August 30, 2022
Even if you have shed the beginner label, the Colle System is an excellent choice for chess players wanting to spend less time learning openings and more of their time on endgames.
The Colle System has been labeled a good opening for beginners because the strategy is simple, the development easy to remember, and the kingside attack is pretty straightforward. However, Alireza Firouzja used the Colle System to beat Wesley So as recently as 2020.
Although you can play the Colle System against any of Black’s defenses, it pays to have another option against the Slav setup. Unsurprisingly classical development with Nf3 and Nc3 works well against the Slav Defense.