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  1. 28 Nov '09 14:38
    In an effort to learn something new, what opening or openings, best develop the Rooks. The quickest and most productive way to get them into action and make use of them as more then a defender.
  2. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    28 Nov '09 14:43
    Originally posted by dirtysniper
    In an effort to learn something new, what opening or openings, best develop the Rooks. The quickest and most productive way to get them into action and make use of them as more then a defender.
    any opening that castles early, probably some ruy lopez or something like that.
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Gonzalo de Córdoba
    28 Nov '09 22:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by dirtysniper
    In an effort to learn something new, what opening or openings, best develop the Rooks. The quickest and most productive way to get them into action and make use of them as more then a defender.
    As Black, try the ...e6 Najdorf Sicilian. The Queen's Rook finds a home on c8 behind the Queen on the open file and the King's Rook, after castling, can move to d8, defending the d6 Pawn and supporting it's potential advance.

    Later, you can stack it on the c-file with the other major pieces, or to whatever other open files come into being.
  4. 28 Nov '09 23:49
    Originally posted by dirtysniper
    In an effort to learn something new, what opening or openings, best develop the Rooks. The quickest and most productive way to get them into action and make use of them as more then a defender.
    gambits, giving up a pawn or two for rapid development of the pieces! does not suit materialists, but it can be fun!
  5. 29 Nov '09 01:10
    budapest gambit
  6. 29 Nov '09 01:25
    Originally posted by masniak
    budapest gambit
    mm, how vevy vevy interesting!

  7. 29 Nov '09 04:07 / 1 edit
    I also think gambits mostly of pawns will open up your rooks for active possibilities.

    One way to gambit a pawn so a rook can become active is for example to just give up a knight pawn by advancing it 2 squares so your opponent can simply take it but then you can move a rook to the knight file and you have an active rook.
  8. 29 Nov '09 15:59
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    mm, how vevy vevy interesting!

    [pgn]1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.e3 exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qd1 d5 6.a3 Be6 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.e4 Nf6 9.Qxd8+ Rxd8 10.Bg5 Nd4 11.Bd3 Nb3[/pgn]
    WTF kinda crap is that?
    Oh I mean, nice game, thanks for sharing.
  9. 29 Nov '09 16:05
    Rooks are generally endgame pieces but ...

    1

  10. 29 Nov '09 16:06
    13... Bh4 14. Rxh4 Rfe8 now what OK white wins
  11. 29 Nov '09 16:10
    2

  12. 29 Nov '09 16:12
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    2

    [pgn]Budapest[/pgn]
    That's the Motwani variation right? (I never play the Budapest)
  13. 29 Nov '09 16:18
    The most common early rook uses are Stonewall patterns like in 1. In the Budapest, a5 and Ra6 can be a nice option before black plays d6 (giving the rook access from a6 all the way to the h file!). I'm sure there are many other rook openings, but I will close with one of my favorites.
  14. 29 Nov '09 16:22
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    That's the Motwani variation right? (I never play the Budapest)
    Sorry, I'm not sure. I'd be willing to bet it's been around longer than Motwani though.
  15. 01 Dec '09 05:26 / 1 edit
    What's up with this?! Some random line of the Budapest is played and the "Motwani"? line is played! What about the mainline Fajorowicz?!

    No side lines without the mainline!