14 ( +1 | -1 ) Barcza opening?I've seen a lot of great players (such as grandpatzter) use this opening, but I can't seem to master it. Does anyone have any tips on how to get the most out of it?
The problem I have with the barcza is that by the time I've set it up black seems to have developed a very strong claim in the centre of the board. In particular his centre pawns attacking my knight on f3. I do like the way that a discovered attack by the bishop on b2 is allowed by moving the knight on f3, but I often find it's too late to employ it:(
73 ( +1 | -1 ) matador & chris21Matador: Today I happened to come over the Oxford chess encyclopedia and that supported my statement about Barcza being Nf3 followed by g3. If that's the case then I doubt that Be2 would be played;).
It's more a system than an opening though.
Chris21: You could use the same system as the KID i-e play d3 and then opt for c4, e4 to attack the center.
Like most fianchetto systems it can be exploited servere if not played right and it takes time to master king side fianchetto techniques. Maybe you could send a message to indianking since he has much experience and probably would know more about Barcza than I.
78 ( +1 | -1 ) I have...the Everyman Chess book "Nimzo-Larsen Attack" by Jacobs & Tait. Which features 1. b3 or what it calls the reversed Nimzo - 1. Nf3 ... and then 2. b3 ... It's not a 'how to win with the...' book, it simply focusses on these two related openings and features won, lost & drawn games.
It states that this opening does not give white an advantage but simply levels the playing field against opponents who potentially have better opening theory - giving flexibility (as bafverfeldt says) as well as being slightly unusual "opponents are thrown onto their own resources at an early stage" i.e. it's conducive to good chess rather than good memory.
The book's a little advanced for me right now but it features 69 games and looks worthwhile if you're interested in this opening.
27 ( +1 | -1 ) ;)Since I feel the evil presence of programs near I read a couple of 'how to defeat chessprograms' manuals and the Barcza Opening was one of the preferred openings by GM's against programs. That's really interesting I think.
Other preferred systems were Colle and Stonewall.
30 ( +1 | -1 ) BarczaThe Barcza is a variation of the classical King's Indian Attack (K.I.A.), where you play 1.Nf3. It is listed usually as K.I.A (Barcza system). ECO code is A07. The classical KIA is usually 1.e4. Either beginning move will transpose into the KIA structure, unless of course, your opponent plays the Scandinavian against your 1.e4.