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  1. 28 Apr '06 13:19
    Is grunsfeld ok or should I try something like nimzo indian?
  2. 28 Apr '06 13:24
    play Nf6 and KID.
  3. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    28 Apr '06 13:25
    yup, i usually open with d4, Nf6 is the toughest challenge- IMO.
  4. 28 Apr '06 14:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    yup, i usually open with d4, Nf6 is the toughest challenge- IMO.
    Nf6 merly delays deciding ones defense while developing the knight and preventing white from playing e4. It's only downside is it allows white to play 2. Bg5 which I personally don't find very challenging, but some people do...

    Edit: there is nothing wrong with 1. d4 d5 and in fact is a good way to learn.
  5. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    28 Apr '06 17:05
    Originally posted by Heidegger
    Is grunsfeld ok or should I try something like nimzo indian?
    You have to start a game before worrying about what defence to play.
  6. 28 Apr '06 18:31 / 1 edit
    I like a little thing called 1... e6 I find it works good against both 2. e4 and 2. c4

    Edit; For 2 e4 it goes into the french and for 2. c4 I play b6 and fianchetto
  7. 05 May '06 11:06
    Try out the cambridge springs defence for black against d4. Most of the time, the struggle commencing will favour the black players...