Best opening for white with least theory?

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Henk
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Best opening for white with least theory?

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I used to play 1. Nf3 but giving too many boring draws when you don't play Catalan or d4 later on.
So what alternatives do we have when you don't want or like too study much opening theory.

I thought 1.b3 was an option. But engine giving equal lines very soon. So you loose the advantage.

Any ideas. Don't tell me I need to play London system.
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Re: Best opening for white with least theory?

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Henk wrote: Mon Jul 10, 2023 1:57 pm I used to play 1. Nf3 but giving too many boring draws when you don't play Catalan or d4 later on.
So what alternatives do we have when you don't want or like too study much opening theory.

I thought 1.b3 was an option. But engine giving equal lines very soon. So you loose the advantage.

Any ideas. Don't tell me I need to play London system.
What about Trompowsky-Attack :
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5
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Re: Best opening for white with least theory?

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Look wrote: Mon Jul 10, 2023 4:38 pm
Henk wrote: Mon Jul 10, 2023 1:57 pm I used to play 1. Nf3 but giving too many boring draws when you don't play Catalan or d4 later on.
So what alternatives do we have when you don't want or like too study much opening theory.

I thought 1.b3 was an option. But engine giving equal lines very soon. So you loose the advantage.

Any ideas. Don't tell me I need to play London system.
What about Trompowsky-Attack :
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5
Stockfish telling after 2... d5 black's position is already fine. Might as wel play 1.a3 or 1. b4. Maybe that is a work around just give away a tempo and play like you play with black. Only need to learn opening theory for black. Problem is with black people play more defensive. So a reverse Sicilian less effective than when you play sicilian with black.
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Re: Best opening for white with least theory?

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I Believe it is the 1.h3... The Clemenz Opening, since there is NOT much Opening theories and even a weak player like me can hold all Mighty Stockfish to more than 40 moves without being checkmated :roll:
[pgn][Event "Computer chess game"] [Site "DESKTOP-4QNC0GS"] [Date "2023.12.11"] [Round "?"] [White "ChessQueen"] [Black "Stockfish-windows-x86-64-avx2x"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "3550"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Clemenz (Mead-Basman-de Klerk-Welling) Opening"] [Time "12:11:58"] [WhiteElo "?"] [TimeControl "900+15"] [Termination "unterminated"] [PlyCount "41"] [WhiteType "human"] [BlackType "program"] 1. h3 e5 2. e4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Ba5 5. Nf3 O-O 6. b4 Bb6 7. Na4 Nxe4 8. Nxb6 axb6 9. Bb2 Re8 10. Be2 d6 11. d4 exd4 12. Qxd4 Nf6 13. Qd3 Qe7 14. Nd4 Nc6 15. Qd2 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Bd7 17. Kf1 c5 18. Bb2 d5 19. Re1 Ne4 20. Qd3 d4 21. Kg1 Qh4 22. Qf3 Re6 23. g3 Qe7 24. bxc5 bxc5 25. Qg2 Nd6 26. f3 Re8 27. Rh2 Bb5 28. Bc1 Bxe2 29. Qf2 Ba6 30. Rxe6 Qxe6 31. Bd2 Nc4 32. Kh1 Nxd2 33. Qxd2 Qe1+ 34. Qxe1 Rxe1+ 35. Kg2 Rc1 36. g4 Rxc2+ 37. Kg3 Rxh2 38. Kxh2 d3 39. g5 d2 40. a4 {White resigns} *[/pgn]
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Re: Best opening for white with least theory?

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1. g3 has the highest winning percentage for white, according to the Chessbase online database.
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Re: Best opening for white with least theory?

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1.b3 is OK. Don't trust SF too much, because in positions over the board even +2 is difficult to understand most of the time. Most players don't know how to face systems with b3, Lb2, and an attack on the King's side. I play