Originally posted by Blacksonnormally the variation goes, as follows, 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Be3 d6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Qd2 Nd7 after which white has a choice of f3, h4, 0-0-0, or f4
I used a database from a computer program and found 1. e4 ..g6 is the 'Robatsch Defense'. I don't know what variation it is; at move 3 it doesn't have the option for white to play Be3 and from there on the variations are quite different to yours.
Originally posted by KevinMWHMI don't like the knight on h6, don't quite see the point in that setup. Very similar to a modern defense. I believe those type of defenses are good, just know that you are allowing white to get a strong pawn center, so the plan is to counter-attack the center from the wings. If you wait too long white will be too strong in the center.
This has been my favorite defense for a while but I don't know what it's called. I'd like to study some more variations of it as I have a lot of success with it vs lower ranked players, but tend to get out played vs higher ranks. The moves for white are from a recent loss but I tend to ignore white for the first 4 or 5 moves.
1. e4 g6
2. d4 Bg7
3. Be3 ange that benefits my defense even more.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated...
Originally posted by !~TONY~!Never mind.
Most of the time I'd let this guy just lose a bunch of games with this opening and let him be on his merry way (until he learns some basic chess principles), but in this case I thought I'd chime in and point out that it's possible that the OP meant for the line to go 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Be3 Nh6 4. f3 0-0 5. Qd2 e6, since now 5. Bxh6 Qh4+ will pick the pie ...[text shortened]... line still loses immediately 5. Bg5! since after any response by Black, 6. Bxh6 is decisive.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieand a4 a move I rather like as it slows down blacks queen side pawn thrust.
normally the variation goes, as follows, 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Be3 d6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Qd2 Nd7 after which white has a choice of f3, h4, 0-0-0, or f4
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