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I think I'll just spectate then. I am in no way knowledgeable enough to seriously discuss opening theory. At the level I am, I'm mostly just glad if I can get out of the opening without making serious errors. Being a newbie and all, I'd rather follow this thread along then. Good luck fellas
Bd3 is the main line here.
Bg5 has a 19% success rate for white and the main line has a 0% success rate.
You did pick the main line in your deleted post :-)... get an openings book like me and I'm sure you can contribute.
Qb6 looks like a future threat
Yes, but I don't think it's so serious if you don't move the bishop. For instance in the Tarrasch it's not that serious of a threat because of the Korchnoi Gambit.
I know it's not exactly the same position but it's something to keep in mind.
I'm going to vote for Bb5 again
I vote for Bd3
i will pick the mainline for my 1st time
Sorry guys, its sunday so Im late :) voting closed, Bd3 wins, I will ask the great Houdini his move
HOUDINI PLAYS 6...BD7 VOTING NOW OPEN UNTIL TOMMOROW AT 8 AM PACIFIC
Could you keep a board for post #1?
How much time are you giving Houdini for its move? On what depth are you allowing it to search? And what CPU core?... That could affect the game overall.
@ChessisGood good idea
@thecheesykid its on a normal laptop, the time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves
The main line here is a3 but I'm not a big fan of this move. It only has a 34.4% success rate.
Our two other main options are:
0-0 with a 51.2% success rate or
Be3 with a 56.7% success rate
Be3 looks good
I also prefer 0-0.
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