Half Control: An Opening System for White's Army

Chess Opening Systems
For White's Army
[Half Control]


Half Control
- Overview -

White Openings Systems - Half Control Moves: 11

White's Moves Only:
1.e4, 2.Nf3, 3.Bc4, 4.Nc3, 5.d3, 6.O-O, 7.h3, 8.Be3, 9.Qd2, 10.Rad1, 11.Rfe1

Noted by Ken Wilsdon: "This is a good opening if you are playing 1. e4. The problem with 1.e4 is that half the time, Black will play the Sicilian
(1. e4 c5), and avoid this and the Ruy Lopez."

Half Control
- Example Sequence -

Here's the Half Control system played properly. The following sequence was from the Chess.com's forum (where I found this Opening System).

Noted by Ken Wilsdon: "This is the Two Knights Defense to the Italian Game (Guioco Piano, C55 and C47).."

Noted on Chess.com: "White is done getting all of his pieces into the game. He didn't get full control of the center, but now he can try to push that pawn and start attacking!"

PGN
[Event "Half Control"]
[Date "2012.01.15"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[PlyCount "22"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 d6 5. d3 b6 6. O-O Be7 7. h3 O-O 8. Be3 Bb7 9. Qd2 Rc8 10. Rad1 a6 11. Rfe1 {Half Control ... White is done getting all of his pieces into the game. He didn't get full control of the center, but now he can try to push that pawn and start attacking! } 11...Qd7



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