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I have been looking at this with a fairly strong computer for about 15 minutes (and the judgment of having been a Master for 30+ years and forcing in plausible lines), and I am convinced that this is a positional draw. White is obviously worse per the computer eval, but he can keep the position exactly as it is by either moving his K from e2 to d3 and back (...


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vs e4 play the sicilian and you are are essentially playing the same opening reversed that you play with white. Find the variations you are comfortable with and go from there. The Kan is a very safe variation that scores pretty well. vs. d4 I would play the Tarrasch which is essentially a queen's gambit reversed. If not, you should look at how you develop ...


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The computer says you're ahead after the move you played. But you're only up a little, and you ended up with only a rook and opposite-colored bishops along with the pawns. You still have to work for the win; it's not like the extra pawn ices the win for you in the simplified position. The reason that the computer considers it a mistake is that you had ...


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Losing an exchange is itself enough to make the move weak. You go from being up R+P for N, which is a winning advantage, to up just one pawn with opposite color Bishops, which could often be drawn. The move is also weak because you let White off the hook: you were on the attack against White's exposed King, so the trade of Queens made the position "easier ...


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