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The reply 2...Nf6 to the Reti opening 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 Nf6 is not even mentioned in my three Reti opening books. What is wrong with that? There must be a well-known answer that is simply part of the professional player's erudition because otherwise this move would get attention from the authors. …
asked May 4 '16 by DrCapablasker
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Actually each level of play has its own valid rules which become invalid on a higher level. I recommend sticking with "inferior" moves as long as they bring success against your usual opponents, no ma …
answered May 31 '16 by DrCapablasker
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[fen ""] [Startply "3"] [Title "2.f4 against the French Defense"] 1.e4 e6 2.f4 What is so obviously wrong with this approach? I ask because it is not even mentioned in the complete Black repertoire …
asked May 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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up a synopsis. An opening book can be written without prior personal experience with this opening. One can also discover a new plan, either by one's own thinking or by looking at the way an engine …
answered Jun 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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Why has it become standard to decline the queen's gambit as below: [fen ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 which blocks the bishop, rather than: [fen ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 ? By analogy to the king's gambit: …
asked Sep 8 '14 by DrCapablasker
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[fen ""] [Title "6.Ng3 against the French Rubinstein"] [Startply "11"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Ng3 What is so obviously wrong with the move 6.Ng3 against the French Rubin …
asked May 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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You can set up any position and play it against computer at http://www.apronus.com/chess/wbeditor.php. For example, you can play the Najdorf Sicilian as Black against computer. You can adjust the st …
answered Aug 21 '14 by DrCapablasker
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I know that there are practical methods of playing for a win with White without bothering with an opening advantage. In Kasparov's multivolume work on his predecessors Bent Larsen is described as … someone who excelled at building complex playable positions without attention to opening advantage. It was enough for him that the position held enough complexity to make for a hard battle. Presumably …
asked May 30 '16 by DrCapablasker
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There is a new offering from ChessTempo.com! https://beta.chesstempo.com/opening-training Welcome to the Chesstempo opening training tool. The opening trainer allows you create and manage your … opening repertoire, and then train against your repertoire using spaced repetition to optimise your learning. The opening training also integrates with our play chess online feature, allowing …
answered Jun 15 '18 by DrCapablasker
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For Black 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c5! to clear the c and d files. Another idea 1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5 to invite 3.dxe5 dxe5 4.Qxd8+. Similarly 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 to invite 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+.
answered Jul 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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1) http://www.russell-enterprises.com/images/frenchrubinsteinexcerpt.pdf - a book on the Rubinstein French from Black's perspective and therefore it aims to list all the possible lines for White, whic …
answered May 11 '16 by DrCapablasker
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, which is considered refuted by opening theory. I wrote the tool for myself and never found the time to provide a user guide but it should work for everyone once you learn how to operate it. I can help with any questions. …
answered Mar 1 '18 by DrCapablasker
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There is a recent book on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c5 by Alexei Bezgodov. The idea is to liquidate the center pawns and get an open game. Inspired by the book I play it a lot as Black in my online blitz games wit …
answered Jul 8 '17 by DrCapablasker
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I read opening books a lot and they are always focused on finding a way to draw for Black and finding a way for White to play for a win. This makes me wonder why people are not writing opening books …
asked May 26 '16 by DrCapablasker
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I play 1.e4 d5 2.d3 dxe4 3.dxe4
answered Apr 6 by DrCapablasker

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