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  1. 06 May '06 04:25
    must be the most boring over used opening on this site
  2. 06 May '06 05:28
    really? looks pretty odd to me...
  3. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    06 May '06 06:18
    Very odd.
  4. 06 May '06 06:50
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    really? looks pretty odd to me...
    I'm sure you guys are just giving him a hard time, but I think he means 1.e4 2.Nf3 3.Bc4

    And I don't think it's boring at all. The two knights defence is my favorite opening to play as white. I don't mind playing the Italian Game either.
  5. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    06 May '06 07:25
    I agree its a well used oppening but its good fun....I bet you even play it lol....
    Hope people are reading so in future they wont play it against you ok trevor.
  6. Standard member Mctayto
    Highlander
    06 May '06 12:58
    Originally posted by trevor33
    must be the most boring over used opening on this site
    If it is not broken then no need to fix it
  7. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    06 May '06 14:15
    Originally posted by trevor33
    must be the most boring over used opening on this site
    There are solutions:

    1. Play better players. It's much less common at higher levels.

    2. Don't reply to e4 with e5. There's plenty of other options that are much less boring. I found that e4 e5 games tend to be boring for me in the opening. Instead I tried the sicilian, caro-kann, french, pirc, and nimzowich defenses.
  8. 06 May '06 16:53
    Originally posted by ark13
    There are solutions:

    1. Play better players. It's much less common at higher levels.

    2. Don't reply to e4 with e5. There's plenty of other options that are much less boring. I found that e4 e5 games tend to be boring for me in the opening. Instead I tried the sicilian, caro-kann, french, pirc, and nimzowich defenses.
    Don't forget the ole Alekhine defense, nothing better than two moves in the opening with the same piece to get your blood boiling!
  9. 06 May '06 16:57
    Originally posted by smiffy
    I agree its a well used oppening but its good fun....I bet you even play it lol....
    Hope people are reading so in future they wont play it against you ok trevor.
    i hope so smiffy i've never used it - spent to many games playing against it, i find it leads to pretty similar games.
  10. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    06 May '06 16:59
    boring ones lol...well all i can say is play e6 and d5 instead of e5 and nc6 or whatever...
    just play different things.
  11. 06 May '06 17:01
    Originally posted by ark13
    There are solutions:

    1. Play better players. It's much less common at higher levels.

    2. Don't reply to e4 with e5. There's plenty of other options that are much less boring. I found that e4 e5 games tend to be boring for me in the opening. Instead I tried the sicilian, caro-kann, french, pirc, and nimzowich defenses.
    your right - i like to play a mix of ratings so will have to play against it sometimes but i'll try maybe bringing the knights out to see what happeneds next time.
  12. 07 May '06 12:01
    There are many different openings to come from that line:

    -The Giuco Piano (sorry for sp.) can be quiet, with the Pianissimo lines with d3 being quite dull, but some of the gambit lines, whilst slightly unsound, can be very exciting.

    -Evans Gambit is very similar to the Piano, but gambits the b pawn (and sometimes more) for a lead in development, and a powerful centre. I'm not sure if it is still considered sound, but is certainly not dull.

    - 2 Knights Defence usually result in a gambit also, this time for black. The Wilkes-Barre is certainly not for those who have not done their homework on the lines!

    Certainly plenty of variety, and quite a few of them are sharp and tactical. Maybe it is your response that is forcing the play to be dull?!