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Capablanca, when a old man, wrote a book with this diagram
White has played a few extra moves there...
Please don't aim for this position every game. Especially if your opponent makes any attempt whatsoever to control the center. For example, after 1...e5, a Bishop moving to f4 will just be captured.
This only shows the importance of controlling the center, and shows that you should try to develop your pieces to the center. It is the "dream position". It cannot be done practically.
Funny, I've never quite liked it. I'd rather have one of the bishops on e3/d3.
And he always seemed like such a mellow guy too.
Yes, me too... I don't like to "extend" both Bishops. If one goes to c4, I prefer to put the other on e3.
Glad to hear somebody else say that.
One of the free chess.com videos also gives this as the "dream position". I've actually had it (almost) happen in a few real games, with Andy's change of one of the Bishops on e3 or d3. Opponent lead with both rook pawns up one.
7/4/2014 - Bronstein-Mikenas 1965
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What is the music that you listen to when you play chess ?
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Time Control Changes?
by lizarding 9 minutes ago
Only a 40 year break...
by kleelof 14 minutes ago
a query about kga
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Bumping Old Threads
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very weird game
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Proof Game in 4 moves
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Friend is in prision
by kleelof 45 minutes ago
I was down until opponent made mistake
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