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I know the game is a draw from personal experience on ICCF. In the major openings, there are countless lines worked all the way out to draws on ICCF with absolutely nothing white can do to improve the outcome. For example, if the opponent has access to the database of ICCF games and plays a Najdorf Sicilian, he's going to draw by force from merely playing the percentage performance on each turn. The lines are so played out in the Najdorf on ICCF that the opening is practically dead. Your only chance to win is if the opponent doesn't know to use those archived games as an opening book.
Curious, so basically Im rated 1600 here from playing chess without a database and using my personal choices in tactics and fundaments. I"ve been wondering and is what you are saying that to get better from here is more about opening choices and playing particular systems as a response to opponents play. What Im asking is to get a better rating Must I learn other systems? I generally try and change the move order to gain an edge in a particulary drawish scenario or something like that.
What do you or anyone think is an impromptu ratings cap for someone without learning or studying really any systems and just playing on instinct.
??? the najodorf may be heavily analysed but that does not in any fact mean that it will always be a draw on the countary the najdorf is one of the most dynamic systems which lead to interesting positions which EITHER side can win also the najdorf is not 'dead' its more popular than ever there is no such thing as 'draw by force'
Yeah, najdorf is legit one of the most popular Sicilian opening through all rating classes.
Well, you could give the Von Hennig-Schara gambit a go. It could help you get better at tactics if nothing else.
Thanks everyone, I think I'll stick with the Slav defenses, and then try out some of the other ones, just for more practice!
you must first raise your playing strength!
Otherwise all defences agt d4 BAD for you!
I already have a decent rating.
Precisely he does, as do I, because me and me both are above average.
There are 2 of you?
The best defence against 1.d4 is undoubtly the famous Polish defence. You can play it up to a grandmaster level and equalize easily.
nimzo is cool
it gets u equality
I prefer an Indian defence with 1... Nf6 or a Queen's pawn game with 1... d5
I think this a 1.e4 defence...the Caro Kan
Nf6 without a doubt. From there, you keep your options open and can still play whatever you want except for the dutch
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