Counter-attack or defend?
Today I played 777 moves in 90 minutes in the 1000 Bright Minds Chess Simul. It was interesting for me today, because I played faster the 2nd moves in the games, than the 1st moves, because in the starting position I had more possibilities. In the second move the 2 moves of my opponent and my 1st move closed doors and gave me less number of candidate moves.
Most of the opponents played natural good moves.
I noticed a general human attitude. When somebody attacked, most of the time he starts to defend instead of counter-attack and may get in a bad position. Already in the second moves it happened in some of the games.
I played the scandinavian defense in games. White started with e4 and I attacked the pawn for d5. Here the good move is to capture the pawn and then to play d4 or Nc3 depends how black reacts in the 2nd move. But if white defends and run with his pawn to e5, then black has a fine position because of his good center with the d5 pawn.
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