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You should know how to evaluate an opening position- center, development, king safety. While an engine can be useful for missed tactics, I trust my own evaluation over any engine in the opening. Lopsided database scores can be a clue that the opening may be difficult for your opponent but they aren't perfect particularly at higher levels. Using a GM ...


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Forget the engines. We are humans (hopefully) and are only interested in how human's play. The King's Indian Defence (KID), a favorite opening of Tal, Fischer and Kasparov (and now played by Nakamura), has a reputation of being unsound by the engines (some positions are +1 and even +1.5) however for white playing precisely is very difficult. For instance, ...


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