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Just a bunch of observations on how the white player's strategy may differ from the black player's, especially in the opening:
A major reason black fianchettoes more is for easier development of his bishops. White tends not to have this problem as much. The English, the mainline Taimanov, mainline Dutch and the Catalan are much more respected openings where white fianchettoes than the ones you listed.
That's because white greatly hinders black development in any good opening. It's no mystery. Sometimes white also has a hard time getting a good place for his bishop.
Don't take this the wrong way but it's only unfathomable to you because you have no idea what you're talking about. It's fine to ask questions, but don't talk about it being "unfathomable" like that.
On of black's essential roles in the opening is to develop his king's side and castle before white launches a massive attack and hinder white's development ie, by not allowing e4 and d4 straightaway. The Pirc and Robatsch allow white a good centre, though the Robatsch is worse, but they involve hasty castling. Even then, white often launches a fierce early kingside attack because he has the full centre. To forego both the centre and to do nothing on the kingside is, or should be, just suicide.
On the plus side, Crazy, at least it is implied that there is some right way to take this...
Main difference... the color
Glad to read spaghettio's comments with the characteristic "trademark" insults!
Hey, he's just trying to help all us lame doofuses (so really his heart's in the right place).
The guy is 1499 in Tactics!
Still, I don't think people who unduly beat their chests like Tarzan really ought to be encouraged...
Someone should start posting pictures in this thread...
You should get to know him first, then decide which side to err on.
Let somebody drone on like some closet genius without correction and you are possibly being an a-shole by omission.
And since there has been a request...
Not at all. Let kids run around like jerks now and they'll probably go on being jerks in perpetuity. Sometimes it's "nice" to pass on to people some sense of reality, lest they suffer from its absence at some later date.
Hey, I don't need your validation!!!
I play a queenside fianchetto as black in the Nimzo Indian all the time.In fact, I believe it may be mainline.
The owens is backwater of backwaters? I've actually faced a fair number of owens as white. Sure I generally get comfortable positions, but the owens is fully playable.
what is stated here, if the context is chess enthusiasts playing on the internet, is actually more true than false I think. black doing a queenside fianchetto is rare, probably because you are less likely to see nimzo and queens indians being played. blacks white squared bishop usually is a problem piece in games between chess enthusiasts where e4e5 or e6 is played, while whites light squared bishop often is very strong, so strong that a lot of these games between chess enthusiasts played on the internet literally revolve around black trying to kill that bishop, nullifying the pressure it is exerting on the kingside (sitting on the a2-f7 diagonal, familiar?), at least for the first 20 moves of the game. I think it is worth noting this dynamic too.
what is with the program giving me black all the time? They say it averages out well thats like the traffic reporter in a helicopter saying there is a slow down on the tollway but if your down there stuck in traffic it is not a slow down believe me~why is it the puter decides the draw of the color? why cant that be done by agreement~
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