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Of course I usually stick to Chessmood openings but sometimes I like to play casual Chess with friends and play something different. I have been fooling around with The Modern/Pirc defence for black against e4 and the Bishop's Opening/Urusov's Gambit for white against e5. What are your thoughts on these openings? Are they classed as fundamental openings that can bring my level up? Thanks :)
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.f3 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Bg7 9.Be3 0-0 10.Qd2 Be6 11.Rc1 Qa5 12.Nd5!?
How should Black best proceed from here.
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I defend with caro-kann and there is one line where i cant win with black. Its the panov attack where white play like this 1.e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Nf3 Bg4 7 cxd5 Nxd5 8 Qb3 Bxf3 and white goes for the drawish endgame . My question is if i play a lower rated opponent and i would like to win is there a way to avoid that endgame and get a middlegame where i could outplay him. Maybe then i should just avoid the caro and play sicilian accelerated dragon it would be tough as i nver really pllayed sicilian and i have no experiewnce with it. Let me know what u think guys :)
I wanted to share a question in the Benko that I had from a game I played this last weekend in a tournament. I was playing black against a strong FM rated 2392, and ithe 5.Nc3 line he played 8. a4. I spent a good amount of my time trying to work this out and got myself in trouble first on the board and later on the clock.
Here are the moves : 1. d4, Nf6 2. c4, c5 3. d5, b5 4. cb, a6 5. Nc3, ab 6. e4, b4 7. Nb5, d6 8. a4
How can we best answer this move? I took the pawn, but didnt follow up well and got tied up.
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Over the next few months, I am going to be working deeper on our ChessMood openings and filling in my PGN files, so I can remember all the lines better.
I am looking for anyone who wants to study with me, play these openings together, and discuss the ideas of the opening as we fill in the PGN files. We will work on 1 opening section per day so we don't confuse ourselves. The goal is to know all of our openings inside and out in the next 90 days! Everyone is welcome! Even our GMs, if they have time and want to pop in to give us words of wisdom!
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