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Memorizing Openings??


  • 20 months ago · Quote · #21

    MJ4H

    These openings topics always amuse me.  There is always a parade of people lining up one after another to tell the person not to bother memorizing moves and to focus on understanding ideas instead even though he said in the original post he already has done that.

    He even repeats later on that he understands that memorizing moves without understanding the ideas is useless.  Nevertheless, poster after poster has lined up to correct his approach.

    Please, stop doing this.  I swear someone pays you guys to post that stuff or something.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #22

    ThrillerFan

    Yes, that someone is you MJ4H - Now pay up!  $500 to each poster of this thread!  Money is due to each of us by this Friday or I'm calling a collection agency!  Laughing

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #23

    TetsuoShima

    MJ4H wrote:

    These openings topics always amuse me.  There is always a parade of people lining up one after another to tell the person not to bother memorizing moves and to focus on understanding ideas instead even though he said in the original post he already has done that.

    He even repeats later on that he understands that memorizing moves without understanding the ideas is useless.  Nevertheless, poster after poster has lined up to correct his approach.

    Please, stop doing this.  I swear someone pays you guys to post that stuff or something.

    but that always happens on the internet and if werent so sad it would be really funny

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #24

    MJ4H

    ThrillerFan wrote:

    Yes, that someone is you MJ4H - Now pay up!  $500 to each poster of this thread!  Money is due to each of us by this Friday or I'm calling a collection agency! 

    :(

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #25

    Expertise87

    That's why I actually read his post and addressed the topic at hand.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #26

    IpswichMatt

    Expertise87 wrote:

    That's why I actually read his post and addressed the topic at hand.

    Indeed you did - I suspect MJ4H was referring to some of the posts that came after yours which appeared to assume that the OP was a beginner, which is clearly not the case.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #27

    humans1981

    Hm,

    I have(had) the same problem, newadays I go through a variation and try to explain it to someone, why I choose this move and not the other one. What can I do against another Blackresponse.

    Sometimes I find some patterns I already know, so it seems to be "forced".

    Sometimes I find some difference, so I can only remember in BDG Teichmann declined(In a single variation)

    When a piece move to c6(Nc6) I have to move a piece by myself and attack an opponents Piece(Bb5 attacking Nc6), when a Pawn moves to c6 I have to move a Pawn and try to attack another Piece(h4 with h5 next attacking Bishop on g6). Every other move I can play Qf3 against.

    I just found this because a Forummember asked my when he have to play Qf3, Bb5 or h4 in this line, he always messed it up, so as i did, but now I know the little difference by explaining to another one.

    Or if this all doesn´t help, following:

    6 seconds input, waiting for 20 seconds, try to remember the line(6 seconds input), waiting for nearly 20 minutes, try again to remember the line(6 seconds input).

    cheers

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #28

    Irjene

    I've memorized a few openings but most opening follow the same rules develop and protect the king. At most i remember about 10 opening but they are played in nearly 90% of the games i played

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #29

    ratedover2000

    I would like to clear up something.  To me it seems that variation of the semi-slav that I play isn't very theoretical at all (1.d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 dxc4).  When I originally picked this it is because a Grandmaster I am very fond of (Yuri Shulman) has like literally played this his whole life.  I was surprised to see the above comments about how theoretical this line is, because to me it doesn't seem so theoretical.  So when I mentioned that I played the semi-slav, am I actually playing something else?

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #30

    Expertise87

    Yes, the Noteboom. it's also highly theoretical.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #31

    Expertise87

    Also 4.e4 Marshall Gambit is very theoretical

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #32

    ratedover2000

    Thanks everyone for all of your help!


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