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What is checkmateibeatu's ridiculous obsession with "controlling the center"? And why does he keep trashing the well-known and respectable strategy of king developement? He seems to be blinded by his own out-moded ideas, and is now presenting us with defective and absurd analysis. Witness this glaring blunder:
except the knight hung the move before mate... but I guess if the hung knight was taken.... someone would get cancer.
No, that knight can't be taken, its not cancer, black will get "knight syndrome" and die
The knight doesn't need to be taken if it has been hung because there is no point in taking a dead knight.
I might be wrong but doesn't 31. Qxf7+ force mate?
Looks like it to me. Good call!
It would make a good Sunday puzzle
No because Rxf7 is a check.
Are you cross-eyed?
Oh yeah the king is still on g1 on move 31. I thought that the king was already on f2.
to all of you who took this post seriously: you have been nerdsniped. good day.
on a serious note, running the pawn from the a4 opening like that is actually a halfway decent strategy. allows a pawn guarding that b7 square, basically takes away the kingside castle for black. perhaps i'll use that strat at some point.
Moving the rook pawn forward is a move that will usually have to be made later to avoid back rank mates, but not on the very first move.
Judas Priest! Will somebody pleez get this guy a copy of Bob Dylan's "Modern Chess Opening Stuff"? In it, this exact position is analyzed. Bob shows a forced mate in 85 moves......
I won't believe you until you make a diagram that does the mate against every single legal responce by black.
Hahaha, checkmateibeatu, you must be the most sarcasm-immune guy I've ever seen. I'm actually impressed of you - in this thread there's such a high level of irony that even a blind guy could read the posts and get it...
Anyway, 1. a4!! clearly wins over any of your "principles" of chess. That, and developing the king as early as possible. Wins 100% of the time.
Except when the king gets mated...
Everyone should watch this tournament, it's a tournament where the best players make their show (I bribed the TD so I was able to qualify)
What do you guys think of my opening preparation
Unfortunately my opening prep was banned because it would win every game...
Funniest thread xD
What happens to your opening:
I won then! checkmate=lose! Win=march king to other side!
But you also died! capture accelerated dragon= get your head chopped off if you win!
Yes, paripooranan, your analysis is very interesting. But, you forgot one thing: 1.a4! Yes, 1.a4, and not that silly 1.d4, wins in all variations. Allow me demonstrate using your own theoretical position. Here, you show c6 as black's move, but Kd2 is far superior. Look:
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