Subject: Re: Help needed: Any similar black and white opening systems?
References: < email@example.com > In article < firstname.lastname@example.org > email@example.com (Mlkienholz) writes: > > >Hi netters, > >Does anyone have any advice for selecting an opening system? I have been >told >that this is my achilles heel. What I'm looking for is a black and white >system that has similar objectives, like maybe the Sicilian and the >English. >But I'd also like to find something that is flexible, and useful against >a wide variety of black/white responses. Anyone have some suggestions? Sounds like you're half-way there: Hypermodern with g3/g6 and c4/c5 ================================ White: English with g3 Black against 1.e4: Sicilian with ...g6 Black against 1.d4: Benoni Hypermodern with g3/g6 ====================== White: King's Indian Attack Black against 1.e4: Pirc/Modern Black against 1.d4: King's Indian/Modern Hypermodern with b3/b6 ====================== White: Nimzo-Larsen 1. b3 Black against 1.e4: Owen's Defence 1...b6 Black against 1.d4: English Defence 1...b6 Open game with piece play: ========================= White: Lopez with early d4, or Scotch Opening Black against 1.e4: Two Knights', Open Morphy Lopez Black against 1.d4: Budapest Gambit, Grunfeld >I also understand the theory of strongpoint type openings fairly well. Are >there >any systems that fit in this framework? "Flexible" and "strongpoint" seem to me to be a contradiction! Strongpoint on d4/d5 ==================== White: Colle System or London System Black against 1.e4: French or Gurgenidze (..g6/...c6) Black against 1.d4: Slav or Orthodox QGD Strongpoint on e4/e5 ==================== White: Bishop's Opening Black against 1.e4: Philidor's Defence Black against 1.d4: Old Indian, Old Benoni All this for 2 cents... D