Originally posted by ZweiteLarsen (1.b3) as white and Albin (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5) as black
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.
Originally posted by Korchfor sure, this can produce some of the funnest chess games
After 1.f4 you should be ready for 1...e5.
Originally posted by irontigranGame 4747347
...for sure, this can produce some of the funnest chess games
Originally posted by Squelchbelchlol, i dont recommend the idiots defense its funny how people find a way to get thrown into that so early
Originally posted by Squelchbelchmy 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!!!!!!!!
I find it strange that someone would enter a From's thematic tourni without knowing the most basic trap.
Originally posted by !~TONY~!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.
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.