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Happens all the time, especially against low rated players.
And you really shouldn't be asking how you're doing on a game that is in progress.
Just because they don't cooperate playing a Sicilian doesn't mean that they play erratically.
I didn't ask about what move's to make. I just wanted to know if i was heading in the right direction with my opening? I could understand if I said "here's my position where do i go next?"
If the answer is no, what use is that to you without more information? Or yes for that matter.
Just post it for analysis after the game and people should be able to tell you how you could have exploited any 'erratic' moves.
If you learn why you make moves and not just what the lines are you should be able to work out why their move may not be considered good. If you only know which moves are played and not why then you will be less able to take advantage of opening errors.
Understand, however on other sites it was always understood that asking anything during an ongoing game is not really acceptable. I am not sure here but I would think it would be similar.
Asking if you are going in the right direction and getting the answer of "No" might make you stop and evaluate a position longer than you might have otherwise. Some may consider even that a form of help.
It's still a wrong thing to do, even if you're not asking for an exact move. Even a general comment might be helpful, and this is unfair to your opponent.
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