Has anyone played the Lion System similar in some ways to the Pirc or Philidore. Apparently you can play it as black against almost any opening chosen by white. I would be interested in anyone's views as it looks an interesting opening to adopt. Black would play the following moves. 1---d6 2.---Nf6---- 3. Nd7--- 4.----e5 5.--- Be7 6.---O-O 7.---c6 etc. Does anyone play this regularly ? What are the aims of this opening for the Middlegame ?
15 ( +1 | -1 ) There was a thread about this quite a while back.It seems the Lion is very playable and has a pretty decent record on GK. I've been meaning to give it a try myself but ... so many openings; so little time... ;-) Ion
46 ( +1 | -1 ) Here's a very good link, IMO: www.vanrekom.nl
I play this from time to time. It's not bad, but sort of ends up cramped. Because of that, I find myself reacting more to white's moves. I guess that the general plan is to get uncramped? Black has built up a solid position, so try not to ruin that while still opening up.