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The Sniper

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sniperzaitsev

Pawn

Posts: 1

Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:05 pm

Post Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:58 pm

The Sniper

Hello chess friends,

I'm an 1800 player with better things to do than memorize long lines of opening theory - then I discovered the Sniper
and found a way to create unbalanced positions in which the more imaginative player will have the better chances.

I'm just wondering if anyone on this site has played this, and if so - has it improved your results? (And perhaps increased your enjoyment of the game!) Often my opponents are disappointed that I don't transpose into mainline theory and just defer castling for a long time. I first came across a detailed treatment of this opening ("defence" would be a misnomer)
in Charlie Storey's book The Sniper (published by Everyman last year.) It's a good introduction to the ideas underpinning this dynamic system and Raymond Keene recommended it in his column in The Times.

I've heard that there's such a thing as the White Sniper with 1.g3 - does anyone know where I can get any information about this? (Books or DVDs if any exist.)

I'd be interested to hear from other players about their experience with this opening.

Thanks! :)
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elvis_ford

Pawn

Posts: 1

Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:48 am

Post Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:00 am

Re: The Sniper

I've just started using the "sniper" system, using Storey's book as a guide, (really just got it) and am in half a dozen current games, with one loss and a win. I think it is a lot of fun so far as I have never employed a modern opening. I do find the Sniper problematic with castling as I'm all the time launching a king side minority attack, and my king gets left in less than safety.

I find the Sniper suspiciously similar to the Pterodactyl. As for your question for white sniper, the Catalan is the closest thing I can think of. Btw, I'm only a 1300-1300 player.

Your ideas on imaginative play with the sniper system is quite correct, imo. :clap:
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ilostmypass

Pawn

Posts: 3

Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:14 pm

Post Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: The Sniper

I don't know about the oppening itself, but pretty sure that video can be found on the chesscube store.
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blitzplayer01

Pawn

Posts: 4

Joined: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:29 pm

Post Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:01 pm

Re: The Sniper

i regularly play sniper(g6+Bg7+0-0+c5)
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blitzplayer01

Pawn

Posts: 4

Joined: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:29 pm

Post Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:34 pm

Re: The Sniper

yes,there is a video by IM Martin on sniper on chesscube.

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