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Sometimes when playing children you have to go into not objectively best sidelines or even relatively obscure openings like 1.Nf3,c5 2.b3 as white (if black opts to fianchetto then Bxf6 is a viable candidate as it fights over the d5 square as shown by Karpov and Nakamura) or even the Van Geet.
As black, children would have trouble against the Dutch and usually plug the hole on e6 by forcing me to trade a bishop for knight on that square, so I opt for the Nimzo or Queen's Indian instead against them as natural moves are stronger. In the Dutch going for a Bd3 setup is natural, but relatively weak (this is when they aren't hip on the theory, if they are see above how they defeat the purpose of playing d5 attempting to cramp black and plugging a weak square and diagonal usually after ...h6-Ne6?-Bxe6-dxe6 where the white pawn keeps black's king safe and will be gobbled up in the endgame).
I had a chess game thrown at me from jealous ex wife ....true story. I believe it was the Excalibur electronic board. She did break it.
Yes -- when playing my boss.
2) When playing people who are learning.
3) I think so, since you constantly have to warn them not to give away more pieces.
I think I'll ask Ann Landers.
(or judge Judy)
Some threw games against their children, niece or grandchildren to give them taste of victory. There is really no need for that. Just play with them Xbox and Nintendo games. Sooner the adults will be declining challenges from the children
Let's make it happen!
Or ...Dear Abby!
Playing an OTB round robin, this good player, who had to get to an appointment, walked in offering me a draw, which would have improved my ELO. I had come a long way to play, and certainly wanted the chance to play a higher rated player. So I lost in about 20 moves. I feel sorry he might have missed his date, but at least I got some playing experience plus the game sheet for later analysis.
I have never thrown a game. But right now I am making "Oh, what the hell!" moves! Hate when I haven't a clue!
When I am involved in too many games and the issue is not favorable I often offer draws.
Yeah, even I was surprised at that. When I asked that 1600 rated guy if his opponent was absent, he said that they drew the game. The 2300 guy came to the tournament hall only in the evening for the prize distribution.
And the tournament director said, "Oh, I'm very sorry old chap, but if you withdraw from the event you cannot receive a prize. The 1600 guy that you drew with in the last round, he received the winner's cheque"
No, he got the 1st prize. And the TD was full of praises for him for finishing undefeated. Yes, he could have well got 5-0 easily, but he was the top seed in the tourney by a huge margin. The second seed was in 1800s I think.
lol wow never done dat
And the tournament director said, "Oh, I'm very sorry old chap, but if you withdraw from the event you cannot receive a prize. The 1600 guy that you drew with in the last round, he received the winner's cheque".
I remember a IM told about a tournament there the tournament leaders asked him to a let a player win a game because he could become a IM and he didn't want to.
That's right. If you want to become an IM, play like one, not a cheapskate.
True, but I stopped this year paying to win, can't afford it,
The worst thing you can do to a student is to let him win.
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