View Poll Results: What is your favourite opening?

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  • Sicilian

    25 27.78%
  • Italian

    3 3.33%
  • Spanish

    16 17.78%
  • Ponziani

    1 1.11%
  • Queens Gambit

    9 10.00%
  • Scandinavian

    6 6.67%
  • Austrian

    2 2.22%
  • French

    12 13.33%
  • Kings Indian

    9 10.00%
  • Caro-Kann

    7 7.78%
  • Kings Gambit

    12 13.33%
  • English

    7 7.78%
  • Queens Fiancetto

    3 3.33%
  • Kings Fiancetto

    1 1.11%
  • Birds

    2 2.22%
  • Elephant

    0 0%
  • Latvian

    0 0%
  • Russian Defence

    0 0%
  • Colle System

    3 3.33%
  • Other

    28 31.11%
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  1. #16
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1144
    I actually dont mind 1.h4
    I used to play this in blitz sessions against a 1600s player here who I was probably scoring 75% against in blitz. I wouldn't play it repeatedly, but I'd slip it in once per session, after a dozen games or so. It kept working and working and working and he hated how I continually won with it. After fifteen or so wins he finally beat it.

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    I luv catalans

    I luv the catalan.
    It rocks baby

    It's not in the poll so I will keep it a secret between myself and Korchnoi

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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    I like the Catalan too, what little of I know of it. But as I virtually never play 1.d4 I don't get that kind of position all that often.

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    I am utterly shocked that the Monkey's Bum variation is not listed!

    Not to mention the Monkey's Bum Deferred

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    Reagan attack

    I am shocked that the Reagan attack is not listed. Since we are the 51st state of the US this opening is essential knowledge for all players

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    Vague choice of openings in this poll... another vote for 'Other'

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    [QUOTE=Kevin Bonham]I meant to post something predicting that someone would say that. Here for all you BDG addicts is a spray against your favourite opening that I came across recently:

    Well I scored 60% with the BDG in the Champions League Correspondence.
    Remember all my opponents were higher rated than me up to 2400 ICCF rating.

    These days I only play it after

    1. e4 d5
    2. d4 dxe
    3. Nc3 Nf6
    4. f3

    Of course as I am an e4 player I am prepared for the French and Caro Kann

    I have a mass of TN's waiting to be sprung on unsuspecting turkeys in the BDG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comrade Zukovsky
    Vague choice of openings in this poll... another vote for 'Other'
    Yes, definitely 'other'.

    The 'picnic' variation is still my favourite Comrade.
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    The Desprès, 1. h4

    (I'm sane)

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    Dutch Leningrad

    How come the Dutch Leningrad 8.) ... Qe8 opening isn't on this poll?

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    where are the Latvianistas?

    In secret places where they hide
    the Latvian lovers reside
    they cook up their quirky defence of fire
    and care not for the mock and ire
    they so cunning lie in this poll
    but to tell the truth would take its toll.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurotrash
    I am utterly shocked that the Monkey's Bum variation is not listed!

    Not to mention the Monkey's Bum Deferred
    What about the Poisoned Monkey's Bum?
    Cheers and best wishes!

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    the usual sicilian for me!!

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    I'm a big fan of the Leningrad Dutch, but I keep it for use only against certain players.
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    The Sicilian is awesome!

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