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Going on back to e4

Dec 17, 2008, 2:04 PM 5

I had a 6 month long stint with d4 and I am calling it quits.  The reasons?  I really like d4, but there are too many defenses involved and they usually know more than me.  Plus, they can prepare drawing lines against me.  Also, I am a natural attacking player gifted with an incredible intuition.  e4 sharpens my tactics and will be better experience.  I finally worked my kinks out in the Sicilian!  I am playing patchwork right now, but that's okay.  I am finding that deviating from the main lines early might be my best bet to prevent people booking up on me and taking them out of theirs.  I can imagine people seeing the Maroczy-Alekhine Gambit in the French and having no idea what to do.  I am still working on facing the Alekhine, Scandinavian, Pirc, and Caro-Kann, but I got my two biggest opening nemesis out of the way, so that's a good thing.

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