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.


Anonymous said...

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

We await your choices with baited breath!


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.