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MechEng94
Sep 16, 2012, 8:33 PM 1

I find it difficult to harness the courage to take on opponents of rank sufficiently above mine to actually improve my rating if I win. Of course I'm beating up on people rank 1100 and below but I'm barely keeping tempo with 1220 and above. Maybe I need to take a more aggressive approach? It occurred to me that I more often than not go old indian or french defense whenever I can't figure out what line to take. Oh well, more studying it is.

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