Sunday, December 18, 2011

More on the du Chattel's System

Starting from 2005 to 2011, I played about 30 tournament games where I used the du Chattel's opening system involving an early Nh6 move as Black. Mostly my opponents were rated between 1450 and 2000. They played various White systems. Surprisingly none of them played the system I feared the most: 1.e4 Nh6 2.d4 g6 3.h4!?  See diagram

But should the Black player be afraid of this position ? Well, I have analyzed the position with the support of various chess engines, and the answer is "NO" IMO.

What follows are just a few lines

1 comment:

  1. This system is closely related to the Hippo Defense: