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Your favorite opening

Discussion in 'Chess' started by herchin, Jun 3, 2001.

  1. herchin

    herchin Chieftain

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    Ok - let's discuss some of the most used openings.

    Sicilian def - my favorite:

    I find this opening one of the most difficult to play because of the many varianties you have to remember! Thou I think it gives you the most exiting games.

    What do you think about Sicialian def and other openings?
     
  2. stormerne

    stormerne Eye of the Storm Retired Moderator

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    Is the Sicilian your favourite with Black or with White?
    And what are your favourite variations (with both colours)?

    15 years ago, I always used to play the Sicilian as Black when answering 1.e4. But I always played an unusual and little known variation (2...a6). I got very good results from this over many years and rarely lost (except notably against grandmaster Jim Plaskett)!

    Nowadays, I often play other things... <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif" border=0>

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  3. herchin

    herchin Chieftain

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    My favorite when I play black!

    When playing black and opening with sicilian def. of some variant you are in control of the game from the beginning. What I mean is: If you do know (played against him/her before) your opponent, you can choose your tactics on your knowledge about you opponents style! The sicialian opening gives you both defensive and offensive variants, that might break a player that's even better than your self.

    It's a very special move you make there! Never seen it in action I'd like to try it some day!

    Another opening I like, if I play black, is the Indian king defence.
     

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