Yesterday I posted my repertoire with white.
Now with black.
The scandinavian defense:
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 e6! the Icelandic gambit. I score 70% with it.
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Bg5 the Portugese gambit
The idea is to castle long in most Scandinavian variations.
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ne4 Budapest gambit Fajarovic variation. Score 60%
With black I have one big hole in my repertoire:
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3
I don't know what to do.
I have tried everything here.
But I just hate the move e6. After that all your possibilities for a kingside attack are gone.
I play now the idiotic 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Ne4 ?! with some sort of transposition to the Dutch defense (with f5 and Be7) which at least gives you a fight for the initiative and a chance for a kingside attack.
To anybody: HELP!! for an opening without e6 after 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3
Did I mention I tried EVERYTHING?
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 e4 4. Ng5 b5 the Bellon gambit.
This is really a weird gambit. I play it, but I don't understand it at all.
I have played it 9 times now, and I never lost with it! (+5=4)
In some way you invite white for a premature attack.
Which is not going to work for no apparent reason. And when you manage to solve your development problems white is lost!
So this opening I keep for educational reasons.
1. b4 c6 2. Bb2 Qb6 3. a3 a5
I never played this one, but I'm gonna try it. (waiting for 1. b4)
All those openings (with black AND white - see post yesterday) give you a chance to fight for the initiative, piece play and kingside attack.
A further merit is that you get the variations often on the board and you set the opening to your hand at move 2 or 3.
It happens seldom or never that the pawn you sac in a gambitline becomes the reason that you loose the game. If your attack dries out, there's almost always the possibility to trade your initiative off for an enemy pawn.
I told you most of my opening-secrets so it's about time to change my handle at FICS :)
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