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waiting for a move in CC.
Trying to study chess books from dry authors... I wont say Nimzo's My System is a bad book, many swear by it as if it were the bible itself. But if i'm going to try and hit the books, I need an author with some character. I enjoyed Y. Seirawans books because they have personality and not just strings of variations. Pandolfini & Lev Albert are decent to work with too for that matter.
Playing against an opponent who believes he will win with developing queen & bishop alone. yawn.
Playing a won game where my opponent should just resign, but they insist on playing it out to checkmate, taking their full time allotment with each move, as if anything they do will save them. Just tip the king & set the pieces up again & go for a better game next time.
Being in a losing position against someone who seems to have no clue how to deliver checkmate with anything other than a queen, so they wander all over the board unnecessarily picking off material and trying to promote. Dude! you got a rook and 2 minor pieces! where are you going? My king's over here!
Taking the bottles out to the garbage bin.
Not if you throw them.
no, make a bottles house.
seriously. really sound.
1.d4 and and anything other than blitz
That means you have a problem with serious thoughtful chess...
What's wrong with "d4"? Why do people hate on it so much. If they play that, just respond with the Benko Gambit like I will try to if you're really bored with "d4" play. If you are the one playing "d4", try the Queen's Gambit.
If all you play is "blitz", then where is your SERIOUS chess playing. That's what TRUE CHESS is. Those games where players sit for hours, constantly thinking out strategies and tactics, and trying to make their position better or maintain the tension. Thinking about trading, etc. That's what true chess is.
'm addicted to 10 minute blitz and 1.d4 just doesn't seem to jive with blitz.i play 1...f5 to 1.d4 cause it ain't boring, win or lose
But really I don't get bored in a chess game , otherwise I would not be on Chess.com
i've been told my face was scary so boring is a step up, thanks! i'm not the only who finds 1.d4...d5 "stale" but maybe thats because i'm a lower level player so i figure if i'm gonna lose it's gonna be in a type of game i like.
well put browni3141, a pictures worth a thousand words.
endgames rule i dont know what y'all are talking about, trading pieces off to get to an endgame where i milk the smallest advantage is a pleasure :) ...playing yet another ruy lopez is BORING...i dont play 1.e4 often because i hate the ruy
I know ruy lopez is such a lame, garbage variation. It's so boring and standard. I'm an aggressive player who loves gambitting. And yes, to all of you who believe the endgame is boring and lame, looks like you haven't studied the HEART of chess yet! That's the heart of chess because that's where small advantages are converted. You finally make small nuances appear to be the most important thing, and lots of things matter in the endgame. Nice fun struggle to combat!
I want to face a tough bishops of opposite color endgame sometime soon, although I've almost NEVER encountered it for some reason. They are pretty rare...
There are a large number of lines in the Ruy Lopez that to generalize so much about it (as if it is one line) shows your amount of knowledge regarding the "variation." A couple of example lines:
I do agree that the endgame is a huge portion of chess. Even if the game is even until that point, the player with better endgame play can turn a theoretically drawn game into a win.
Postions you don't understand :)
Chess videos are boring.
by LongIslandMark 3 minutes ago
Cannot add utube videos no more!!
by suezy 4 minutes ago
12/12/2013 - Polugaevsky - Szilayi, Moscow 1960
by MDCCP 10 minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
by goldendog 11 minutes ago
Can Anyone Become Grandmaster?
by KeatonBrownstead 14 minutes ago
Keep losing on Easy (800)
by MichaelPorcelli 16 minutes ago
Fischer: mentally disturbed or just mean spirited jerk?
by polydiatonic 19 minutes ago
Unable to upgrade
by ironjesus 25 minutes ago
Why hasn't Ivanov been banned yet?
by Wilbert_78 27 minutes ago
If you could combine two chess pieces powers what would the two pieces be???????
by JoshauMorris 27 minutes ago
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