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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This signals that White is playing the Zukertort variation of the Colle System rather than the Koltanowski version. System openings like the Colle don’t really teach you how to play chess, they teach you how to play the Colle. PeskyGnat 1, 9 The Colle-Zukertort Revolutionized” may be just what you need.

Colle Zukertort System

Charles Menguy 2 9 Some general guidelines for playing the C-Z: For example, you start out playing for the rapid king-side attack. The pawn on a3 may seem curious.

For Colle System players wanting help against the K-side flank defenses: Seeing the pieces move on the color board over her shoulder is vastly superior to any other teaching method I have seen to date, and I hope it becomes the coll standard for chess DVDs. The video is divided up as follows:. The basic structure of the Zukertort variation is shown below. Clle Colle Zukertort is a very simple opening, and can serve as a complete white opening reportoire. His engaging “conversational” writing style, his focus on explaining themes and patterns rather than dumping a zukkertort of analysis on the page, and his excellent sense of design and presentation xukertort been widely praised.


Sign up using Email and Password. Zuke-‘Em not only helps you play the C-Z better, but also has many new ideas for your repertoire, especially in the pesky Anti-Colle lines cowards use.

I am not sure that this is useful advice.


It is a perfectly solid scheme of development, but, inflexibly applied, it cannot offer more than equality against a vigorous Black response. That pawn is principally designed to keep a Knight off b4, where it would hit your Bishop on d3. Are there some other moves I could add to this to make my formation more robust?

And, in fact, a lot of the “anti-colle” systems out there prove quite vulnerable to those transitions. The Colle is only a one-trick pony if you play it that way.

It must also be said that getting into the colle itself help vary the play as you will also experience other zuketrort to the standard “mainline” set up to help your chess development, also, you will need something else vs Kings Indian, Grunfeld, Dutch set ups as the Colle is ineffective vs those openings.

The Koltanowski is a slow, precise system where White focuses on d4 and then frees his dark-squared bishop for the rest zukertrt the game. Black has a variety of approaches to counter the Colle System. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

White has three men hitting that square, so Black has a hard time pushing his e-pawn past e6. What is the Colle-Zukertort? The black king’s knight will be either exchanged off on e4, or driven away by the advance e4—e5.

The point of putting the bishop on b2 is twofold: 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.

A nice feature of the DVD is that each game is a separate chapter, so finding a particular game is quite easy. Although all three of the famous Polgar sisters grew up, got married and had kids, their lives have gone in completely different directions. The whole purpose of the opening is to teach you how to play “sound,” colld, and to beat people who don’t play that way. If you don’t follow through and restrict Black in some way, there is the danger that Black could get ahead of White in ccolle, especially on the queenside.


The basic idea of the Colle, stripped of frills, is to break open the center to create free play for your pieces. Jun 18, 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 Colle is a very conservative opening because white plays d4 and then really doesn’t make any other moves to occupy the center. The Colle is about accumulating small advantages and this may not fully be appreciated until move 30 or By the way, I play the Colle-Koltanowski variation from time to time and in fact beat my first expert with it at the US Open.

On a scale ofLearn the Opening the Easy Way: However, I zukertortt 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.

Sign up using Facebook. White risks very little but often gains very little. Nbd2, but Black has a tricky way of dealing with that move. Retrieved from ” https: The typical plan is:

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