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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Very very few games among anyone up to master level players are decided col,e the choice of opening. Some general guidelines for playing the C-Z: Often, Black retreats his Knight from f6 to dislodge your Knight on e5.

It’s putting the exception in place of the rule. Zukerrort might seem that 6…b6 is smarter since the Bishop is going to go to b7 anyway. Despite the outward, superficial appearance of e3 being a quiet move, the Colle Zukertort or Zuke is actually a pretty attacking weapon. You can see that game here on youtube. The Colle-Zukertort System gets a 9.

98_D05/A46_Colle Zukertort (the b3-Colle)

Beginners are literally unable to memorize cutting-edge opening theory. In short, it is a set of chess moves designed to constrict your opponent, so you can orchestrate a massive kingside attack. Colle finished ahead of Tartakower, Euwe and Rubinstein at various times. If Black moves his K-side pawns or transfers a Knight to g6, use a pawn or two to help your pieces attack him. If your opponent dilly-dallies, just continue to train more men on his King.


The typical plan is: Bc2, and his Bishop is still on a good square. For example, you start out playing for the rapid king-side attack. He can have problems transferring his pieces because there is a bit of a bottle-neck in the center of his position.

Black also has a difficult time defending his King because his space is all on the Q-side. This variation of the Queen’s Pawn Game is characterised by a systematic if modest development of White’s minor pieces to support a quick pawn move to the e4 square.

Colle System

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. It is a perfectly solid scheme of development, but, inflexibly applied, it cannot offer more than equality against a vigorous Black response.

Bd3 c5 do you play 5. In addition, i believe that if you play the Colle passively you will simply let Black equalise or better, the whole system is based on a kingside attack from solid foundations. The video is divided up as follows: 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.

Colle System – Wikipedia

By not occupying the center, white avoids confrontation until later in the game. The point of putting the bishop on b2 is twofold: However, I understand that this is an openings DVD, and as such once White has gotten a substantial edge—usually well into the middle game—she wants to go on to the next game.


One of the most dynamic is to aim for a Queen’s Indian Defense style setup. The branching factor is much easier to overcome as you improve and actually understand what is going on. Keshav 1, 4 8.

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

Keep a pawn on d4 unless you are beginning, or have already begun, your attack on his King. White does frequently get an attack on black’s kingside, which can be decisive if black does not defend accurately. From here White typically plays 8. It doesn’t perhaps involve the double edged attacks of zukertoft the Yugoslav Dragon with Bc4 or Traxler in the 2 Knights, kill or be killed but it is a principled opening. I disagree unequivocally with your assessment of the Dragon. That pawn is principally designed to keep a Knight off b4, where it would hit your Xolle on d3.

What typically occurs is that Black exchanges on d4 to open the c-file and White puts his Knight on e5 and supports it with f4, leading to the setup shown below. Before getting started, I want to point out that the C-Z is not a single opening solution you should lazily play against everything the rest of your life.

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