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sorry bout that, how bout if you post a game and after posting it that you made a horrendous blunder and suddenly delete it like i just did
I think we are just making fun of ourselves.
thats not the point, e5 is a natural move, and playing Nc3 is defensive, almost giving up the advantage of the first move
and best by test statement, means that you recklessly trust people and dont think and do research on what people tell you
How is 2.Nc3 not natural? It protects the pawn which is being attacked and develops a piece at the same time. How is that not natural? Perhaps you mean to say that it isn't what you wanted to see when you played 1...Nf6? And now you will arrogantly condemn it as a bad move because of this? Then there would be some logic in your statements.
Players 1000 points higher than you religiously meet 1...Nf6 with 2.Nc3. There's nothing weak about it and probably the most common move you'll see below 2000. If anything 2.Nc3 is quite the psychological play seeing as you force Black into playing a king's pawn opening that they may already know or push Black into making some move that makes his job much harder than it should be. Like it or not you need to respect that move and bone up on your four knights and Vienna game.
You always carry an aerosol can with a lighter to tournaments. Although you've never used them, if things get really bad on the board you're fairly sure you can work them and turn yourself into a human torch and get a draw, as well as a little sympathy.
Or turn the flame on the board and your opponent and claim they spontaneously combusted.
You drink lighter fluid and say it's an energy drink.
I do know my Vienna and Four Knights, it is just that when I play the Alekhine, i want to play the Alekhine, not some open game, I say to those who do play Nc3 grow a pair and attack the knight
Can we go back to the original topic, please?
you see a double exclam move, but dont play it because it is unfair to the opponent
Why would anyone play 2.e5 when they can beat you with 2.Nc3?
Not only only have I gotten in your head by moving a plastic horsey which may cause you to err early on but I also sidesep all of your theory and put you in a position that I have played numerous times and am likely to have more understanding of. Thus my winning chances may have increased already.
That is the mentality of playing so-called "inferior" moves. If you are not playing an opponent that will punish you for it then there is no logical reason to waste time with other moves unless you really want to.
And Nakamura among many GMs have been known to trot out 2.Nc3 and he has even played the Alekhine himself.
@jetfighter13: While I believe 2. e5 is stronger than 2. Nc3 in the Alekhine Defense, I absolutely do not see the latter as a cowardly move. AnthonyCG gave many splendid reasons to steer the game that way. Instead, White takes the bull by the horns, so to speak, and undermines Black's attempt to steal the initiative.
I play e5 only to gain a huge center so i can use it latter, however no one plays the alekhine as black but me
Surely, you don't mean this literally!
I play the Alekhine about 1/3 of the time.
well here atleast, i have never seen the Alekhine but when I play as black, it is a shame to
It would be funny if everyone here played it lol.
You arrive at your first OTB tournament and because you learnt all your chess from chess.com always resign after your third move. Sadly you realise that you'll have no wins, but are content with the fact that you'll walk away with a heap of draws!
You fold on your first turn.
You exclaim "you sunk my battleship!" when your opponent plays 1. e4
That would indicate that you're pretty damned lousy at battleships too.
1) The USCF sends you a generous check, requesting you sign up to be a life-long non-member.
2) Your flag refuses to move out of the fallen position before the game.
3) Your digital clock gets stuck in time delay. When you try to fix it, words flash on the screen: "Trust me, I'm doing you a favor."
4) You bring rocks and cement to every tournament, because you play the Stonewall.
5) Your opponent offers to play the game with only his king, and he beats you.
6) The tournament director has made a sign which he puts next to your board, saying "Sorry, that move is illegal." He points to it every time you put your hand on a piece.
7) As white, you move your bishop from b7 to a8. You then take your opponent's knight off the board, claiming you took it "en passant."
8) You always promote your pawn to whatever piece started the game on that square.
9) You get repeatedly crushed by Cassie and Pete on Chessmaster.
10) Opponents have stopped playing you because you insist on sliding your knights to their new squares during the game, bulldozing any hapless pieces that get in their way!
lol. BTW, Stanley (the "random" monkey on chessmaster) never loses to Fool's Mate.
4/19/2014 - Tisdall - Lee, London 1981
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Carlsen and the quest for 2900
by acljohndelacruz 8 minutes ago
How accurate are these Chess.com ratings?
by NomadicKnight 9 minutes ago
by NomadicKnight 12 minutes ago
how many players in blitz chess have rating more than 1200 in chess.com ?
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Can't play live chess
by SixRavens 27 minutes ago
A fine game by Finegold
by ebillgo 29 minutes ago
no piece and board showing up..its like blindfold
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