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I said it's "simple", not "short and simple".
Data entry is a simple job, but it can take for ever to do, hence why they look for people with the ability to type 80 words a minute.
So Scottrf, I "+1" your statement, and send chesslover back to English class!
This very instructional article seems to point to Nf6 and f5 as more challenging to 1.d4 than 1...d5. Agree/Disagree with it as you will .. but definitely worth a read.
It should be very "instructional". However, I stopped reading after the very first paragraph:
I consider that 1. d4 is the best move on the board, the chief reason being that 1…d5 condemns Black to a long defensive struggle with very few winning chances.
Whoever wrote this article is completely clueless and ignorant- sorry for that.
quote from the article:"If Black wants to answer 1. d4 so as to preserve realistic play for the win, he needs to play 1…Nf6 and concede central space for the time being, or 1…f5, a dicey move that leaves Black's e-pawn weak."
Even if this is true for correspondece chess, it s clearly not true for normal chess. In candidates tournament we just saw 2800 rated players losing in rather simple and fully equal endgames with 1 or 2 minor pieces and few pawns. So you can be sure there is more than enough chance for the average player playing white after 1.d4 d5 to lose.
did bobby Fischer ever played d5 on first move?
Probably in his young days, but I never seen it, he always played the KID or Grunfeld, and even Benoni.
If he did, I would bet he was playing the Tarrasch Defence or the semi-slav
Clearly Nh6 is best, since in two different databases black has won 100% of his games. (Of course, some will argue that a sample size of 1 game for each database is too small to be significant, and that you can play a bad opening and still beat someone rated 284 points below you or who is unrated.)
It appears Fischer didn't play 1...d5 in the chessgames.com database, although supposedly 9 games later transposed into a d4 d5 game (3 of them look iffy at best to me).
Edit: apparently my search technique failed.
No need to say sorry ... perhaps I should reword instructional to incendiary :)
I was learning the QGD at the time of reading that and I didn't agree with a lot of what he said ... though it was amusingly useful to see him talk down several lines that I still have fun with.
Just so everyone knows, I am looking for your opinion. I just want to see what everyone likes and ill see from there
Ragozin, as I recall, usually transposing from a Nimzo.
i think the best responce to d5 is e6
1.d4 Nf6 2.d5 e6 is certainly interesting.
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