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Black System Opening for Uncommon Openings

Asked by emp12
Tags black uncommon openings
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a black opening system that can be played against 1. e3, 1. Nf3, and 1. Nc3?

I've built some form of opening repertoire against 1. e4 and 1. d4, but find myself unsure what to play against more uncommon openings and I don't really want to commit the time needed to learn completely different openings for all three of these.
3 Answers
Answered by Jacob531
This is a good question, but it might get more responses on general chess discussion forum.

Personally, I play 1...c4 against just about everything. However, the usual response to Nf3 and Nc3 is, I believe, d4, in order to occupy the center in the "strongest" way possible (e4 doesn't work against Nf3 and Nc3 hands you a protected d4 with a chance for e4 later). This is due to the maxim that the best defense against a wing attack is to hold the center [paraphrase]. Against e3, d4 is passive but solid, and e4 is more tactical and also pretty solid.
Answered by thechessguy2_0
Hello, this isn't really a question that deals with lichess, but I will help you out.

You can ask others here:

Or you can look if someone has made a study about it here:
If you don't know what these are here's the blog post:

And you can look at the opening explorer here:

And if none of those worked you can always look on various places on the internet.

Helpful Links:

Hope this helps :)
Answered by ioxod
I'm still a newb, but I think it is more important to understand why moves are good to make and trying to choose the best, than depending on a script. Knowing lines isn't too helpful if you don't understand why they exist as they do.

At our low ratings, we need a fundamental understanding of move selection more than having some opening lines to blindly respond to for every possible outcome. Ultimately, who cares what openings we pick if we can't even have proper move selection problem solving skills. We're just going to mess it up after our memorization runs out.

Openings will then be enriched because you can understand them in a better light.

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