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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It is solid, but inflexible. In zukertogt 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 recommend this book to all players who xolle to put bite back in their game!!!! Email Required, but never shown.

This opening strategy is ideal for people who do not want to lose a game on move 8 because their memory failed them while, at the same time, allowing White to gain a significant advantage if Black missteps.

I was happy with a draw with black against a slightly higher rated player, but honestly I don’t think I learned anything or feel like I was pushed, just traded things off and offered a draw. The author does not assume you are a world-class player.

You’ll be glad you did. A win is a win and the Colle will give you the wins you’re looking for. The typical plan is: It teaches good endgame skills and piece positioning.


opening – Is Colle-Zukertort a good way to improve beginner play? – Chess Stack Exchange

Get a good book on the Colle and take some time to really learn it. Do not attack too early. But, you may object, is it not possible to zukertorrt the King’s Gambit less aggressively? You will learn how to attack your opponent from move 1 and create a new threat with every single move! In this variation White will eventually play for a kingside attack, despite their apparently innocuous development. 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.

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Susan Polgar is an excellent teacher and has created a first class product. Jun 18, Rich Hall 31 1.

Please double check your statement. It’s up to you. I disagree unequivocally with your assessment of the Dragon. The Colle is a very conservative opening because white plays d4 and then really doesn’t make any other moves to occupy the center. Obviously, you need something against the dutch 1. Aggression lies in how you play the opening, not in the opening itself? The point of putting the bishop on b2 is twofold: No beginners are able to memorize enough cutting-edge theory that anything past move 5-ish is likely to show up in their games.

That is the basic plan of the “mainline”.

To answer the question at the start of the post, I would say no. This is the move signally that White is playing the Colle System. If Black fianchettoes his K-Bishop by playing …g6 and then …Bg7, then Ccolle will generally want to play something other than the Colle System.


However, I understand that this is an openings DVD, and as such once White has gotten a substantial edge—usually well into the middle game—she wants to go on to the next game.

Learn the Opening the Easy Way: The Colle-Zukertort System

The main cole of the Colle for beginners lies in the almost granite move order; white makes pretty much the same moves, builds pretty much the same tabiya, the same starting formation, no matter what Black does. The Colle Systemalso known as the Colle—Koltanowski systemis a chess opening strategy for White introduced by Belgian Edgard Collr in the s, and further developed by George Koltanowski.

Zukertort Comments Excerpts Support Where? That is often the critical time to attack. Stronger players who know what they are doing after dxc5 can ignore this. Bear in mind there are two methods for playing the Colle, the Koltanowski and Zukertort.

It doesn’t matter if you win fast or win slowly. Rubinstein Attack, a strategy you can use the rest of your life. The pawn on zukfrtort may seem curious.