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  1. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    15 Mar '07 17:13
    What do people play? i am creating a repetoire to play! as black What do people like and find effective?
  2. 15 Mar '07 17:16
    Play 1...e6, you won't regret it!
  3. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    15 Mar '07 17:18
    why e6
  4. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    15 Mar '07 17:19
    Thats the french is it not?
  5. 15 Mar '07 17:19
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    What do people play? i am creating a repetoire to play! as black What do people like and find effective?
    I always play c5, my club mates are now really testing me because they know I am going to play the sicillian which is good as my otb sicillian is improving now
  6. 15 Mar '07 17:21
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    why e6
    Check out a few databases.

    There is
    e5, King Pawn Game
    e6, the French Defence
    c6, the Caro-Kann Defence
    c5, the Sicillian Defence


    and more...
  7. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    15 Mar '07 17:22
    Which variation of the sicillian
  8. 15 Mar '07 17:22
    The most common replies are probably c5 (Sicilian), e6 (French), and e5 (King's Pawn) in no particular order. I would focus on these and maybe learn d5 (Scandenavian) and Nf6 (Alkheines defense) later.
  9. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    15 Mar '07 17:23
    Thankd diety which do you like and find effective?
  10. 15 Mar '07 17:23
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    Thats the french is it not?
    Yes...

    But seriously, what is your style of play?
  11. Standard member Spacetime
    Not material
    15 Mar '07 17:23
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    What do people play? i am creating a repetoire to play! as black What do people like and find effective?
    Everybody's going to give you a different answer, but my opinion is start with e5 for a while to get a feel for good opening principles (you will learn a lot about basic tactics and different positional ideas).

    After you have a feel for the basics with the e5 lines, you can graduate to the Sicilian with the more advanced (but more powerful) ideas.

    Please don't play the French!
  12. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    15 Mar '07 17:26
    My style tends to be Quite postional, asd white i like the colle system!
  13. 15 Mar '07 17:26
    Originally posted by mipmcpt
    Thankd diety which do you like and find effective?
    All of them are effective, seriously all of them.

    I recently started playing the Caro-Kann, I love it.
  14. 15 Mar '07 17:27 / 2 edits
    you see? The defense is so good that people are begging you to switch to something else!

    ok, anyways... if you are positional player then french defense is a very good choice for you.
  15. 15 Mar '07 17:33
    there are a number of sound replies.
    e5
    d5
    c5
    e6
    c6
    Nf3

    It just depends on your playing style. If you are unsure of your style I would reccomend 1...e5, it is theoretically the best.