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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:
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~
Why hasn't Ivanov been banned yet?
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Good setup specifically against the KIA?
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5 year olds and chess
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No Sound On My Opponent’s Moves
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Can chess players have bad days?
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Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
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12/12/2013 - Polugaevsky - Szilayi, Moscow 1960
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Is there a young chess player who can equel Magnus?
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