Behnam Esmayli
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How can a human figure out best move in this position?
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Maybe before justifying the pawn sacs one should answer more convincingly why taking on c3 would not have pleased White. The answer is the backward pawn on c-file and future pressure against it by ...

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What is the long-term idea of the Ruy-Lopez opening?
4 votes

What you said about how fast White castles and can open center (and give a check) are the tactical resources that white uses to achieve their strategic goals. Of course in modern day every minimally ...

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Who has the advantage in this position?
3 votes

I´d say Black has at least a draw. In case the queens get exchanged Black can bring his king to support e6 and if need be approach the king side to prevent a possible g4 break. He/she can bring their ...

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Why do masters open 1.d4 more often than 1.c4?
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Not an answer, but I thought I could share my experience. I am no expert but do play 1.d4 almost exclusively. The reason I avoid 1.c4 is 1.... e5. Ok, it is reverse Sicilian with White a tempo up. ...

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Karpov's Queen's Gambit beats Kasparov. What is Karpov thinking?
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3 votes

Your question(s) seem to be related to 1.d4 in general. People have nicely answered issues with the Isolated Q Pawn, so I'll touch on other topics. Compared to 1.e4 , queen's pawn openings do not ...

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What are the general principles for playing hypermodern against hypermodern?
3 votes

Good question. I personally have tried as White to avoid advancing my center pawns and fiancheto one or both my Bishops, and control rather than occupy the center. For example I opened 1.b3. My ...

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What should a chess beginner do with his/her knights after 2. Nf3 or 2. Nc3?
2 votes

Short answer: You wait! You don't move them again until you develop more pieces unless for good reasons. Such reasons usually involve captures in the center after pawn breaks. The nights there are ...

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How to improve my calculation and guess my opponents move
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You could make your question more specific, giving examples of when and what type of moves you fail to take into account. Anyway, I am 2050 and suffer from the same, so, it is a relevant concern for ...

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English opening exchange-sacrifice compensation
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That's not an easy question. At this point in the game the compensation must come in terms of concrete continuations. Simply relying on intuition is not enough. Ok, well, white has got the two bishops ...

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Is preventing an opponent from castling considered an advantage?
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Cost vs gain. Simple. What do you pay to get the chance to prevent your opponent from castling? And ultimately, again, it all depends on whether you can take advantage of the opponent king's ...

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Tips for the Najdorf Sicilian?
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Experiment with it. I would recommend, ironically, to not study it or analyze to games. You have to see its strengths and weaknesses for yourself, so that then later you can appreciate ideas ad ...

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