Meeting Exotic Openings

Exotic openings tend to be quite popular at club level as players try to ‘avoid theory’. But this can come at a heavy price, they do little to help improve a player’s pattern recognition and can create weaknesses.

When playing against such openings I suggest a simple and economical approach, rather than trying to refute them just aim for a playable middle game in which you know what to do. In this respect the following game was exellent.