PGN download, discussion forum, and more. Against e4 I almost always play the Sicilian. Against d4 Best chess openings pdf play Nizmoindian against Nc3 and Queen’s Indian against Nf3. Against the Enlish I play e5.
When I said that everyone knows the indian theory, I didn’t have a specific move in mind, I was just saying that most people are familiar with the ideas and main lines of most indian openings, so they’re not ideal for a surprise anymore. Variants with Bg4 seem to lead to ok positions for black very easily. I presume returnoftheking it has a lot to do with the resulting positions. White, supposedly, can get an edge far more easily after 6c5 and not everyone likes the Knight on the edge after 7.
Black seeks play by e6 and capture on d5. Relatively speaking, there is lesser dynamism in the Black set up since White isn’t about to face a King Side attack any time soon! Of course, if you enjoy those positions you should play them. It avoids the monster analysis after the traditional e5 advance. It’s a practical solution and I am sure the edge white does get doesn’t matter too much for us mere mortals. But besides all the drawbacks it has one big pro: the bishop diagonal is notclosed. 4 with a decent position.
Almost a bit hedgehog like. Or Bg4, trading bishop and Nd7 with enough space for black’s remaining pieces. I remember reading it in an opening book I got on Indian Games, so I just assumed it was right. By the way, I’m looking for a good surprise weapon against 1. I can’t seem to find any in the Indian Games, because everyone knows that theory now.
And the Dutch is too well known as well, although I do use it. Is the Polish Defense a sound opening? I can’t find any good analysis on it, but I was considering starting to play it. There are a couple of books on the Polish Defense – and the related Owen’s. I’ve played it and like it.