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  1. 20 Apr '08 17:00
    I will be coming up against a friend of mine in a tournament soon, by the looks of it. He is better than me and I am looking for an opening (preferably not the Grob) to surprise him with. I have won a piece for two pawns in the QGD but he achieved a much better position and eventually recouped the piece.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
  2. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    20 Apr '08 17:33
    Originally posted by Zweite
    I will be coming up against a friend of mine in a tournament soon, by the looks of it. He is better than me and I am looking for an opening (preferably not the Grob) to surprise him with. I have won a piece for two pawns in the QGD but he achieved a much better position and eventually recouped the piece.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
    Larsen (1.b3) as white and Albin (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5) as black
  3. 20 Apr '08 17:34
    Originally posted by Korch
    Larsen (1.b3) as white and Albin (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5) as black
    Thanks, I'll look into those.
  4. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    21 Apr '08 03:12
    Originally posted by Korch
    Larsen (1.b3) as white and Albin (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5) as black
    what about doing b3 after 1.f4 and 2.Nf3 (when it fits)
  5. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    21 Apr '08 04:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by irontigran
    what about doing b3 after 1.f4 and 2.Nf3 (when it fits)
    After 1.f4 you should be ready for 1...e5. Also Black can play 1...d5 and 2...g6.
  6. 21 Apr '08 05:00
    Try the Kopec system, it's different.
  7. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    21 Apr '08 05:02
    I never believed in surprise weapons. What you should do is study something very deeply that you know he'll play, and then just beat up on him. Get an edge, and then prosecute that edge. Good luck regardless of what you choose. The opening doesn't matter all that much anyway.
  8. 21 Apr '08 05:02
    1. c4 is my fav...but if u need different...you can play 1.d3 and leaves 2.Nd2 (mieses) open... ends up with a marcozy type attack (maroczy used against mieses)... its positional, however pretty damn sound, especially as its not very well known
  9. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    21 Apr '08 05:06
    Originally posted by Korch
    After 1.f4 you should be ready for 1...e5.
    for sure, this can produce some of the funnest chess games
    black loses both central pawns in 2 moves.. is it worth it? i say "no"
    i (who plays worse live) went toe to toe with a 1900 who thought he could just blitz me off the board.. i lost on time in probably over a 50 move game, queens were still on the board = intense
  10. 21 Apr '08 05:23
    Originally posted by irontigran
    ...for sure, this can produce some of the funnest chess games
    ...
    Game 4747347
  11. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    21 Apr '08 05:26
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    Game 4747347
    lol, i dont recommend the idiots defense its funny how people find a way to get thrown into that so early
  12. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    21 Apr '08 05:29 / 2 edits
    im usually one the white side of it but here are my only 2 finished black games in it-

    Game 4841734
    Game 4841731
  13. 21 Apr '08 05:36
    I find it strange that someone would enter a From's thematic tourni without knowing the most basic trap.
  14. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    21 Apr '08 05:45
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    I find it strange that someone would enter a From's thematic tourni without knowing the most basic trap.
    my thoughts exactly! before it began i was saying "i bet 1 guy falls for it, how embarassing it will be" but then 2 alone in my group, and many others maybe lower level players should only get to play in themed tournaments that start with 1.e4 e5 2.Qf3!!!!!!!!


    btw, i thought this game is interesting(and the kind that makes chess fun), it tempting to use the froms when i see my bird at the other end.. but i think ive found more annoying things from my white losses that black does..

    Game 4841728 *GAME IN PROGRESS*
  15. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    21 Apr '08 09:45
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    I never believed in surprise weapons. What you should do is study something very deeply that you know he'll play, and then just beat up on him. Get an edge, and then prosecute that edge. Good luck regardless of what you choose. The opening doesn't matter all that much anyway.
    I believe in surprise weapons - they works, especially in OTB games. But you should study these "surprise weapons" very well and use only sometimes - and they should bring you many points against unprepared opponents.