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nathan_zhao
kindaspongey wrote:

Around 2010, IM John Watson wrote, "... For players with very limited experience, ... the Sicilian Defence ... normally leaves you with little room to manoeuvre and is best left until your positional skills develop. ... I'm still not excited about my students playing the Sicilian Defence at [the stage where they have a moderate level of experience and some opening competence], because it almost always means playing with less space and development, and in some cases with exotic and not particularly instructive pawn-structures. ... if you're taking the Sicilian up at [say, 1700 Elo and above], you should put in a lot of serious study time, as well as commit to playing it for a few years. ..."

Ok, coach @kindaspongy

Snejvesda

Lol everyone calling kindaspongey a coach

nathan_zhao

Well, it's true!!!

fraseafrase
Hey
jij2018

why just why is this chatting forum under chess openings??????????????

jij2018
nathan_zhao wrote:
kindaspongey wrote:

Around 2010, IM John Watson wrote, "... For players with very limited experience, ... the Sicilian Defence ... normally leaves you with little room to manoeuvre and is best left until your positional skills develop. ... I'm still not excited about my students playing the Sicilian Defence at [the stage where they have a moderate level of experience and some opening competence], because it almost always means playing with less space and development, and in some cases with exotic and not particularly instructive pawn-structures. ... if you're taking the Sicilian up at [say, 1700 Elo and above], you should put in a lot of serious study time, as well as commit to playing it for a few years. ..."

Ok, coach @kindaspongy

thank u coach 4 ur recommendations

CatsWithWings00

Hello to all you social butterflies on here. How are you all doing this fine day?

jij2018

Great! happy.png

nathan_zhao

sure

jij2018

lol sure

nathan_zhao

k

jij2018

k

pscyops
Try the pscyop gambit bandicoot
nathan_zhao

maybe

nathan_zhao

sure, but it's now called the chatting forum

jij2018
nathan_zhao wrote:

sure, but it's now called the chatting forum

about openings

najdorf96

Indeed. Sure, one could ask for help with opening stuff and I'm always amazed by how helpful most of our community are; But then again, I'm just as disappointed by posters who are soo jaded in their own thinking to expect validation in their self-proclamations; that when confronted with real, practical criticism by more seasoned players they become argumentative, confrontational. Cool. And worse, they block people from responding to their scathing rants directed to them. Heh. Again, it's cool. To play or not to play, that's always the thing with me. Thanks guys, just needed to vent alittle bit. Peace✌🏽

nathan_zhao

yeah sure