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Top 10 More Solid Chess Opening

Top 10 More Solid Chess Opening

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 ==== ====If You Want to Improve Chess Check this out:www.ajedrezdesdematamoros.blogspot.com ==== ====There are many solid chess openings but I'm going to show you the top ten most solid chessopenings that there are. First maybe I should define a solid chess opening; a solid chess openingis a chess opening characterized by minimal risk taking and quiet positional play rather than sharptactical lines. Solid positions in general tend to be very hard to crack and maybe hard for abeginner to recognize but an experienced chess player can tell right away whether or not aposition is solid or tactical. Anyway here is a countdown of the most solid openings in chess. 10) King's Indian AttackMove order is not important but white will play:Nf3g3Bg20-0d3e4Nd2 The King's Indian Attack is an unusual opening in the fact that it is really called the same thingregardless of what black plays. Notice though how white sets up their pieces behind the lines verysystematically and the setup really leaves white with no weaknesses although it isn't particularlyambitious. White will establish their solid structure after these moves and then play on the flanks. Itisn't really considered a great opening but some very strong players like Bobby Fischer haveplayed it with success so it isn't a terrible opening either. 9) Guioco Piano: Guioco Pianissimo Variation1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. d3 The Guioco Pianissimo is a more solid variation of the Guioco Piano. It is really just an openingthat is ideal for developing your pieces and not much else. There really is no way to create astrong attack right out of the opening because of the fact that white's most active piece, the bishopon c4 can be neutralized by Be6. Still this opening remains very popular with beginners because itis very natural and easy to memorize. 8) Nimzo-Indian Defense1. d4 Nf62. c4 e6
 
3. Nc3 Bb4 The Nimzo-Indian Defense is solid in concept. White's plan in playing Nc3 is to prepare e4 whichcould give white a serious advantage if they manage to do that so black prevents it by pinning theknight. After black exchanges their bishop for white's knight they have complete control over e4which makes it very difficult for white to effectively get the ideal pawn center. The Nimzo is timetested and there is no way to completely refute this solid opening. 7) Caro-Kann: Classical Variation1. e4 c62. d4 d53. Nf3 dxe44. Nxe4 Bf5 The Caro-Kann: Classical Variation leaves black with a solid pawn structure with no obviousweaknesses in it. This gives black an advantage in the endgame as his pawn structure is betterthan white's. In addition, black can play c5 at appropriate time, attacking white's d4 pawn andcompletely getting rid of his center. All of this gives black copious opportunities to equalize thegame and this opening proves hard for white to maintain an advantage. 6) Caro-Kann: Advance Variation1. e4 c62. d4 d53. e5 The Caro-Kann: Advance Variation has a simple idea behind it. White pushes their pawn to gainspace in the center. This however has a drawback and that drawback is that that move allowsblack to bring their bishop out to f5 and then play e6 leaving them with a super-solid fortress in thecenter without having to worry about a trapped bishop on c8. It is however considered playable forwhich and is actually thought to be one of the best continuations for them. Still you have to workhard to crack black's position. 5) Queens Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation1. d4 d52. c4 e63. Nc3 Nf64. Bg5 Nbd75. Nf3 c66. e3 Qa5 The Cambridge Springs Variation is an open with a similar idea to the Nimzo. With the move Qa4black both unpins the knight on f6 and gives themselves control over the d5 square where theycan maybe place their knight later on. With the exception of the bishop on c8 all of black's piecesare either developed or will be shortly; black's dark squared bishop will come to b4 and puttremendous pressure on the knight. 4) Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav Defense1. d4 d5
 
2. c4 e63. Nc3 Nf64. Nf3 c6 The idea behind the Semi-Slav Defense is to play dxc4 and then protect it with b5 which after themove c6 is now protected from the knight. Black's pawn structure in the Semi-Slav tends to berather solid although white is always trying to undermine it. Just glancing at it you will notice thedefined pawn barrier with the pawns c6, d5, and e6. The Semi-Slav Defense is a good openingchoice, especially for players that like to win a pawn and then sit on it until the endgame. 3) French Defense: Fort Knox Variation1. e4 e62. d4 d53. Nc3 dxe44. Nxe4 Bd75. Nf3 Bc6 You can tell that the Fort Knox Variation is solid just by hearing its name. It has all of the perks ofthe French Defense but without the eternal headache of the bishop on c8. Instead of having todeal with the development of the terrible bishop later on, black chooses to spend two tempimoving the bishop to the more productive c6 square. There are no weaknesses in black's positionand white's lead in development means absolutely nothing so long as black doesn't waste anytime. This is why the Fort Knox Variation comes in at number three. 2) Colle System1. d4 d52. Nf3 Nf63. e3 e64.Bd3 c55. c3 The Colle System is one of those openings that are very solid if your opponent plays into thesystem. Black can avoid this opening all together by playing g6 instead of e6 at move three andopt to go into a King's Indian formation. I have to say that this is a very fun opening to playbecause it is for players of all styles. Some may argue with me about that but this is so solid, justby glancing at it really, and yet some tactical brilliancies have come out of this opening. 1) Dutch Defense: Stonewall Variation1. d4 f52. c4 e63. Nf3 e64. g3 d55. Bg2 c66. 0-0 Bd6 The Stonewall Variation is the pinnacle of solid chess openings. Black's pawn structure on c6, d5,e6, and f5 is very rigid and so it is a double edge. On one hand, if black can manage to get c8bishop active, which tends to be easier said than done, then white has a long road to getting a win.

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