15 ( +1 | -1 ) d5 - Centre CounterIs an underrated defence, if you know it well you can have a good game. If you play it badly you can get into a lot of trouble quickly. Particually if you opt for 2. exd Qxd5 line.
16 ( +1 | -1 ) "Hardly" d5 ?What is wrong with the Scandinavian ? It is a perfectly reasonable defence to 1.e4. Even played at top level (Anand in the World Championship match versus Kasparov)
26 ( +1 | -1 ) Sicilian = evilI despise this defense all those lines to learn. I don't want to play the Nadjorf the Shevshnikov, Kan, Dragon, Kalashnikov, and all those other annoying variations. I wish I could find a cheap, decent book on the c3 sicilian or the Grand Prix Attack.