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The other moves cited, especially 1.f3, are bad, but I would rather plead the case of the ugly Grob opening, 1.g4?. Pawns do not go back, so this double step weakening is much more commiting than a …
answered Dec 14 '17 by Evargalo
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), Rae1, f4 and e5, opening files and diagonals. Alternatively, he may engineer e4-e5 without f2-f4, with support by the bishop from f4 or g3. Note than the Bg5-Nf6-Qd8 pin is especially annoying …
answered Jan 29 '18 by Evargalo
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The result of this game has nothing to do with the opening. I would like to point a nice combination you could have played and that is quite typical for KIA: give a piece to open the opponent …
answered Jun 18 '18 by Evargalo
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In such a case, I would consider an editing blunder. Can you give the moves that lead to that position ? I would not be surprised, for instance, if the comment was written with respect to the same li …
answered Dec 11 '17 by Evargalo
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Objectively ...Bc5 is not a great move in this line, the main reason being the reply d4, especially if you haven't played d3 yet. The stonewall with a Bg2-fianchetto is not the most aggressive set-up, …
answered Apr 24 '18 by Evargalo
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If you choose 6.d4 you must consider it either as a gambit or as a prelude to a queen sortie, since after 6...exd4 7.Nxd4?! Bb7 [not 7...c5? 8.Bd5!] 8.Nc3? c5! followed by c4 traps the Bb3. 8.Qxd4 is …
answered Dec 7 '17 by Evargalo
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It would be easier to answer would you show us some of your games where you tried the f3-plan. 5.Ne5 or 5.0-0 aiming for a quick f2-f3 indeed make sense. However, I would argue that the most logical …
answered Jan 12 '18 by Evargalo
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Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, in spite of having some hardcore aficionadoes, is a dubious opening. When you study it or write a book about it, you are looking for lines where White can get some initiative and …
answered Aug 31 '18 by Evargalo
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first. Move order finesses Black's move order bears three subtelties: You are offered a choice to switch to a French opening with 2.e4. This is probably your opponent's secret hope and since you … development: that avoids 2...Bb4+ tricks and requires less specific work on opening lines that shouldn't be your biggest concern right now. …
answered Sep 22 '17 by Evargalo
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6...Ng4 doesn't look good at all. Tactical flaw: Black is behind in development, so White should aim for direct play with 7.Bg5 and then: 7...f6 8.Bc1 [8.Bh4] Be6 9.h3 Nh6 10.Bxh6 gh6 11.Nh4 [11.B …
answered Nov 8 '17 by Evargalo
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I merely depends on what kind of a blitz player you are. If your main point is to avoid learning complicated opening lines, you can try and play schemes with g3, e.g. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 …
answered Sep 25 '17 by Evargalo
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4...g6 is technically better, because it only loses a rook at once due to 5.Qxe5 Qe7 6.Qxh8, leaving White with a winning position, while after 4...Ke7 5.Qxe5 Kf7 6.Bc4+ Black will have to give even m …
answered Jan 22 '18 by Evargalo
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No, it is not "easy equality". It is "complex fight where Black has good chances for equality, with theoretical debate still going on". Anyway, 3.d4 won't be the only try for an advantage in the Petr …
answered Jun 18 '18 by Evargalo
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If you are aiming to use this tree for practical use at 2000 level, you should start in the Pirc tabiya position after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6. That's where it all starts, with main choices being 4. …
answered Dec 17 '18 by Evargalo
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Short answer 3.Qa4+ and 3.Bf4 are reasonnable enough moves but not dangerous for Black. 3.Nd2?! and 3.b4? are very dubious. 1. "Traditional line" I don't know why you name it that way, 3.Nf3 or 3. …
answered Oct 5 '17 by Evargalo

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