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is this thread referring to opponents who commit suicide while a game is in progress, thus leaving you to while away the minutes until their time expires?
By the way, need I remind you that this "link" you're speaking of was referenced by someone else, and he just tacked it on after the fact. This is not about bad grammar or spelling, but absence of his own critical ideas worth discussing. Rather than make a real conversation, he brushes it off by saying, "Yeah, that video is what I meant."
If you must invoke educational standards (speaking of superiority complexes) don't be so naive. You mean well, but trust me on this one... you're wrong about Imperfect_Luck. Unlike you, I'll quote him... he himself said he was talking about "bishop for a bishop." Read again his original post. All this other stuff you're implying that he said was something from your imagination.
2) Trading the bishop: White could make the determination that trading the bishop would be better use of time, since this forces Qxe7, which in turn gives White the opportunity to play Nxe4, leading to dxe4 (creating isolated e4 pawn), and Nd2, intending Qc2 plus fianchettoing the light square bishop, O-O, and maybe f3. The game would logically focus on this isolated e4 pawn. Bxe7 is also a possibility for White.
Since this is a well known position, I just want to let you know that after the exchange of bishops, if white exchange knights on e4 is going to be beneficial to black, those doubled pawns doesn´t matter, since black is going to play e5, getting a good game. Instead of that white would exchange pawns on d5 and then wait for black to exchange knights on c3.
Thanks for looking at my example.
This could be another example. Here is just a question of life or death. (Since our main topic was about suicides, I think it was ok to use that phrase).
@socialista: don't sweat it. I actually prefer that people correct me when I'm wrong. Going with your idea, if Black plays e5, then Nxe4 just wins a pawn (because of Nd2). How is that beneficial for Black?
Trade pieces if it help! If all your opponents pawn are locked on black squares, and all your pawns are locked on white squares, trade white-squared bishops, and you have an easy win.
32 pieces on a board is much. Therefor, you trade the pieces so you got space for the reserves. Play the KID. I once saw a game where first exchange was on move 22.
This is your answer verybadbishop :)
Yeah, that is a pretty messy continuation for White. Hmm, I guess what White can do in response to 10.e5 is 11.d5, intending Qc2, g3, Bg2, O-O, f3?. The idea is keep piling pressure on the isolated e4 pawn in a sensible way.
Black will do f5, and the e4 pawn will be ok :)
yes but the king becomes weak
-Fianchetto (1900 USCF)
After Black's f5, White's f3 (in tandem with the other developments; Qc2, g3, Bg2, O-O should the game allow), he will have ideas of setting up a rook battery along the f-file, and will welcome a pawn exchange on f3. If the battery were allowed, White might be so inclined to take the initiative by playing fxe4, taking advantage of prior developments if Black were to play a waiting game. I think it would've been a good game for both sides. The beauty of chess is many times things don't go as expected. Black doesn't have to bow to White's intentions and it's a two way street.
Anyway, I think just openly discussing these ideas should be enough to reject Imperfect's oversimplification regarding opponent's motives in trading pieces and pawns. It's not as simple as "a spiteful trade... material tit-for-tat, knight for knight, bishop for bishop". Without an example of his own, we have nothing but speculation as to what he truly means.
I take it you lost those games, and now it's not fun anymore?
Was speaking in hypotheticals. I very well might've lost in that continuation. The point was sharing the thought processes involved other than "suicide and spite". Really, it's not fun when the other dude across the board says you must play a certain way, when the reasoning behind his stance is absurd.
In the second diagram, which socialista calls "Life or Death", Black has to decide what to do with his dark square bishop. This position is more a question of which response preserves the most tempo and development prospects for Black: retreat or trade bishop for knight? The question remains what to do with the queen after both responses. This one's tough, because a trade gives White the bishops pair, in a position that's about to open up real fast. There's no good for Black, it seems, but my hunch is trade the bishop, and place the Queen in an active square afterwards, perhaps Qb6 or Qc7.
as you can see...
This attempt at educating IM Perfect has been tried before. His response is typically along the lines of not respecting your "hierarchy". Just because your rating is double his own, does not meet you know how chess should be played... or so he believes, amidst a purple haze.
You know what, you're right Adam.
I'm just here now to get the most out of my time invested in this stupid thread by responding to diagrams to the best of my ability. Where I am wrong (as shown with some of my ideas of the first diagram that socialista provided), I get something in return when people share their more accurate solutions and thoughts.
As of now though, I think it's time we finally close the book on this thread and create a new one with an actual discussion on the motives behind moves.
I have been adopting imperfect_luck's philosophy and finding that my game has improved. I came here just to thank him.
Also, Eric, thank you for your opening flashcards. We'll just have to agree to disagree on the subject what Imperfect may or may not have said.
Thank you. I have to work on increasing the number of lines in my cards.
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