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‘Trade n Hope’ chess

  • #1
    More often than not lately I’m encountering a new breed of player who practises the ‘Trade n Hope’ chess philosophy - whereby they’ll desperately trade all the powerful pieces as early as possible in the hope they can sneak a win in a tight pawn end game. This basically bypasses the middle game we’re in my view the normally superior player will deservedly gain the upper hand and ultimate victory.
    So my questions are twofold: is this a major flaw in the game in general? And is the a way to discourage this new head-banger breed from practising this brain-dead type of chess?
    Ta.
  • #2
    They're just lazy to play tactically.
  • #3

    Hoof-Hearted wrote:

    More often than not lately I’m encountering a new breed of player who practises the ‘Trade n Hope’ chess philosophy - whereby they’ll desperately trade all the powerful pieces as early as possible in the hope they can sneak a win in a tight pawn end game. This basically bypasses the middle game we’re in my view the normally superior player will deservedly gain the upper hand and ultimate victory.
    So my questions are twofold: is this a major flaw in the game in general? And is the a way to discourage this new head-banger breed from practising this brain-dead type of chess?
    Ta.

    this is not a flaw in the game. if it were then we would see it at the highest levels. when playing against such a payer the best strategy is to set up so that you capture with tempo
  • #4

    Hoof-Hearted wrote:

    More often than not lately I’m encountering a new breed of player who practises the ‘Trade n Hope’ chess philosophy - whereby they’ll desperately trade all the powerful pieces as early as possible in the hope they can sneak a win in a tight pawn end game. This basically bypasses the middle game we’re in my view the normally superior player will deservedly gain the upper hand and ultimate victory.
    So my questions are twofold: is this a major flaw in the game in general? And is the a way to discourage this new head-banger breed from practising this brain-dead type of chess?
    Ta.

    this is not a flaw in the game. if it were then we would see it at the highest levels. when playing against such a payer the best strategy is to set up so that you capture with tempo
  • #5

    Hoof-Hearted wrote:

    More often than not lately I’m encountering a new breed of player who practises the ‘Trade n Hope’ chess philosophy - whereby they’ll desperately trade all the powerful pieces as early as possible in the hope they can sneak a win in a tight pawn end game. This basically bypasses the middle game we’re in my view the normally superior player will deservedly gain the upper hand and ultimate victory.
    So my questions are twofold: is this a major flaw in the game in general? And is the a way to discourage this new head-banger breed from practising this brain-dead type of chess?
    Ta.

    this is not a flaw in the game. if it were then we would see it at the highest levels. when playing against such a payer the best strategy is to set up so that you capture with tempo
  • #6

    Hoof-Hearted wrote:

    More often than not lately I’m encountering a new breed of player who practises the ‘Trade n Hope’ chess philosophy - whereby they’ll desperately trade all the powerful pieces as early as possible in the hope they can sneak a win in a tight pawn end game. This basically bypasses the middle game we’re in my view the normally superior player will deservedly gain the upper hand and ultimate victory.
    So my questions are twofold: is this a major flaw in the game in general? And is the a way to discourage this new head-banger breed from practising this brain-dead type of chess?
    Ta.

    this is not a flaw in the game. if it were then we would see it at the highest levels. when playing against such a payer the best strategy is to set up so that you capture with tempo
  • #7

    If your opponent starts doing that, try to defend all your pieces with other pieces so that when you recapture you aren't doubling pawns. By trading off all the pieces, I think it shows the opponent is afraid and doesn't know how to defend. That probably means they aren't too good at attacking either, so take the time to get the king safe and let them have it.

  • #8

    i play like this only if its against  people much higher rated than me mainly because im afraid of their superior tactical ability

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