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Fighting back from an opening mistake

Poor opening play characterizes my current Chess960 games. I'd like to chalk it up to being new at the variant, but it's really a matter of not paying attention. In this game I hang a pawn on move 2. I was able to fight back later in the game, avoid some pitfalls, sacrifice two exchanges (!) and eventually win. But there are some real lessons to be learned about paying attention in the opening.

 

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  • 3 years ago

    Loomis

    badSpassky, congratulations on finding a grammer mistake on the internet, I'm glad that makes you feel special.

    I deleted your post because it was devoid of commentary on the game and unnecessarily negative to myself personally. You call me an egomaniac, but clearly you haven't read my blog carefully. I am critical of myself in my analysis and have posted several games where I'm on the losing side.

    I always welcome constructive criticism by stronger players, but you haven't provided any of that.

  • 3 years ago

    bAdSPaSskY

    1. It's "have." Try grammar school.

    2. You're just another weak egomaniac. Deleting posts by stronger players because they don't think your examples have worth is just pathetic.

    3. Have a nice life. Good luck improving with that attitude.

    4. Enjoy deleting this post, too. LOL

  • 3 years ago

    Loomis

    badSpassky, if you had anything to say that made any sense, you're welcome to comment.

  • 3 years ago

    bAdSPaSskY

    Good to see censorship did not die with the Soviet Union. ;-)

  • 3 years ago

    Elubas

    Solid game. I've had a lot of opening problems in chess 960 myself. You know how in the opening you get used to squares like c7 allowing a knight fork etc etc? I would allow stuff like that, but on different squares because I wasn't used to the random positions. There was actually a game where my opponent was merely threatening to threaten to get to a forking square, but I couldn't really do anything about it! My position was resignable!

  • 3 years ago

    bAdSPaSskY

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  • 3 years ago

    Loomis

    In your online chess page (My Home -> Online Chess) Click "Start a New Game" from the menu in the upper right. Then change "The usual Game Options" to "Options I select" and change "standard chess" to "Chess960". Then enjoy!

  • 3 years ago

    newb_or_narb

    how do you play in that mode?

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