The Draw Disease

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #23


    It'd be interesting to see some of your wins.  What openings do you use?  Do you refuse to take risks or something?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #25


    generally only very high rated players get draws.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #26


    Well, the best advice I can give you is… If you want to avoid the draw… put down the pencil.Laughing

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #28


    Maybe you are playing on extreme autopilot.   I used to do that when I was 1800-1900.  Then I learned to consistently calculate.  You need to fight for the advantage and always look for opportunities to gain the advantage.  Play openings that fight for the advantage, like the Queens gambit, if you play e4 then the Ruy Lopez. I used to play the London System but now I play the Queens gambit and I try to play as accurately as I can.  All that helped me improve after a long time of never really improving.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #29


    Opening-wise, I would personally take off b3 which clearly isn't the best way to fight in the opening.  Nf3 is okay but please don't transpose into a London :) 

    I think d4 is the best option for you, sounds like it fits your style preference a bit better than e4.  A good line is the QGD exchange variation.   

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