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beginners shouldn't learn openings??

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #41


    For those who miss this feature, by the way - it is possible to view your game archives and sort games based on the highest rating. For example:


  • 17 months ago · Quote · #42


    I think that game was unrated engine game, mottsauce :)

    I did beat a FM OTB in a blitz tourney, I've posted that game a few times.

    Mate with a pawn on move 11 (? or therabouts) against the Alekhines Defense. Good times....

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #43


    Yeah I remember that thread. 

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #44


    There's a very simple principle:

    Learn enough to get to a playable middle game, but not more. If that means you must know a concrete line in a certain opening to get by, so be it. 

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