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houseofcook 45 ( +1 | -1 )
The Lion System Hi there,

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 ?

I look forward to your replies.
ionadowman 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... ;-)
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jstevens1 44 ( +1 | -1 )
The Lion System Here is an unrated game I played against an opponent called dmaestro.

I was white and I played against The Lion System as follows:-

1. e4 d6
2. d4 Nf6
3. Nc3 Nbd7
4. f4 e5
5. dxe5 dxe5
6. fxe5 Nxe5
7. Qxd8+ Kxd8
8. Bg5 c6
9. O-O-O+ Kc7
10. Bxf6 gxf6
11. Be2 Bh6+
12. Kb1 Rg8
13. g3 f5
14. Rf1 fxe4
15. Nxe4 Be6
16. Nf3 Ng4
17. Nd4 Bd5
18. Bxg4 Rxg4
19. Nf6 Rxd4
20. Nxd5+ Rxd5
21. Rxf7+ Rd7
22. Rxd7+ Kxd7
23. a3 Rf8
24. Rg1 Rf2
25. h4 Bd2
26. g4 Ke6
27. g5 Kf5
28. Rg3 Ke6
29. g6 hxg6
30. Rxg6+ Kd7
31. h5 Rh2
32. Rg7+ Kc8
33. Rh7 a6
34. Ka1 Bg5
35. Kb1 Rh1+
36. Ka2 Rd1
37. h6 Rd8
38. Kb3 Bf6
39. Rf7 Be5
40. h7 Bh8
41. c3 Kb8
42. Kc2 Ka7
43. a4 Kb6
44. a5+ Kxa5
45. Rxb7 Be5
46. b4+ Ka4
47. Rb6 Ka3
48. Rxa6#

Hope this will be of interest to you.


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ganstaman 46 ( +1 | -1 )
Here's a very good link, IMO:

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.
tonguetide 11 ( +1 | -1 )
The White Lion They say, at that web site, that the Lion can also be played by white. Has anyone tried that?