how to kill poor opening play by your opponent

Live_For_Chess

nameno1had

He beat two guys playing against him almost exactly the same way. It is illustrated in the Complete Idiots Guide To Chess Openings...

blueemu

13 Rxd7 is better.

JG27Pyth
 
Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard say: no no no you dit-int. n'uh-unh.
 
Here's the Morphy game:
 
AnthonyCG

8.Qxb7 is fine. Morphy was just being a fancy pants.

waffllemaster

Yes, perhaps the most recognized game in the world shows why 3.Bg4 is bad.

waffllemaster
AnthonyCG wrote:

8.Qxb7 is fine. Morphy was just being a fancy pants.

Sure, but after Qb4+ it's not nearly as entertaining :p

 

One recent obvious-epiphany I had when trying to refute a poor opening set up was... let them live with it!  I thought, ok, I'll spend the next 15 moves trying to get good development / good squares for my pieces and I'll check back with my opponent then... 15 mover later he was miserable lol.

DENVERHIGH

Here is my kill a poor opening and he resigned.