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Fighting back from an opening mistake

May 24, 2011, 7:01 AM 8

Poor opening play characterizes my current Chess960 games. I'd like to chalk it up to being new at the variant, but it's really a matter of not paying attention. In this game I hang a pawn on move 2. I was able to fight back later in the game, avoid some pitfalls, sacrifice two exchanges (!) and eventually win. But there are some real lessons to be learned about paying attention in the opening.


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