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  1. 24 Aug '10 21:54
    Having trouble facing the likes of the Veresov,Torre,London,Hodgson etc....

    Anyone know of interesting games I can check to nick some ideas?
    I like active pieceplay and don't mind giving up a pawn to achieve it,even if it results in an objectively slightly inferior position.

    toet.
  2. Subscriber Paul Leggettonline
    Chess Librarian
    27 Aug '10 23:43
    Originally posted by toeternitoe
    Having trouble facing the likes of the Veresov,Torre,London,Hodgson etc....

    Anyone know of interesting games I can check to nick some ideas?
    I like active pieceplay and don't mind giving up a pawn to achieve it,even if it results in an objectively slightly inferior position.

    toet.
    Sorry about the slow reply.

    The Slav/Schlecter Gruenfeld formation (...d5, ...c6, and a kingside fianchetto) is a reliable response to these openings.

    I remember when Ken Smith and John Hall came out with the first edition of their book on the Colle- the best line they had led to equality, and they were writing for White!

    Here's a high-level game showing it against the Torre:

  3. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    28 Aug '10 00:34
    Originally posted by toeternitoe
    Having trouble facing the likes of the Veresov,Torre,London,Hodgson etc....

    Anyone know of interesting games I can check to nick some ideas?
    I like active pieceplay and don't mind giving up a pawn to achieve it,even if it results in an objectively slightly inferior position.

    toet.
    This sounds like a personal ad in Chess Life.
    Do you also like long walks in the park? If so drop me a PM.
  4. 28 Aug '10 08:27
    Thanks Paul.Will check the game out later today when I have more time.

    Praxis
    I like short walks in the woods or on the beach.But you're not my type,too wrinkled.Sorry.

    toet.
  5. 05 Sep '10 09:16
    1 d4 e5 2 de d6 3 ed Bd6. You get active piece play and you've avoided the stodge. (I think that this is called the Von Henning-Schara Gambit.)
  6. 05 Sep '10 11:12
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    1 d4 e5 2 de d6 3 ed Bd6. You get active piece play and you've avoided the stodge. (I think that this is called the Von Henning-Schara Gambit.)
    That's the Englund gambit.Never tried it.Perhaps I should.

    The Von Hennig-Schara is a variation in the QGD,Tarrasch defence.