Originally posted by masscatIf you want to avoid possibilities of transposing into the French, the King's gambit and the Sicilian then Alekhine's defence looks like being the only opening left.
I play the CK and have the same problem...fierytorment is right...esp. if White plays 3.e5...you get a French type set up that I dislike; when I see it, I want to start throwing pieces against the wall. I don't like to play the Sicilian either so I've tried the Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation a few times...seems to be OK. The only problem is finding a defense to the King's Gambit. In that case, 2....Bc5 throws some KG players off-stride.