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Avoiding the Semi-Slav and Slav

  • #61
    SmyslovFan wrote:
    Optimissed wrote:
    SmyslovFan wrote:

    "That's a Cambridge-Springs Defense. Back in the old days, it was considered part of the QGD complex as was the Slav. Now, it's usually lumped in with the Slavs.  Obviously, it can be reached by either 2...e6 or 2...c6."

    "It's incorrect to consider it a Slav, since then, Capablanca's Defence would be a Slav, as would any QGD defence where black eventually plays c6, which is completely silly." 

    <<It's sad when GMs and professional theoreticians are so consistently incorrect.
     

    GM Lars Schandorff, in his book on the Queen's Gambit, erroneously placed the Cambridge Springs in the Semi Slav constellation, along with the Moscow and the Botvinnik. These GMs really should just give up and defer to the denizens of chess.com's forums.>>

    I think there's a mistaken assumption going on here ... that GMs are always right, so if they say that Shredded Wheat is the correct breakfast cereal then Shredded Wheat it must be. Except of course that sometimes GMs can disagree with each other.

    But who are we to take sides, since they are Gods and inhabit the celestial spheres? Then again, we could just get real and stop being so naïve as to think that GMs are more intelligent as a species. They're good at playing chess and that's all the title implies.

     

  • #62

    (I was an exceptionally good table football player. They call it Fussball in Europe, maybe. Don't know what they call it in the USA. But since I was so good at it, if I say that tf is a variety of cricket because a ball is hit with something resembling a stick, shaped like a football player, would I be right?)

  • #63
    Optimissed έγραψε:

    I think there's a mistaken assumption going on here ... that GMs are always right, so if they say that Shredded Wheat is the correct breakfast cereal then Shredded Wheat it must be. Except of course that sometimes GMs can disagree with each other.

    But who are we to take sides, since they are Gods and inhabit the celestial spheres? Then again, we could just get real and stop being so naïve as to think that GMs are more intelligent as a species. They're good at playing chess and that's all the title implies.

     

    Yes, I get your point.

    A Grandmaster can be wrong about things he knows, while you can be right about things you don't know.

    It's the probability theory, stupid...

  • #64

    ups?

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