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Kind of Lame Game

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My 6th round game from the Metropolitan Invitational does not make for a very entertaining post. The most interesting thing I can come up with to say about this game is that I was thinking about what opening to play against my opponent, IM Zhanibek Amanov. At first I thought I should play 1.d4. Then I thought some more in the car on the way there, and decided I should play 1.e4. But in the elevator form the parking to the playing room, I decided I should play 1.d4.

 

 

Well, what can you say-- sometimes not much happens in a chess game. Like if Grischuk has white, for example. At least I got the chance to play the position out for a while, and think about a few endgame-type positions, so I should be slightly less likely to blunder and lose this kind of endgame in the future. Rounds 7, 8, and 9 were much more entertaining I promise! You won't want to miss them!

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Comments


  • 3 years ago

    shequan

    pruess banter can be very entertaining at times. especially when people ask him weird/absurd questions.

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    F22Raptor, some pros play their best opening, with no regard for their opponent. others adjust rarely. yet others change things up all the time. which is a better idea really depends on the player.

    for myself, for example, i find it boring to always play the same openings, so i switch it up frequently.

  • 3 years ago

    dcremisi

    i know that not being a titled player i dont really have a right to contradit you guys but maybe you should play your best opening not your opponents?

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    well typically at a 2400 level, you know your opponent's strengths and weaknesses in advanced, based on the games they have played in the past. if you tried to judge someone by the look in their eye, i don't know that would provide a useful indication.

    to your second question: yes, your plans or preparations often go out the window, you don't get the opening you want, and then you have to deal.

  • 3 years ago

    Ambush

    Pruess a quick question about chess. It seems you put a lot of thought into your opening, should I play this, should I play that. I was wondering as a chess player do you ever say to yourself "I will sit down look my opponent in the eyes, size him up then decide?" I know at your level of chess you need lots preparation for you opponents but sometimes do you ever just get your plans thrown out the window and end up playing the board you were dealt?

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    hey, merchco. i'd seen some games, but without annotations. also, since i'd only played through them, but not really tried to figure out what was going on in them, i only remembered some things about the general course of the games, not the exact moves. so that definitely doesn't count as being prepared at my level.

  • 3 years ago

    merchco

    You said you had not prepared for this line but watching Gm games of 2700 plus is preperation.

    Its always interesting watching Gm games with annotation no matter what the outcome i suppose getting a draw from a line you never played before was as good as a win

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    invitational-- edited.

  • 3 years ago

    RookedOnChess

    All I know, David, is that it was a lot of fun watching the coverage (I don't always get the chance), and especially nice seeing you on camera after you won :) Yea!!!!

    Oh, and btw---- is it the Metropolitan "International" or "Invitational?" lol

  • 3 years ago

    IM Fins0905

    "Like if Grischuk has white, for example."  LOL.

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