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Questions relating to the first few moves in a game

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the sicilian, but if what I saw on the video is true, I may switch to the yugoslav attack. Basically my question is the dragon really a bad opening and is the yugoslav attack the its "refutation" (strong word I know) ? …
asked Jan 20 '14 by dreamcrash
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Nc5 11. Kb4 a5 12. Kxc5 Ne7 13. Bb5 Kd8 14. Bc6 b6 15. Kb5 Nxc6 16. Kxc6 Bb7 17. Kb5 Ba6 I am trying to understand if after Bxf7+ it is a force draw (with best play), I checked this opening site and after Bxf2 there is almost 88% of draw in this position. …
asked Apr 2 '14 by dreamcrash
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I would like to learn a good response against the Sicilian defense (in your opinion), for both blitz and slower games. I am looking for a more aggressive response, since it fits best my style. Curre …
asked Feb 10 '13 by dreamcrash
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I am currently playing the Italian opening with the white pieces. [FEN ""] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 I have been training with a higher rating player, who suggests to switch to the Spanish opening … . [FEN ""] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 I would like to ask, is the Spanish so much better than the Italian that it makes it worth changing? Furthermore, in the Spanish opening, does black have sharp variations that can be used against white? …
asked Jan 27 '14 by dreamcrash
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I am a low rating player and I would like to understand why 5 Nxe4 is consider to be the best replay by white on the C46 Four knights, Italian variation opening against 4 Nxe4 by black. Instead of 5 …
asked Mar 26 '13 by dreamcrash
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"Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2770"] [BlackElo "2787"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "4.Nf3"] [WhiteFideId "5000017"] [BlackFideId … "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2785"] [BlackElo "2787"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "classical variation (5.Bf4)"] [WhiteFideId "2900084 …
asked Mar 20 '14 by dreamcrash