 straight.
i am sorry wormwood, i have looked and looked and looked and looked and i cannot see the subtleties of Na3. i am really interested in this move e3, for it seems to me that the games that you posted omitted this move or to be more accurate, delayed it in favour of a timely e4! there is a very simple way of playing against the Bird which is kind of li ...[text shortened]... however GM. Daneilson is an expert in lines against it and is a true Leningrad reversed i think.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieYou can find GM Henrik Danielsen's Youtube channel here:
however GM. Daneilson is an expert in lines against it and is a true Leningrad reversed i think.
Originally posted by Tiwakingi think his sense of humour is great, there is a game where he has to go and buy candy for his kid and during it he is two pawns up and says, 'its just tooo good', i giggled for ages at that. also like the way the way he suggests moves for his opponent. i myself am not interested in playing bird, i want to know how to play against it.
You can find GM Henrik Danielsen's Youtube channel here:
For all videos relating to the Birds Opening, search his videos for "Polar bear"
He is my chess idol and I always play the Birds opening as white because of it
As for the weakness of e3: f4, nf3, g3, Bg2 is a fine setup also
Originally posted by robbie carrobieTo be honest, I dont think there is a way to play 'against the Birds opening'. 1. f4 is, to paraphrase Fischer, a 'High class waiting move'
i myself am not interested in playing bird, i want to know how to play against it.