Sunday, October 01, 2006

One trick pony


I've been secretly working on a new repertoire to debut this month. I've been running into "stale" opening syndrome. My once vibrant London system as white seems to have hit the wall. When I first adopted this opening 2 years ago, I had a lot of success with it since most of the folks in the area weren't familiar with it. Since then, most of my opponents I face in the area have a good understanding of how to handle it. Sure, I can continue and look for deeper 18th move variations that may give me a plus over equal position but I feel its time to venture out.

Basically, I don't want to be a one-trick-pony. The London was a good opening for me since it was easy to learn and understand. The Pillsbury attack was my friend and an occasional Bxh7 was exciting. But I need to venture off this path. I will reveal my new white repertoire at a later date since some of my local opponents do read this regularly.

2 comments:

Globular said...

The King's Gambit? The Smith-Morra? The Caro-Kann Advanced with an early g4?

We await your choices with baited breath!

-matt

takchess said...

I'm interested to find out as well! The trouble is if you specialize in the King's gambit you become a kg and a some flavor of sicilian specialist. If I played d4 instead of e4, I think I would find the Torre interesting.