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thats a bad opening for white when your playing against grandmasters
So leave prepare yourself for the bad rook opening?
No, he cannot.
The game he won was a Blitz game. If it was a longer game, he'd have lost.
skyler_kelly, Carlsen can probably win a game with any opening. As for the rest of us...not so much.
I used to use this opening (before learning chess theory) fo an early attack using Rooks, but this is so slow Black can easily defend with a few development moves. D4 and castling Queenside allows Rooks more power, especially if you could trade the D-pawn for an E or C pawn. Also, Black's dark-square Bishop is harder to kick from pinning knights.
What a newbie opening. Does anyone seriously use this?
Anderssen is much better. Like Bishop_Hurricane said, the Anderssen opening offers protection against those annoying b4 bishops. Also, it offers an escape route for the king after he castles. Anderssen opening is superior in nearly every way.
White wins more than they lose so...
it must be reasonable.
Carlsen won a game with this opening...
wow thats pretty awful
This can be helpful in some situations. For example: setting up a staircase checkmate (king on f8, then white plays Rd7 or alike, trapping the king in, followed by Rc8# or alike). So, it can be helpful sometimes
When I see moves like this, I realize that my opponent is a novice.
every pawn move is a hole, that pawn could have been used at a3 to protect a night trying to fork, or a bishob trying to hurass the king which is what makes the andersson considerably better.
Play this every game loo
dont get it
Hello the opening is inferior like anderssen s opening there is a creepy crawly formation a3 followed by the odd h3
This looks weak to me, but maybe not
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