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1. a4: Best Chess Opening!


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #221

    theRonster456

    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:

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #222

    checkmateibeatu

    It was really a matter of which bishop to take, so since one of the false principles says control the third rank, I had 'em go Rxa3.
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #223

    checkmateibeatu

    Rxg7 loses a rook and poses no mate threat at all.
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #224

    LegoPirate

    duskrevival wrote:
    GeniusKJ wrote:

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #225

    LegoPirate

    Joseph-S wrote:
    LegoPirate wrote:
    akintews wrote:
    Joseph-S wrote:
    akintews wrote:

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #226

    PatrickDaly

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #227

    checkmateibeatu

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #228

    theRonster456

    checkmateibeatu wrote:
    Rxg7 loses a rook and poses no mate threat at all.

     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......

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #229

    checkmateibeatu

    theRonster456 wrote:
    checkmateibeatu wrote:
    Rxg7 loses a rook and poses no mate threat at all.

     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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #230

    sandstreampop

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #231

    checkmateibeatu

    sandstreampop wrote:

     

    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...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #232

    sandstreampop

    LOL

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #233

    duskrevival

    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)

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/bongcloud-invitational

     

    What do you guys think of my opening preparation

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #234

    mrguy888

    Unfortunately my opening prep was banned because it would win every game...

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/1kxe2-the-bongcloud-gambit

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #235

    Eloades11

    Funniest thread xD

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #236

    paripooranan

    who will show a gr8 move better thaan this
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #237

    LegoPirate

    duskrevival wrote:

    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)

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/bongcloud-invitational

     

    What do you guys think of my opening preparation

     


    What happens to your opening: 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #238

    duskrevival

    I won then! checkmate=lose! Win=march king to other side!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #239

    LegoPirate

    But you also died! capture accelerated dragon= get your head chopped off if you win! 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #240

    theRonster456

    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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