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An opening that i like
I made it up quite recently but have not used it on GK yet
seems good!! It can be reversed 1 opening goes for white and other goes for black!
this is how you play the opening for white!
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Nc3 Bc5
4. Nxe5! Nxe5 nxe5 is the key move to my opening for white to make!!
5. d4 Bd6
6. dxe5 Bxe5
7. f4 Bxc3+
8. bxc3 Nf6
9. e5.. Knight retreats...or maybe even Qe7! will be for black.
the material force is even ( but i prefer white because of the bishop matching pair!) and white has 2 kind of powerful pawns on f4 and e5
Look at the opening everyone and tell me all what you think and about who you prefer to be white or black in the situation!
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It's a Vienna. This specific line has been played at least once:
7. Bd3 is a more common move for White, but none of these lines are played often enough to have definitive evaluations.
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I prefer White...
... owing to its active position, and the bishop pair will be an asset in this kid of open game. The Knight can 'retreat' to e4, by the way, attacking the c-pawn. After 9...Ne4 10.Qf3 (10.Qd3 blocks the f-bishop) 10...d5, and the knight is safe on a good square. This was the course taken in the game kewms quoted.
If he survives without having to compromise his pawn structure, Black will have the edge going into an endgame on account of White's ragged pawns. Retention of the bishop pair might enable White to hang on, though.
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3...Bc5 is inferior . . .
because it allows the Fork Trick (Nxe5 and d5). That is why you don't see this line played much. White runs into the same problem after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bc4?! Nxe4!, which is why White plays 4.Bb5 or 4.d4 in the 4 Knights Opening instead. I teach these basic ideas to my students at about the 1000 level and they usually get several chances to use them every year.
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The position after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Bc5?! has been played MANY times here on GK, and Black has an excellent score against every move EXCEPT in the 201 games where White played 4.Nxe5. In those, White has 71% wins! However, far more players chose Bc4, suggesting that GK's lower-rated players don't know the Fork Trick, alas!