… unfortunately is not possible 🙂 . But in almost exactly half of all the games you play, you are the chess player who is leading the white pieces. And – as with black – the question of a suitable opening system arises.

Don’t worry, there is no recommendation for 1.Nc3 here – although even this opening move is far less absurd than it may appear in opening theory. Interested friends of really exotic systems are therefore strongly recommended to read the wonderful German book “Der Linksspringer 1.Sc3” by Harald Keilhack (Schwieberdingen 2003).

Der Linksspringer 1.Sc3 : Studien einer alternativen Schach-Eröffnung

Whoever wants to avoid the classic open, semi-open, closed or Indian opening systems (according to 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4 or 1.Nf3) and at the same time consistently implement the knowledge from the TDKS, plays with the white pieces:

Bird 1.f4

The Bird opening 1.f4 is comparatively quick to learn the basic principles – compared to the time required for the classic opening systems. And even with a good knowledge of the basic principles, 1.f4 can be applied in practice without running the risk of paying ” the price of a lesson ” in the first dozen games. Very soon one’s own experience in the types of positions that arise will be greater than that of the opponents, and that is what the creative amateur and hobby player expects from an opening repertoire.

The From Gambit 1.f4 e5?! alone, in its classical treatment, requires White to have the knowledge of exact move orders typical for almost all other openings – but even this can be circumvented with the (underestimated) rejected From Gambit 1.f4 e5?! 2.fxe4 d6 3.Sf3!