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I vote Nbd2. I don't think e5 is a great move tbh, it stretches the pawn chain too far and could later be more easily undermined.
@thecheesykid votes must be in red
@shahzeb lets keep this family site clean without cussing like a little kid please
e5 is a bad practical choice vs a computer IMO. It more or less necessitates kingside action, and 1) we can't out-calculate it, 2) aren't good enough to find deep positional attacking moves.
exd5 is the more practical move, again IMO. This usually becomes an IQP position which I believe would be easier to navigate.
The bishop doesn't belong on b5 here. If it goes anywhere play it to d3 (or maybe e2) but not b5.
Nbd2 is ok, but I feel like it's not the best timing i.e. it develops a queenside piece and blocks the bishop... not that it's bad but it doesn't "feel" right to me
Is there a reason why the bishop doesn't belong on b5?
yeah no, Nd2 leads to a tarrach wich will come anyway, this has the added benifit of preventing the capture without wasting tempo, and allowing us to gain a tempo if Houdini plays Nf6
Nbd2 or Nfd2?
everyone is entitled to their own opinion
looks like Nbd2 is catching up to e5. 45 minutes left to vote
CS,if people vote Nd2 and not Nbd2 why r u counting that as Nbd2???
I think thats what everyone is voting for am i wrong?
Question: if we have a 5-5 tie what do we do?
if we have a 5-5 tie I will be the tiebreaker vote. Although I'm not quite sure what to play myself, I like Nbd2
we can play Nbd2 after e5
we cannot play e5 after Nbd2 (dxe)
i think maintaining the tension is what we need here
gaining space is more important...
you know what a cpu can do to u with tension
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5.E5 WON. HOUDINI PLAYS 5...NGE7. VOTING NOW OPEN
I think we need more discussing than just voting. In the vote chess games I play the decisions are usually unanimous because we all dicuss it and analyze and then decide on a move
what does everyone think about Bg5
6. Bg5 h6 you're retreating and shutting of a square for your knight and bishop. Doesn't seem permanent enough.
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