Originally posted by Mensothey dont ALL have lots of variations, i been looking and found a couple id like to try.
Thay all have a lot of variations. Just pick one and follow the principles (ie, control the center with pawns, develop your pieces to their best squares [in one move preferably], castle early, and youll be in the middlegame before you know it.
Originally posted by kmac27im not really looking for giuoco piano, your opponent has to play e5.
playing knight openings as white usually forces the game towards moving the pawns to the d file. if you open Nc3 it doesn't permit e5 and you can narrow down what you have to learn. "guioco piano" (meaning quiet game) is also one your probably looking for because you said you dont want it to be that strategical and not many variations to learn