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Many sources recommend that you open with E4 or D4. This seems to me very aggressive and, frankly, rather piggy to occupy the center squares like that. I mean, most likely you hardly know this person, if at all.
Wouldn't it be more polite to play, say, A3 or H3?
I find it rude when my opponents don't resign after 1.d4. After all, I'm clearly better by +0.37.
On second thought, I've noticed that my opponents sometimes find it convenient to rest a Knight on my B4 or G4 squares.
Perhaps it would be more relevant, helpful and nice to play C3 or F3, so as not to make them uncomfortable?
On third thought, that wouldn't help at all. They may not trust me not to take their pieces.
This is very difficult.
f3 followed by kf2 is good!
Funny thread, MrToad2U
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help with sicilian
by RasputinTheMad 2 minutes ago
LET'S SEE SOME PUZZLES!!!
by wolverine96 3 minutes ago
My System or Amateurs Mind
by RasputinTheMad 8 minutes ago
by jjrehp 9 minutes ago
Who's the best?
by Patzership 12 minutes ago
Stupid idiots who don't know when to resign?
by NATHANKRISHNA 14 minutes ago
Win percentages for specific rating differences.
by aman_makhija 19 minutes ago
Which Anti-Sicilian to choose?
by Veganomnomnom 36 minutes ago
stockfish engine behaviour
by EscherehcsE 47 minutes ago
Me trying to hang my queen at move 3--failing epically
by BryanK3 47 minutes ago
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