Simple & Powerful Bishop’s Opening
If you would like to get an unbeatable start to your games then Bishop's opening is the right choice for you! The idea is...
... to keep the options open and immediately start pressing black's position. Maybe white can transpose into a more fevorable variation of King's Gambit with the move f4. However, most likely white would like get the Vienna opening. Vienna start with the moves 1.e4-e5, 2.Nc3. Could you explain to me this idea in more details?
Definatly! The King's Gambit, which start with the moves 1.e4 e5, 2.f4, is an intresting option. Howbeit, white would like to include some clever developing moves first; such as Nc3 or Bc4! In this way we can "force" the opponent reveal his cards. Black should choose his system and white can play the best moves against it.
The Bishop's Opening is begins with the moves: 1.e4-e5, 2.Bc4. White eyebolling f7-square and prevent d5-advancment. It is one of the oldest openings and many great players analyzed it such as Lucena, Ruy Lopez, Philidor, etc. It is remarkable that Larsen was one of the few grandmasters to play it often, after first using it at the 1964 Interzonal tournament.
Avoing The Petrov Defense
Another benefit of this move, 2.Bc4 opening, is that you are dragging your opponent out of his/her opening preparation. Therefore, this is an outstanging opening surprise. Please also notice that it has been used occasionally, as a surprise, by Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, John Nunn, and Peter Leko in the 2007 World Championship against Kramnik! With this move order White can avoid the solid Petrov's Defence, 1.e4-e5, 2.Nf3-Nf6, and Stafford Gambit.
Last but not least, there are a lot of interesting aggressive and attacking lines that you can follow up with success! Without further ado please let me explain everything of this opening system.