The Colle is definitely not an aggressive opening in the classical sense. If you like the positions that you get with the Colle, by all means, play it. D05 – Queen’s pawn game, Rubinstein (Colle-Zukertort) variation: 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. b3. Search the chess games database, download. I selected games played with the Colle-Zukertort System for you below from recent times, but just wins and losses to make it interesting. Study the various lines.

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Of course, the exact move order with which these moves are carried out will depend on what Black does, but these are the general ideas. The pawn on a3 may seem curious.

I’m not sure what you mean by ‘no beginners memorize White has achieved the basic Colle setup and is prepared for the zukerttort pawn push to e4. The point of this move is to stop …c4 which would harry the Bishop on d3. Richard 1 3.

Quick-Start Guide to the Colle Zukertort, a Chess Opening System for Players of Any Strength

Or you can try to: For instance, how to maneuver your knights and bishops in order to improve the position. By not occupying the center, white avoids confrontation until later in the game.

You can learn the mainline of the Zukertort in literally 15 minutes and safely play it against practically anything, but then to get the most out of the opening you should sew it zu,ertort a larger chess repertoire. You can tell because people are playing all sorts of anti-Colle lines just to avoid this “passive” opening.

If Black moves his K-side pawns or transfers a Knight to g6, use a pawn or two to help your pieces attack him. On a scale ofLearn the Opening the Easy Way: I got to knowing only to play f3 and g4 against it with White and it vastly improved my understanding. The main strength of the Colle for beginners lies in the almost granite move order; white makes pretty much the same moves, builds pretty much the same tabiya, the same starting formation, no matter what Black does.


But what makes it more useful for a beginner than a Stonewall, for example, is in how easily the beginner can use it to learn other types of positions. Some authors even call this sacrifice “Colle’s sacrifice”. The Koltanowski is a slow, precise system where White focuses on d4 and then frees his dark-squared bishop for the rest of the game.

I wouldn’t suggest that the Colle Zuke or K are the greatest thing since sliced bread but they are perfectly sound, lead to some interesting attacking positions and are benefited practically by the stereotypes expressed on here. Colle-Zukertort is a good way to advance beyond beginner. White’s pawn push to e4 slashes at empty space, while Black’s pieces are poised to undermine White’s centre and attack the queenside.

98_D05/A46_Colle Zukertort (the b3-Colle)

With your double negative not trying to be picky, I just don’t understandI don’t want to guess what’s in your head. In the Sicilian as either zukertorgyou can learn how to attack colls defend – always useful. For example, after 1. Sharp positions like the Sicilian Dragon teach theoretical memorization, and it does not improve positional understanding.

In fact, you may not see the fruits of all your labors until move in many cases.

Learn the Opening the Easy Way: The Colle-Zukertort System

What are other people saying about Zuke ‘Em? If you are a quiet player willing to get a comfortable position where your opponent has to know exactly what to do even to get equality, then it is the move for you.


You can safely play it against almost any Black setup, but serious players will want to build up an opening repertoire around it. But what impresses me most about Rudel’s work is his desire to seek the best approach to playing the Colle-Zukertort and the way he uses the book format to teach it to others You can now play 1. Together with her manager, Paul Truong, she works tirelessly to promote chess and more specifically scholastic chess for girls, via her foundationher website http: The downside to this is because your b1 knight will go to d2, your dark squared bishop on c1 stays hemmed in for the early part of the game.

Send me the course. Once those positions become familiar, try making the transition to the offside majority endgame positions and learn them. If Black ever takes the knight on e5, the pawn on e5 will be supported by the b2 bishop.

Zukertort – A Solid, Attacking Chess Opening for White (b3-Colle System)

The answer comes down to the e5 square. If you like the positions that you get with the Colle, by all means, play it to your heart’s content. This way you can spend more of your chess study time on the meatier areas of the game.

Lakdawala covers both the main lines and the more aggressive Colle-Zukertort Attack. His engaging “conversational” writing style, his focus on explaining themes and patterns rather than dumping a bunch of analysis on the page, and his excellent sense of design and presentation have been widely praised.