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True or False Chess is a Draw with Best Play from Both Sides


  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2041

    ponz111

    By the way, there are some fast play games here on chess.com which are posted on my account but I did not play. 

    Thus, they do not reflect my current chess abilities.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2042

    najdorf96

    Indeed. What I cannot believe is that...…

    Well, that you (as the OP) 'believed' TheGrobe was trolling?! Hah!

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2043

    najdorf96

    If you thought he was trolling, I honestly can't say much about your overall sense of judgement. I would venture ta say Smylovfan is "trolling" (but on your behalf)

    8/

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2044

    najdorf96

    Leiph, cookiemonster & even TheGrobe DO believe Chess is a draw. While I do not.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2045

    ponz111

    You know there is more to chess than just USCF or FIDE over the board play.

    Some players may have disabilities which prevent them from playing that type of chess. 

    One can write a book, or teach chess to hundreds or set chess records, whatever he/she may be talented in.

    ad hominem attacks are not the way. [and I do not accuse Reb of such an attack at all as he had legitimate questions]

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2046

    ponz111

    najdorf96 wrote:

    Leiph, cookiemonster & even TheGrobe DO believe Chess is a draw. While I do not.

    So does this mean you think White has a forced win from the starting position? [or maybe Black]?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2047

    najdorf96

    I've often considered this tread like the movie, " Beautiful Mind" (I hope that's the title).

    Where the his vindication wasn't proven throughout the story (where he'd believed, and more than likely, made everyone believe there was a conspiracy).

    In the end, though...even though his conspiracy theory was found out ta be delusional...his mind, his life was beautiful. To be ultimately shared.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2048

    ponz111

    conspiracy theory?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2049

    najdorf96

    Yes. I have stated many times throughout, that I believe White to play wins. From the Opening.

    I discount black, from the initial position with white to play, can even win.

    My Late Uncle often said to me, "Play to win as white, draw with black..."

    I totally believe this to be true.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2050

    najdorf96

    Of course, Im just making an analogy. I'm not saying your thread is an "conspiracy".

    8)

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2051

    ponz111

    I would say "Play to win as White and also play to win as Black. In the 7th USA Correspondence Championship I won all 7 of the games where I had Black. [which is a record which will never be tied or broken]

    In my two exhibition matches here on Chess.com, I took Black in all my games in both exhibitions.

    World Champion, Carlsen, often keeps the pressure on even when playing Black.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2052

    najdorf96

    Yes, I agree in the practical sense! When the opportunity presents itself, in any position (white or black) play to win.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #2053

    najdorf96

    " play to win as white, draw as black" is merely a guide. Because, as I truly believe, white to play wins...whereas as black, I play not to lose (draw) UNLESS white loses the initiative, I manage ta equalize (or close to it)

    It's anyone's game!


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