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I'm tired and wanted an easier game due to the large mistakes I start make this late. So, I clicked on a low rated game, not really paying attention to rating, and this guy did this weird stuff. He copied my every move!
I eventually got sick of it.
P.S. My queen move was to see how far he'd take it. This would have been worse:
P.P.S: I looked at some of their other games, and it seems to be a reoccuring theme.
I've seen this. a lot of lower ranked or newer players think it's funny. From what I've been told there's no strategy, it's just amusing.
It really isn't.
LOl'd at the 2nd game.
This is what you should play:
-waller- there is no knowing that they will just copy at that point of the game. If they're not, then you just lost your queen.
These however are the quickest mates possible when one side copies the other faithfully!
Actually the 2nd one though, if he plays 2...Qa5 you can snap his queen off. So he has to deviate first in that line.
3.cxd5 is already a problem for Black.
copying youe opponents moves is an awful plan and one which will lead to your demise in that game.
Any player with any experience will easily beat a player copying their moves, hence why it doesnt happen between 2 competant players.
You're right about that.
LoL for the game.
honesly i think you you missed a hopportunity to gain a good positional advantage:
That's a nice game, but the one who imitates the move loses a tempop.
I see some of your point, but honestly, it looks like white doesn't have much developed yet. Queen's side is still in the begining state, but it's cramped from the pawns, although I see that b2 will help with that. The bishop on e2 is completely blocked in, and moving the knight will help, however, the only open sqaure (I don't see Ne1 or Nd2 as good squares), but moving a pawn will force it back, wasting time. White's dark bishop will take a couple of turns before it can be moved to a decent spot. Black's bishops are active, or at least after e6 they will both have control of nice diagonals. To me, it looks like White can't really take advantage of the exposed king.
What I'm trying to say is that I don't see the positional advantage. Black seems to have a much more active position, or at least the same as white. Having both rooks out is a big plus, though. I am completely willing to accept that I'm wrong.
In a game where Black just immitates, position really doesn't seem to be important. I've seen a variation of the English where black copys white, but that's just for 5 turns or so.
P.S. The 3rd line (Bb7 should have been the main alternative, so I guess I forgot to delete ...Bb5, Nxb5.
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