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Why is there a clear difference in master's and other player' opening choice?

There is another difference between lichess's masters and big databases. How confounding a factor it is, I don't venture to guess. But the masters database contains games from the 1950s onwards. The ...
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Why is there a clear difference in master's and other player' opening choice?

On average, masters have played/studied chess for longer, and their experience informs them on which moves are better (and/or more suited to their playing style). If you've spent years analyzing ...
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Why is there a clear difference in master's and other player' opening choice?

Amateurs will sometimes be happy to accept a slightly worse position if that gets them a position they're familiar with or enjoy playing more than other lines. There's also the surprise factor. A 1600 ...
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