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spurtus 42 ( +1 | -1 )
Last minute changing opening OTB For your OTB opening repertoir... If you had lost faith or simply knew it wasnt likely to work against your opponent... what alternative openings would you try?... perhaps you know little theory about it, perhaps you expect to make it up as you go along, or hope that your opponent has little hope of knowing it either?

But for a last minute ditching of your plans... what could one try?

Spurtus.
thalagor 67 ( +1 | -1 )
If white; I'd try 1. g4. For real. Since it'll probably take my opponent straight out of book, and I'm a very tactical player, so my best chances are when there are lost of pieces on the board and my opponent doesn't know what to do ^^
Or inverted black defence (attacking with your favorite defence, and an extra tempo, is, at least for me at club level, often successful).

If black; something you don't play alot, but you don't believe your opponent has much knowledge in. Ie not choosing the sicilian, but go for the latvian gambit (that's the name, right? 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5) or something else that's suspicious ;).
Acctually, I don't know. I'd just try to deviate to unknown lines in my favorite defence as soon as possible.