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Submitted by Alpenschach on February 25, 2015 at 10:29 AM.
When I have the black pieces I frequently play the Caro Kann defence.
Today I was faced with a very rare and rather dubious sideline, which I had not encountered before.
Here is the game with annotations by me, with the help of Shredder11:
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Greetings from Austria!
I do use databases, opening books and the analysis board in turn-based (correspondence; days per move) chess and encourage you to do the same.
If for any reason you don't want me to use a database in our current game, please tell me so and I won't; assuming you agree not to use one either.
In thematic tournaments I will always use opening books and/or databases though, because their whole point is to study that opening.
I have no problem with slow play. Please feel free to play at a pace that is comfortable to you. I will occassionally use conditional moves, but don't let that pressure you into moving faster than you normally would.
Also, please note that I have turned chat off in live play, because I want to concentrate on the games. It is not meant as an offense to anyone and especially nothing personal against any of you!
Peace out & good chess everybody!
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