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Every player has one. Our team once made the superior team play against itself by copying its moves on opposite-color boards, using their own replies against themselves. We abandoned it after some dirty looks from the TD.
What would you against you be played out as? Here's mine:
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 1/2-1/2
It used to be the classsical French with 7. f4 0-0
ONce you have a stem for overall, then for each opening, you can build your repertoire as branches on that tree. Each stem should represent absolute best play for both sides.
Should work in theory, but it would be really hard to carry out and memorize.
netzach, you have a two-sided opening whether you know it or not. Botvinnik was aware of this phenomenon and strived to never be tested in his own favorite lines.
I don't play set-openings nor do I used constrained thinking. Dislike intensely people with no credentials trying to indoctrinate gullible-people to adopt 'systems' or buy books without any sound basis of success.
BOS says nothing about his own chess verification/rating/credentials (in profile) and is brand-new member of chess.com. Despite that is keen to 'plug' his book.
You ghostofmaroczy apparently seem to be a player whom predominately plays 1.d4 openings and perfecting your own lines with that.
Would prefer to see BOS evidence some IRL results of his theories before making decision about them.
Probably something like
1.c4 c5 2.nf3 nf6 3.d4 cxd4 4.nxd4 nc6 5.nc3 g6
Would prefer to see BOS evidence some IRL results of his theories before making decision abou them.
My peak USCF rating was 2000, bck in 1989. With no incentive to improve the rating after that, I didn't care if it went up I sustained performance ratings of 2250 or so for 30-50 games twice, then hit the floor when I got a job, right before I quit.
I had a game published in Chess Life (reader games) where at 1956 I wsa crushing a 2508 rated player out of a Pirc when I ran out of time in action chess. I've held even positions against world-fclass players in tournament settings, though tracking down the scorecards would be unwise.
By attacking me, you are telling people to listen to you, assuming the very role for which you demand "credentials."
Since when is calling this audience "gullible" not an insult to them? I like to think people are quite capable of thinking for themselves. IF YOU don't like what I write, that's fine, and you won't want to read it, but you're stepping into the territory of not wanting *others* to read it. That's what they call "hating" these days.
Not hating. Suspicion. (because you are 'new-member' say little of yourself and instead make beeline for forums)
Have any well known players achieved success with this?
I'm not attacking you am critiscising (if you can discern the distinction) . What is interesting is that you have gone all defensive.
How many copies have you sold then??
I built a GM-level repertoire in the days before computers. My goal was to have one that I would never hvae gto change. In that I succeeded. I made a mini-comeback on ICC several years ago, but my eyesight abandoned me in 2009. With no use for my opening playbook, I published it. It sells moderately well and has lots of strong new theory, moves never before seen or played, which I would have debuted myself had I kept playing.
I don't worry about "credentials" because I no longer produce anything, teach, or play. I was a very strong opening player, Expert rated, back in the day. Used to study 70-80 hours a week, for four years, before quitting for the real world at age twenty-four
Most who do not play chess seriously have more respect for those who quit the game than those who win geek chest-thumping contest.
Will reserve judgement then and see how things go with yourself. gl.
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