39 ( +1 | -1 ) Veresov openingI'm currently studying the Veresov opening after buying Nigel Davies' book of the same title yesterday. I detest the 'normal' 1.d4 lines, I almost always play 1.e4. I'm a big fan of the Vienna game for my 1.e4 opening so this Veresov with the Knight at c3 seems like something I could work with.
Does anyone here use this opening regularly and care to comment?
55 ( +1 | -1 ) the Veresov lives!Yes, I use the V regularly, and also have Davies' book. I started using it in otb and postal tournaments in the mid-70s, but by the late 70s switched to the Trompovsky as more dynamic. Used it to beat several Masters otb, and then Hodgson came along and popularized it ....:(. So now I've gone back to the V, despite its being less dynamic. (btw, I don't think Davies book is nearly as good as some of his other books, but its better than Gufeld's clunker from '99). I don't play the Vienna, but the N on c3 is at best a mixed blessing in the V, I think. I'd be interested to know what you think after using it awhile.....
18 ( +1 | -1 ) Hmmnnn.... since you're an 1. e4 player the Veresov could work well for you as White can transpose to very conventional lines (I could steer the line vs a french setup quite well).