Originally posted by robbie carrobieThere is no sure-fire way to keep a game closed, especially when your opponent knows you hate open positions. There is always a pawn break somewhere. You can't stop them all.
When I play chess i like quiet positions, or rather positions which are free from
complications, you know the thing, creating targets against backward pawns etc I don't
really like it when my opponents refuse to play positionally and simply sharpen the
game for its own sake. The reasons for this are two fold, one runs the risk of tactically
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must try to work with much more abstract dynamic factors and even tactics!
Originally posted by MarinkatombI play anything, 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.Nf3, 1.c4, 1.b3, 1.f3, as black i play closed lopez against the king pawn if I can and Queens Indian and Nimzo against the queen pawn.
I find the Indian formations can lead to slightly slower positional games, but like SG said, there's no sure fire way to avoid open tactical positions. What openings do you play apart from the English?