The Colle is definitely not an aggressive opening in the classical sense. If you like the positions that you get with the Colle, by all means, play it. D05 – Queen’s pawn game, Rubinstein (Colle-Zukertort) variation: 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. b3. Search the chess games database, download. I selected games played with the Colle-Zukertort System for you below from recent times, but just wins and losses to make it interesting. Study the various lines.

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Obviously White has a strong attack, and indeed does go on to win. It doesn’t matter if you win fast or win slowly. Beginners are literally unable to memorize cutting-edge opening theory. Black typically pushes his c-pawn to c5 in all Q-pawn games, and in the C-Z it is particularly important because the Q-side is generally the zuoertort place he will get any hope of play. I got to knowing only to play f3 and g4 against it with White and it vastly improved my understanding.

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Quick-Start Guide to the Colle Zukertort, a Chess Opening System for Players of Any Strength

Playing for theoretical equality as white might be okay if you just want to get a familiar position, but there are other openings that promise white a greater advantage, which is why top level games rarely, if ever, feature the Colle. And Susan, the eldest, has become both an ambassador for chess all over the world as well as a marketing machine. You can tell because people are playing all sorts of anti-Colle lines just to avoid this “passive” opening.

Keep a pawn on d4 unless you are beginning, or have already begun, your attack on his King.

Arlen 2, 15 8. It teaches good endgame skills and piece positioning. The Colle Systemalso known as the Colle—Koltanowski systemis a chess opening strategy for White zykertort by Belgian Edgard Colle in the s, and further developed by George Koltanowski.


Black has done very well in practice here by playing …Qe7, but that is mostly because no one has realized the proper way of stopping …e5 is not to play Ne5 but rather 9. One feature I like about the DVD is that it cuts between shots of Polgar talking with the board over her shoulder as in the screen shot aboveand close-ups of the board itself as in coolle screen shot belowmaking it easy to follow the action.

The point of this move is to stop …c4 which would harry the Bishop on d3. It must also be said that getting into the colle itself help vary the play as you will also experience other positions to the standard “mainline” set up to help your chess development, also, you will need something else vs Kings Indian, Grunfeld, Dutch set ups as the Colle is ineffective vs those openings. Quiet Play can Frustrate Hypermodern Defense.

In the Colle, yes, you can bank everything on the attack on h7 beginners with the system generally do but if that’s all you do, you’ll miss out on a lot. I think the stereotype people have towards the Colle is based on the simple old main lines of the Colle-Koltanowski variation, which is pretty much a different beast despite starting the move e3 and the Ne5 plan.

It teaches the white player how to activate the pieces in an ordered function, and, in some lines, achieve equality with a slight pawn center. White’s pawn push to e4 slashes at empty space, while Black’s pieces are poised to undermine White’s centre and attack the queenside. Just goes to show! The video is divided up as follows: That is often the critical time to attack.

To answer the question at the start of the post, I would say no. Zuke-‘Em not only helps you play the C-Z better, but also has many new ideas for your repertoire, especially in the pesky Anti-Colle lines cowards use. The typical plan is: It’s far from passive. Judit, the strongest, only plays in elite tournaments, although less frequently than she used to.

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Colle System – Wikipedia

I usually open with 1. Often, Black retreats his Knight from f6 to dislodge your Knight on e5. CodeSammich 86 1 6. You’ll actually understand the positions you get! I am not sure that this is useful advice. Post as a guest Name. It’s putting the exception in place of the rule.

The Zuke is not designed to open up the centre, as I have zuketrort. Chess Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. It’s quite possible to be either aggressive or passive in the Colle, or in pretty much any other opening.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This means that white can develop in a known fashion before initiating contact and only then follow the prescribed plans. It’s up to you. Bringing you updated, timely, fair, and objective chess daily news and information from around the globe – Susan Polgar.

A nice feature of the DVD is that each game is a separate chapter, so finding a particular game is quite easy. If you want colel improve your chess, which will lead to more wins down the road, then play main line openings and only play the Colle occasionally for a change of pace.

The Zukertort does have more of an attacking flair and will give White more excitement. White does frequently zukertrot an attack on black’s kingside, which can be decisive if black does not defend accurately. If Black ever takes the knight on e5, the pawn on e5 will be supported by the b2 bishop. His engaging “conversational” writing style, his focus on explaining themes and patterns rather than dumping a bunch of analysis on the page, and his excellent sense of design and presentation have been widely praised.