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  1. 10 Sep '08 04:15
    Any suggestions? I'm thinking Caro-Kann for 1.e4, no clue for 1. d4.
  2. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    10 Sep '08 04:25
    Originally posted by stockton1984
    Any suggestions? I'm thinking Caro-Kann for 1.e4, no clue for 1. d4.
    Depends on what you want to get from opening.
  3. 10 Sep '08 04:28
    I guess I'm looking to something that doesn't have TOO many variations, although I know most defenses quite a few. I want something that will avoid draws and has fairly sharp lines, but nothing too insanely complicated. I know, I'm picky. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks to everyone in advance.
  4. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    10 Sep '08 05:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by stockton1984
    I guess I'm looking to something that doesn't have TOO many variations, although I know most defenses quite a few. I want something that will avoid draws and has fairly sharp lines, but nothing too insanely complicated. I know, I'm picky. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks to everyone in advance.
    Unfortunately sharpest openings has large amount of lines. Maybe Pirc (against 1.e4) and Dutch/KID (against 1.d4) would suit you.
  5. 10 Sep '08 05:17
    it seems you have a plan for e4....so I guess
    against d4....if you don't want alot of variations...I think the Nimzo-Indian and the Bogo-Indian combo are similar, cover most vartiations, but doesn't contain TONS of theory

    My personal recomendation is the Dutch (leningrad) but there is sizeable theory there
  6. 10 Sep '08 05:29
    Actually, the Nimzo has a LOT of theory, it's just that it's not as critical as a Dragon for example.
  7. 10 Sep '08 07:06
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    Actually, the Nimzo has a LOT of theory, it's just that it's not as critical as a Dragon for example.
    yes, and it looks natural too.
  8. 10 Sep '08 08:51
    How about three move checkmate

    I'm kidding, but I don't know
  9. 10 Sep '08 09:08
    Alekhine
  10. Standard member Kepler
    Demon Duck
    10 Sep '08 11:50
    1. ... g6 against both. Actually, 1. ... g6 against anything white plays.
  11. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    10 Sep '08 12:16
    Originally posted by Kepler
    1. ... g6 against both. Actually, 1. ... g6 against anything white plays.
    Or 1...b6
  12. Standard member Kepler
    Demon Duck
    10 Sep '08 12:38
    Originally posted by Korch
    Or 1...b6
    1. .. b6 is also fun.
  13. 10 Sep '08 14:07
    Tarrasch defense if you don't mind isolani's.
    Czech Benoni if it suits you.
    I hear KID is good and agressive,never played it myself.
  14. 10 Sep '08 14:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by stockton1984
    Looking for new Defense to play against 1.e4 an...
    What about Alechine? 1 e4 Nf6
  15. 10 Sep '08 14:51
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    What about Alechine? 1 e4 Nf6
    tons of fun...much more solid than it's reputation is

    I have advocated it for YEARS however I am no looking for some other possible openings...with a little more stability