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approach to the game is faulty, because you " dissect " the game, and probably in your opinion there are 3 parts of the game: Opening Middlegame Endgame This type of division is old and inefficient … determine what type of opponent is playing against you-does he/she like fast, open battle, or slow and maneuvering one, does he/she aim for endgame or mating attack and so on... Opening allows you to …
answered Dec 8 '13 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
will go for sharp bloodshed and some will be somewhere in between. In other words, what factors (other than formal) define how each opening changes its popularity over time? Factors are listed … able to learn all the intricacies of the opening. For chess professionals the opening should have lots of branches and lines. 2. Can I obtain counterplay and how sound this opening is …
answered Jun 7 '14 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
I will be brief with the answer, ask for further clarifications/advices if you need them: The opening is called Petroff's defense, but you have played a sideline in your game. The ECO code of the … opening is C42. It usually goes like one of these two: e4 e5 Nf3 Nf6 And now first line is: 3. Nxe5 Second one is : 3. d4 Your move is a sideline, I have never played it before, but you can look it up, it is not necessarily bad. Hopefully this helps. Good luck. Best regards. …
answered Dec 10 '13 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
I have played against this opening a lot, sometimes in bullet sometimes in blitz games, and even in casual ones without the clock. some of the opponents were strong candidate masters and sometimes a … generate initiative; Being behind in development and restrained in center, White can't really use b-file; Since Black has development advantage, the opening of the game benefits him ( ...d4 push …
answered Sep 29 '14 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
I remember my first steps when starting out with the game. I was playing against a neighbor of mine who was much much stronger at that moment. He used all of his units better than me, including knig …
answered Dec 19 '13 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
[fen ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 b5? 4. a4! Bd7? 5.axb5! Bxb5 6.Bxc4! Bxc4 7.Qxa4+ and White gets back the bishop with the advantage ( no matter what Black plays Qxc4 is White's next move ). Hopef …
answered Jan 25 '14 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
latest theory. Still, QGD is "stable" opening so theory rarely changes here... For Queen's Gambit accepted, you could try a book from Starting Out series, or Semko & Sakaev-Queen's Gambit Accepted. QGA … is simple, its all about not letting Black to finish development. You just need the moves to survive the opening. Maybe you will need to learn how to play against Isolated pawn. If that is the case …
answered Sep 4 '14 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
, 10.Qc6+, 11.Kc1 ). The result is that you lost your "opening investment" while his position has transformed and this transformation has only improved his overall position. Your position in the … real. White, on the other hand, has "castled" long, his doubled pawns are weak but they open lines for an attack( they do not teach you this in "school" ) and his opening idea-to physically pressure …
answered Dec 10 '13 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
Queen's Gambit Accepted : how should White continue after 3.e3 Be6? [FEN ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3.e3 Be6 4. Na3!? seems good to me-Black would not be able to hold the c4 pawn. I would take c4 …
answered Jan 24 '14 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
INTRODUCTION AND RELEVANT INFORMATION: Exchange variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined can be reached via many move orders so there is no point in posting theoretical lines here since they will not …
answered May 5 '14 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
INTRODUCTION: You did not have to award a bounty, all you had to do is ask me to expand on my comment. I would have posted this answer. To be honest, I thought that you found the line and solved yo …
answered May 18 '16 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
recommend you some books that helped me to learn to play this opening variation with good success: Joe Gallagher-Starting Out The Caro-Kann Anatoly Karpov and A.Beliavsky-The Caro-Kann in Black and White … opening moves, and grasp the middle game that arises from it, you will start to improve rapidly, since the opening is very solid and hard to "crack" on the lower levels of skill. Naturally you will …
answered Dec 29 '13 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
declined are immune to transpositional tricks so White is unable to "kick you out" of your opening choice: [Title "Caro-Kann"] [fen ""] 1.e4 c6 2.c4 d5! This is a line from Caro-Kann and is considered … ! And in both cases you are "in your opening", thus refuting White's try for tricking you out. SECOND CHOICE: The second choice is Sicilian defense-Dragon variation or Modern defense for 1.e4 and King's …
answered May 15 '14 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
I believe White gets big advantage in the position you mentioned. Black has weak light squares, passive bishop and backward development. Furthermore, there is no obvious plan for creating counterpl …
answered Dec 7 '17 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff
I was looking thoroughly for the omission of ...c5 in many repertoire books ( Semko & Sakaev-Queen's Gambit Declined 3rd ed., Iakov Neishtadt-The Queen's Gambit Accepted, James Rizzitano-How to beat d …
answered Jun 26 '14 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff

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