11984 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
If you thought he was trolling, I honestly can't say much about your overall sense of judgement. I would venture ta say Smylovfan is "trolling" (but on your behalf)
Leiph, cookiemonster & even TheGrobe DO believe Chess is a draw. While I do not.
You know there is more to chess than just USCF or FIDE over the board play.
Some players may have disabilities which prevent them from playing that type of chess.
One can write a book, or teach chess to hundreds or set chess records, whatever he/she may be talented in.
ad hominem attacks are not the way. [and I do not accuse Reb of such an attack at all as he had legitimate questions]
So does this mean you think White has a forced win from the starting position? [or maybe Black]?
I've often considered this tread like the movie, " Beautiful Mind" (I hope that's the title).
Where the his vindication wasn't proven throughout the story (where he'd believed, and more than likely, made everyone believe there was a conspiracy).
In the end, though...even though his conspiracy theory was found out ta be delusional...his mind, his life was beautiful. To be ultimately shared.
Yes. I have stated many times throughout, that I believe White to play wins. From the Opening.
I discount black, from the initial position with white to play, can even win.
My Late Uncle often said to me, "Play to win as white, draw with black..."
I totally believe this to be true.
Of course, Im just making an analogy. I'm not saying your thread is an "conspiracy".
I would say "Play to win as White and also play to win as Black. In the 7th USA Correspondence Championship I won all 7 of the games where I had Black. [which is a record which will never be tied or broken]
In my two exhibition matches here on Chess.com, I took Black in all my games in both exhibitions.
World Champion, Carlsen, often keeps the pressure on even when playing Black.
Yes, I agree in the practical sense! When the opportunity presents itself, in any position (white or black) play to win.
" play to win as white, draw as black" is merely a guide. Because, as I truly believe, white to play wins...whereas as black, I play not to lose (draw) UNLESS white loses the initiative, I manage ta equalize (or close to it)
It's anyone's game!
I would presume, being part of US chess lore, your recent successes as black really would motivate you to honestly say...black can win 50% of the time. Much more so, equal amount of time. Your impressive record is indeed historical.
It is more of an testament to your quality of play than actual credence to this discussion that black has any hope of winning vs best play from white.
Fischer himself decreed, you have to equalize first before fishing for something (as black). I believe that still holds true as a fundamental.
Schlecter & Petrosian were extremely difficult to win against, white or black. It's because of their style of play and negativism. Playing not to lose. Every chess player, as well you should know, takes calculated risks.
Thing is, often when they do not have the initiative. They're often cramped, pawn structure is symmetrical.
Of the basic fundamental tenants of chess, I believe having the initiative or more tempi is the most important.
Losing a tempo as white may equalize, or have no significant impact. But losing tempo as black often result in being overrun. Indeed, white often has the initiative as early as the third move.
I would definitely agree to challenging you to a match whereas the condition would be I'm white the whole way.
What say you?
Anyone know any good free chess books I can download?
by JoEvJohn a few minutes ago
Fun Fact for Premium Members...
by flatseven 3 minutes ago
by flamed318 4 minutes ago
Grandmaster excrements--most feared opening for black...
by macer75 5 minutes ago
New Chess.com Site for Kids => www.ChessKid.com !
by flatseven 6 minutes ago
Why the elo change?
by sirrichardburton 9 minutes ago
WHY is Bobby Fischer still respected in the chess community???
by JoEvJohn 12 minutes ago
I am millionaire, how can I improve at chess?
by JoEvJohn 20 minutes ago
Copying other players is FUN :D
by badger_song 26 minutes ago
I didn't abandon the game but I lost and my rating went down.
by lanceearlhaines 26 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!