"Something which is old and forgotten is... a novelty.” That saying is perfectly grounded in chess. Many my victories, especially quick ones, I owe to the usage of the forgotten openings. The number of my miniatures highly arose since I began to play Zuckertort or Colle openings. Adopting the repertoire based on the reversed colours openings leads to the same results. Pytel,K (2405)  Narchi,M (2205) [D05] Reims, 15.11.2003 [Pytel] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 Be7 5.b3 00 6.Bb2 Nbd7 7.Nbd2 Re8?! 8.00 Nf8 9.Ne5 c5 10.f4 a6 11.Qf3 Qc7 12.g4 g6 13.g5 N6d7 14.Ng4 b5 15.dxc5 Diagram 10 Pytel,K (2400)  Loizel,J (1912) [D05] Niort, 10.07.2006 [Pytel] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bd3 Nbd7 5.b3 Bd6 6.Bb2 c6?! 7.Ne5! [7.00?! Qc7 8.Nbd2 e5=] 7...Qc7 8.f4 c5 9.00 00 10.Nd2 b6 11.Rf3 Re8 12.Rh3 Bf8 13.dxc5 Nxc5?! Diagram [13...Bxc5 14.Nxd7 Bxd7 15.Bxf6+/] 14.Bxh7+ Kh8 [14...Nxh7 15.Qh5] 15.Bg6+ 10 My opponents were weak players! By the way, such “weak” players are sometimes able to play 20 moves with a strength of… a world champion. It is not too difficult to copy and use well  known plans. Meanwhile, it is not the same when you are made to invent something. Anyway, the “forgotten” openings can also trouble even the grandmasters. Pytel,K (2424)  Spiridonov,N (2400) [E14] Paris, 30.12.2000 [Pytel] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.e3 Bb7 4.Bd3 c5 5.00 cxd4 6.exd4 e6 7.c4 Be7 8.Nc3 d5 [8...00 9.d5+/] 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Ne5 00 11.Qh5 g6?! [11...Nf6 12.Qh4 Ne4 13.Qh3 Qxd4 14.Bf4~~] 12.Qf3! [12.Qh3=] 12...f6?! Diagram [12...Bf6 13.Bh6 Bg7 (13...Re8 14.Bb5) 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Be4+/=] 13.Nxg6! hxg6 14.Bxg6?! [14.Qg4! g5 (14...Rf7 15.Bxg6 Rg7 16.Qxe6+ (16.Bh6) 16...Kh8 17.Be4 Nc7 18.Qh3++) 15.Qxe6+ (15.Bxg5? f5) 15...Kg7 16.Re1 Rf7 (16...Bb4 17.Qf5) 17.Bc4] 14...f5 [14...Qd7 15.Qg4 Bd6 16.Bh6; 14...Nxc3 15.Qh3! (15.Qh5? Ne2+ 16.Kh1 Bxg2+ 17.Kxg2 Qd5+) ] 15.Qh5 [15.Qh3 Bh4] 15...Nf6 16.Qh4 Rf7 [16...Nc6 17.Bg5 Qxd4 18.Qh6] 17.Bxf7+ Kxf7 18.Bg5 Nbd7 Diagram [18...Na6!? 19.Rfe1 a)19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Qh7+ Bg7 21.Qh5+ Kf8 22.d5 (a)22.Rfe1 Nc7) 22...Bxd5 23.Nxd5 Qxd5 24.Rfd1 Qc6 (a)24...Qb7 25.Rd6) 25.Rac1 Qe8; b)19.d5!? Bxd5 20.Rad1 Nc7; 19...Qg8!] 19.d5!! I was proud of this move generating the energy into my my pieces. All the same time, the chess computer programs, dating from the time when the game was played, did not take it into account at all. What is more, when this move surfaced on the board they changed the evaluation of the position from „equal” into „slightly better for black.” exd5 20.Rfe1 Nf8 [20...Qg8 21.Qf4 Qg6 22.h4] 21.Rad1 [21.Bxf6 Bxf6 22.Qh5+ Ng6 23.Qxf5] 21...Ng6 22.Qd4 Qd7 23.h4 Re8 Diagram 24.a4!! It is the next move dynamising the play, which was neglected by the computers. Bd8 [24...Ne4 25.Nxe4 fxe4 26.Rxe4] 25.Rxe8 Qxe8 [25...Nxe8 26.h5 Ne7 27.Qh8] 26.Nb5 Qd7 27.Nxa7 Nf8 28.Nb5 Ne6 29.Qe5 Nxg5 30.hxg5 Ne4 [30...Ng4 31.Qd6] 31.f3 Nxg5 32.Nd6+ Kg6 33.Nxb7 Qxb7 34.Rxd5 Be7 35.Qxf5+ Kg7 36.f4 Nh7 37.Rd7 Qc8 10 If you are able to get your opponent off the beaten track it can bring you the points even on the highest level. Here is the latest example.
Bruzon,L (2652)  Anand,V (2803) [D05] Leon, 08.06.2006 [Pytel] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 d5 4.Bd3 c5 5.b3 Bd6 6.00 00 7.Bb2 Nc6 8.Nbd2 cxd4 9.exd4 b6 10.a3 Bb7 11.Ne5 Qc7 12.Qe2 Ne7 13.f4 b5 14.Rf3 Rac8 15.Rc1 [15.Rh3 Ne4] 15...b4 16.a4 Ng6 17.Rcf1 Ne4 18.Rh3 f5 19.Bxe4 dxe4 20.Qh5 Bxe5 21.fxe5 Qxc2 22.Qxh7+ Kf7 23.Rg3 Qxd2 24.Rxg6 Rg8 Diagram 25.Rxe6! Kxe6 26.Qxf5+ Ke7 27.Qf7+ Kd8 28.e6 10 Krzysztof Pytel
