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Caro-Kahn Or Scandanavian Defense?

Slayer1483
ThrillerFan wrote:
Historyteacher3 wrote:

If this were my thread I would have blocked you at your first comment where you called the OPs claim a "complete joke" and listed your own credentials, or certainly by your second entry where you insulted 1200 players.

 

Clearly you don't "get it".

 

What I am pointing out is that I am 1100 rating points higher, have played many openings for years, and even I have NOT MASTERED THEM!

 

Therefore, there is no way a 922 player has mastered an opening!

 

It is not about showing off what I know.  It is pointing out that if a 2000 player can barely claim mastery of a single opening in 25 years, there is no way that a 922 player can claim mastery and not be full of himself!

 

Sorry if your (Historyteacher3) backbone is too sensitive to accept the hard, blunt truth!  Sometimes the truth hurts.  Sometime helping someone is best done by getting across to them that they are in fantasy-land, that they need to wake up, and realize that they are making a complete fool of themselves, and that they should probably be spending their time on basics.  Pins, Forks, Lucena's Position, Philidor's Draw, Mating with Knight and Bishop, etc.

 

If I, as a 2000 player, told some GM that I have mastered all of chess and figured it out to a draw, he'd be laughing so hard his stomach would hurt!  The same thing can be said about a 900 player claiming mastery of a single opening.  Get over your sensitivity issues and accept the hard facts! You and (HistoryTeacher3) Are like a political debate. There is no absolute point of that exact topic of conversation.

 

millerd66
korotky_trinity wrote:

And I dislike French defense by now.

I lost so many games when I played it.

There is problem with one your Bishop when you play it.

 

yes you do box in your bishop but if you know that going in you prepare how to get around it

 

korotky_trinity
millerd66 wrote:
korotky_trinity wrote:

And I dislike French defense by now.

I lost so many games when I played it.

There is problem with one your Bishop when you play it.

 

yes you do box in your bishop but if you know that going in you prepare how to get around it

 

Of course, you are right.

But I don't know that. I don't know how to liberate my Bishop from this "box" on the right side of the board.

So French defense is tricky enough.

korotky_trinity
Historyteacher3 wrote:

I like that chess.com tells you what offense and defense you are using.  lol like I care

Yeah... Really.

I never had suspected that there are so many different offenses and diffenses in Chess before I came here.

It looks like a real science.

MirTheDragon

I'll end the entire argument here;

Play the French.

dont hate me lol

korotky_trinity

And don't cry after that. )

millerd66
korotky_trinity wrote:
millerd66 wrote:
korotky_trinity wrote:

And I dislike French defense by now.

I lost so many games when I played it.

There is problem with one your Bishop when you play it.

 

yes you do box in your bishop but if you know that going in you prepare how to get around it

 

Of course, you are right.

But I don't know that. I don't know how to liberate my Bishop from this "box" on the right side of the board.

So French defense is tricky enough.

yes but it is your least important bishop and yes you have to move the pawns to create a path

 

millerd66

I love when my opponent plays Scandinavian. It makes it that much more fun to develop pieces and at the same time chase the queen

EKAFC
ThrillerFan wrote:
EKAFC wrote:

I don't like the Caro. It's overrated and it's slow. Better is to play the French Defense. I have the more common variations covered here and you will get more out of this study than by playing the Caro. I also included a tricky variation that will have you win a lot of games

 

Very incomplete!

 

For instance, in the 6.Be2 line after 6...f6 7.O-O, etc, on move 10 (shown as move 5 there because when you click 6.Be2, it goes back to 1 rather than 6), White has 2 main options.  10.c4, as shown, but also 10.f4, which is the more positional route.

 

I smacked Black silly in the Chicago Open back in the mid-2010's with 10.f4 (yes, I was White that game - I do not only play the Black side of the French, I also play the White side of the Advance, 3.Nc3, and King's Indian Attack).

Interesting suggestion. I will add that right now to my study. My book only covers so much and I have to add some things sometimes like the 6.Bd3 which is the most common continuation today is not mentioned in the book. I found Jonathon Schrantz's video on it and used that. I'm open to more suggestions if anyone has some