The Queen's Knight Attack Chess Opening System (1. Nc3)
What you'll learn
- A system which is an interesting alternative to mainline opening theory
- A system which is a great alternative to having to learn tonnes of overgrown fashionable theory
- A system which can get you surprising positions to get the opponent out of book early
- A system which provides great options for transposition to get positions with great attacking prospects
- Model games from Danish CC-Grandmatser Ove Ekebjaeg who was the 14th runner up World correspondence champion making great use of 1. Nc3 (6/7)
- Model games from Ted Dunst who had a lot of fun miniature quick wins with it
- Great options after 1. Nc3 e5 - starting with 2. Nf3 with idea of a quick d4 - so no need to transpose into the Vienna game
- The balance between repertoire options for speed chess vs classical chess - as well as even correspondence chess
- Very original fun provocative situations arising after 1. Nc3 d5 2. e4 which can sometimes give great attacking chances if the player with Black overstretches
- Model games from FIDE master Zvonko Mestrovic
- A system which is simple to play yet effective - perfect for time-poor lazy people who want to watch Netflix and other stuff instead of opening theory
- A system which based on Nc3 can simplify playing against the Caro-Kann - namely 1. Nc3 c6 2. e4 d5 3. Qe2 or 1. c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Qe2
- Can enhance a 1.d4 repertoire with an alternative to the Queen's Gambit which opponents would usually find surprising and have to improvise more
- Can enhance a 1.e4 repertoire with Nc3 based "Anti-systems" that cut down theoretical burdens and where you are often more likely to gain info. advantages
- A system which will equip you with the Jobava London system key insights where 1. Nc3 d5 is a "default" response but to be well prepared here
- A four quadrant model of thinking where you can make the informed tradeoff between surpris value and accuracy and apply it to your opening repertoire in general
- Model games from GM Baadur Jobava which relate to 1. Nc3 d5 2. Nc3 - Nc3 will add surprise value here and you will have backing of many high level game examples
- Model games from successful online GM Alexsur81 who often plays 1. e4 d5 2. Nc3 - The Closed Scandinavian which by transposition enriches this course
- Knows how the chess pieces move
Do you like Adventure? Do you like "secret gardens" like the Novel "Secret Garden" - which we can use to spice up our chess and wake up from the over-trodden paths which can put us to sleep? Do you like Surprise? Are you sometimes a Maverick? Be a Top Gun in chess with 1. Nc3 :)
Surprise is a powerful weapon in Chess. Kingscrusher has made great use of 1. Nc3 in online chess especially at faster time controls to get much better positions often than following standard opening theory. This course dissects the surprise value of 1. Nc3. It shows with greater informational preparation you can force the opponent to have to improvise more than you from early on in the game and win much more easily than playing in a more conventional manner. The suggestion was made by one of Kingscrusher's non-chess-playing friends once about playing a surprising opening move to bypass a master's preparation. This is that kind of move - leading often into unique relatively unexplored territories. There is often a choice to transpose back to standard territory or investigate the powers of the unique values and positions that 1. Nc3 can generate.
Even modern top-flight Grandmasters are making use of Nc3-based systems to surprise opponents such as Baadur Jobava and Richard Rapport. We can make use of transpositions sometimes to the relatively unexplored territory where these Grandmasters and others have cut through enormous amounts of opening theory to get Nc3-based positions where they have room to be creative and resourceful in original positions rather than the "Beaten tracks" of opening theory.
1. Nc3 is known by many names - in fact, it has some of the biggest alternative name lists of any opening in existence.
Queen's Knight Attack Opening
Queen's Knight Opening
Van Geet Opening
Knight on the Left, and (in German) der Linksspringer.
Kingscrusher has made great use of 1. Nc3 especially in faster time controls. 1. Nc3 tends to take opponents by surprise early on and encourages them to improvise badly away from their more theoretically prepared territory. 1. Nc3 can also be a great transpositional tool heading for some great attacking 1. Nc3-based destinations.
Kingscrusher's use of it often gets amazing attacking opportunities early on because opponents tend to want to chase the knight to g3 and in doing so create light square weaknesses. If Bc4 is allowed, then White often has amazing attacking potential making use of the h-pawn quite often later. But there is a more solid "boring" alternative in 1. Nc3 d5 2.d4 with a view to playing the Jobava London system - a name which GM Simon Williams has given to the particular variation of the London system where a Knight is placed on c3 instead of a pawn on c3.
Some very strong correspondence chess players make use of 1. Nc3 frequently, and it is occasionally seen over the board as well. This course aims to establish an objective "truth" for this opening and its possible effectiveness at different time controls of bullet, blitz, standard one-day chess, and correspondence chess, which is the ultimate test of its "Scalability"
Who this course is for:
- Beginner to Intermediate players
- Advanced players who want a great surprise weapon especially at faster time controls
Dive deep into the intellectual universe of chess with Tryfon Gavriel, famously known to enthusiasts as "Kingscrusher." Beyond my titles as a FIDE Candidate Master and British Regional Chess Master, I am a dedicated chess educator, committed to spreading knowledge and passion for the game.
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